Sam Walton was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma March 29, 1918. Growing up in the Great Depression, the Walton family moved around several times before landing in Columbia, Missouri. Sam Walton graduated in 1936 from David H. Hickman High School where he was voted “most versatile boy”. Sam Walton then went on to attend the University of Missouri. Walton’s family was too poor to pay for his education so Walton worked various jobs including waiting tables for food, to pay for his education.
When LeBron was just a sobbing baby she bought him a miniature goal, not knowing she was creating one of the best ball players of all time. LeBron did not make many friends when he started school because he was ashamed of his life at home. Getting his schoolwork was difficult for him so he turned to sports; he preferred basketball and football the most. On the court he liked going in the paint, and passing the ball to his teammates the most. He also took enjoyment in commencing jumpers, something he started in fourth grade that has elevated to his signature move in the NBA.
At County High School, football was king. If you were a guy and not a member of the football team then you were already behind in the popularity polls. I was not so much interested in the popularity battle but I did love sports, especially football. Sports kept me busy throughout my high school life. I played basketball, baseball, and football every year.
In Jr. High Walter didn’t really want to play football, he usually went to his brothers games and practices. One day when practice was over, Eddie’s coach asked Walter to try out for the team, Eddie’s coach realized what talent he had, but was confused as to why he wasn’t going out. So the next day Walter tried out, at the end of the practice, Coach came up to Walter and said, “ Congrats you made the team”, Walter didn’t know how to react because he was scared and excited at the same time. Walter was a quick learner, he already in the first 5 practices had the starting position for the runnin... ... middle of paper ... ...of people look at Walter Payton as one of the greatest running backs of all time, but in my eyes he was also an inspiration, and a role model. Works Cited 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Payton 2. http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/7031006/chicago-bears-walter-payton-used-drugs-talked-suicide-according-book 3. http://www.nfl.com/player/walterpayton/2522907/profile 4. http://www.wpcp.org/ 5. http://www.payton34.com/walter.asp 6. http://www.bearshistory.com/lore/walterpayton.aspx 7. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/walter-payton-sweetness-unto-death/ 8. http://football.about.com/od/legends/p/Walter-Payton.htm 9. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Walter_Jerry_Payton.aspx 10. http://www.east-buc.k12.ia.us/00_01/BH/wp/wp.htm http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-09-30/mike-ditka-says-he-would-spit-on-author-of-walter-payton-biography
He wasn't sure that he should join the team because of the views that were expressed by the Nazis. Despite this, he had a lot to show the world. He became a track star in Ohio, during his high school years. His high school track Coach Charlie Riley noticed his running ability when he saw him during a PE class, and asked him to join the tack team. When Owens told him he couldn't make it to after school practices because of his job.
Joe started playing sports all year long when he was only 10 years old. Even though he was a Multi- Sports Star, football was his main sport. He lived in a port of the state where use to be coal producing tough-minded people that believed in “hard work pays off” which he learned very quickly. “Joe Montana showed he was a leader on and off the field” said his peewee coach. (Ramen 15) He started his official football career at Ringgold High School where he stunned the coaches and became starting quarterback during his junior year and he was also phenomenal at basketball and he was so skilled at basketball that he got a scholarship to North Carolina.
Although Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, he grew up in North Carolina. In his first years of life he already stood out for his athletic ability and began to surprise teachers, friends and neighbors. During his stage of schooling he proved his talent in football and baseball, but it was through basketball that he projected himself best; for that reason his father built him his own domestic court so that he could develop his enormous potential. Soon all of Michael's acquaintances recognized him as a future basketball star; However, his academic team considered him somewhat delayed in his growth because he barely measured 1.80 meters. Then with the Laney High quintet, he became a leader in several offensive and defensive departments, with which he was selected by the McDonald's All-American Team.
“Dad why can’t we play football today?” he asked. “Well its Sunday and you need to get your spiritual growth in, because what is going to happen when you are done playing football?” his father stated. Billy just shrugged off the comment because in his mind, he would never stop playing football. Billy continued to progress in his athletic ability becoming a standout athlete in Football as well as Basketball, In High school he chose to focus solely on football because it was the love of his life and he knew he could get a scholarship to play. He was an all-state running back four years in a row in high school and voted as one of the top high school recruits in the entire country.
From 1900 to 1905, he held various small business positions, but didn’t find anything that interested him. In school, all of his teachers knew that Truman, a good student, but feisty young boy would surely go to college. He had hoped to attend West Point, the premier military academy in the nation. Unfortunately, he was turned down because of his poor eyesight and his family could no longer afford college, due to the sudden financial loss that his father suffered. For the next twelve years Truman prospered as a Missouri farmer on his parents’ land.
Fitzgerald at Princeton While he was a student at the Newman School, called St. Regis in This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald became enamored with Princeton. He attended the first Harvard-Princeton game since 1896 on November 4, 1911 and Princeton won 8-6 on a blocked kick that was returned for a touchdown (Tate, 199). His aunt offered to pay for his education at Georgetown, but Fitzgerald wanted to go to Princeton. When his grandmother died in 1913, she left money that made Princeton available. Fitzgerald did not do well on the entrance exams though, so he had to travel to Princeton to re-take the tests and have a personal interview.