My name is Tiffany Hughes and I am a senior at Gulf Shores High School. I am very involved in both my community and school. I have maintained a 3.5 GPA while taking all AP courses, playing three sports, and being an active member in both marching and concert band. In this past year's AP English Test I passed with a high enough grade to allow me to skip that course in college. At the end of this year I hope to have many other college courses under my belt as well.
I am very involved in my school throughout many clubs. I am a member of the International Club, Gridiron Girls, HOSA, and the Pep Rally Decorating Group. And have in the past been in NJHS and Key Club.
This upcoming season will be my sixth year on the high school softball team, starting my seventh grade year. I have also been on the Varsity basketball team all four years of high school. In both ninth and tenth grade I was a member of the volleyball team as well.
I have been a proud member of the marching band since my eighth grade year and have been a section leader for both percussion and piccolo. I have played in the Varsity concert band since eighth grade year as well, always placing in a high end chair. I have been awarded 15 different medals and my concert band has placed second overall and best in class at the worldwide "Festival Disney" concert competition.
I participate in many youth camps for the young athletes of our city, have been a part of the sea turtle rescue team, and have been a youth leader at my church for toddlers.
I have five different offers to play softball at the next level but am still undecided as to where I am going. I plan to pursue a major in Biology and hopefully attend medical school at South Alabama afterwards. I want to become a surgeon in either pediatrics or cardio thoracic.
I have chosen this as my career, because I want to give back to my community. As a child I battled with asthma aggressively. Always being sick, I was constantly in the hospital, including on holidays. I know if it weren't for the good doctors that I had, I may not have been able to become the athlete I am today. I want to take the love and care the doctors gave me, and give it back to others struggling with the same thing.
What inspires me to be the best student athlete I can be is my parents. I have seen them go through very tough times and pull through, all while providing for me and my brothers. That pushes me to be the best I can everyday because it shows me that no matter what the situation, if you work hard enough you can come back from it. Seeing how successful they are today in both running their own business and our family, I hope that by learning everything I can from them I can one day do the same.