My name is Joshua Cooper, and Thank You for looking at my Profile. Im a 6 year lacrosse player and played for 2 lacrosse youth leagues, 1 travel/ tournament team and a sign up team to play in the Nutmeg state clubs. i also run cross country as a sport to keep in great shape for snowboarding season as i race for usasa (united states of america freeski and snowboarding association) and then to keep in shape for lacrosse season. i'm also a violinist and a violin soloist at my current school. i also run a orchestral string quartet ensemble and we raise money for charities and camps like for example a camp that i volunteer at for the disabled, i'm also a representative for my grade and for the region of cral (capitol region athletic league). with me being a representative and a running a quartet ensemble im a leader, which brought me to my high school, The CREC Civic Leadership High School. this school is a school where we become the leaders of tomorrow and learn skills like how to be a firefighter ( we have our own firetruck and the only one in the country to as a high school), learn some basic FEMA protocols, and more. In my high school we run a semester based schedule, also known as a blocked schedule, this means a year course for example algebra I, this would be a sesmaster course and a semester course is a quarter course, and right now i'm taking spanish with upper classmen due to me taking it in my middle school years. Also i decided to apply and go to this school is because i wanted to become a social worker, I wanted to become one because of my past as i had trauma in my life and i wanted to become a person that can help kids, teens, adults and more because I know what its like to not have someone to talk to. As i started learning skills for this major i volunteer at a camp called the John J Nerden Regional Training Center INC. In Middlefield, CT. This camp is a summer were kids at the preschool level all the way to 70 year olds. i work with the hardest and largest group at camp which is called F-group, this group is all boys and girls in middle school and high school, this group is the hardest because our group only has about 4 volunteers and 2 consulours and we have almost 40 campers in this group. While in this group i've learned that i needed to be on my feet all the time, listening all around, and looking and making sure all my campers are with me. I also am a coach and volunteer for special olympics Glastonbury, i've been volunteering for special olympics CT since 6th grade and when I go on into college im still gonna volunteer and help these kids have fun because my twin brother has down syndrome. When you have a brother with down syndrome it forces you to become over protective about your family and friends. I'm also the youngest in my family so i " grew up " and "became" the older brother.
i hope you really consider me as person that will be a good fit for your team and college, and thank you for taking the time to read my statement.
Joshua Ian, Cooper