Every face hides a story

JOSHUA COBBINA Contributing writer

At some point in time, every person has wondered how to be successful. It’s a question that has been around for as long as time,and it makes people strive to achieve greatness in life. I believe that if you set high goals and do everything you want in life, you will be a successful person.

Growing up, I have always played sports. I love to compete, no matter what it is that I am competing for. Since I was a kid, I never settled for anything when playing a sport. If my team received a second place medal, I would throw mine out because I always wanted to be the best at everything I did. I started playing soccer when I was about 5-years-old, but I thought that it wasn’t aggressive enough, so I decided to play lacrosse in third grade. In high school, I was on varsity all four years and made it to the state championship every year. My sophomore year of high school, my team won the state championship, and I felt like all of my hard work had finally paid off.

My sophomore through senior year of high school, I took a television production class. My teacher, Karin McKemey, recognized that I had a future in broadcast journalism, so she pushed me to be the best news anchor I could possibly be. During my senior year of high school, I competed with schools across the nation, and I ended up becoming the number one male news anchor in the nation. That was one of the best moments of my life and made me want to become a news anchor.

When I was younger, I had a small physical build. I was very skinny and short, and was picked on a lot for it. That made me want to start working out and get bigger. During my junior year of high school, I decided to start working out, and after about a year, people started seeing a big difference in me. I pushed myself as hard as I could my senior year of high school and over the summer, I was offered to compete in body building competitions and have a personal trainer.

I decided to come to Piedmont because I want to pursue a career in broadcast journalism and play lacrosse, so I felt as though Piedmont was my best option. I do not regret anything I have done in my life because it made me the person I am today. As long as I am alive, I will always strive to be successful and be the greatest person I can be.