Extracurriculars

Piano

One of my extracurricular activities is piano! I’ve been playing piano for at least ten years. I focus mainly on classical music, but sometimes I learn songs from movies or shows for fun. I take weekly lessons and occasionally participate in competitions. The video above is a piece I performed at the winner’s recital of a competition last year. It’s filmed in my house as the recital hall we were supposed to attend was shut down due to COVID-19.

Volleyball

I also play volleyball, which I’ve only been playing for about 3 years. I started in the summer before 9th grade and played with Westborough High School’s JV2 team in both my freshman and sophomore years. Unfortunately, I was not able to try out for the school team this year, but I plan to continue playing with the SLAM Volleyball Club. You can check out their website here. I am a defensive specialist and usually play a position called the "libero". A libero is only allowed to play in the back row and is the main defensive player on the court. My team relies on me to direct defense during attacks from the other team, and also to cover our own players during their attacks.

I can't wait for the club season to begin. Try outs occur in mid-October, and I'm hoping to make a 17s team for the year. It'll be a lot of work, especially alongside school projects like STEM, but I think it's definitely worth it.

a picture of me spiking a picture of my team and our medals