I am a high school student who is passionate about horses, photography, and art. In fact, these three interests of mine are connected. Most of my art involves equine images and my favorite models are horses and their riders. I train at a barn an hour and a half away and spend 20 hours a week and 600 miles traveling there and riding. I train under AQHA Professional Horsewoman Kim Bisson in Barre, Vermont. In competition, I show in the youth all-around events, specializing in Horsemanship, Equitation, and Showmanship. When I am not showing AQHA, I compete in the Youth Equestrian Development Association (YEDA) in Horsemanship and Reining. This experience has given me a good foundation for what it is like to show in a college program.
I have a bustling portrait business, and enjoy taking photos at the various horse shows I attend. Additionally, I am a cartoon-style artist, my favorite mediums being pencil, ink, and digital. I have won a number of awards, including two Scholastic Gold Keys, Best in Show at the Hopkinton State Fair, and was recognized at the New Hampshire State 4H Photography Competition.
I manage to balance riding and art with my schoolwork. For the past two years, I have been enrolled full time in the Virtual Learning Academy Charter Schools (VLACS) and maintain a 3.5 GPA. In 2016, I was chosen as the top history student in the school, and most improved student for my class.
I began hurdling and long jumping in middle school. I have been the MVP for my school's track and field team three years in a row. I hold multiple school records in three different events. In 2016, I was the only female freshman in my division in the state to qualify for the championship meet in any hurdles or jumping event. In 2017, I qualified in three events and came in fifth in the 300 meter hurdles and 100 meter hurdles.