Mees Middelweerd

Mees Middelweerd

Interest

Sailing

Ranked in top 15 in the Netherlands (www.splashclass.org);

began at age six, regular weekend training sessions;

joined world and national championships and various other events;

won club championship in 2006;

won several SKON events (national), typically ending in top 20;

Field Hockey 

Began playing at age 7, training 3 times/week and weekends;

participated for 2 years on hockey club’s Youth Committee;

play in first-line team - Hilversum Hockey Club (www.hmhc.nu);

competed in National School Championship games and have won several prizes.

Tennis

Trained and played hard and often for 4 years, won the club championship in 2003,

then turned to sailing and hockey.

Guitar

Played classic guitar for 7 years, then turned to electric guitar and played for 2 years

Summary

I am a freshman at the College of Charleston and my major is International Business. I went to a high school in Hilversum, The Netherlands, called Gemeentelijk Gymnasium Hilversum. This school is one of the most highly accredited in The Netherlands and has the highest level of difficulty. My academic program focus was a Nature & Health curriculum with emphasis in mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and economics. I graduated with an average of 7.93, which is nearly cum-laude. I am a very social person, willing to take risks, and also very competitive. I have played sports since I was six and I played guitar for 9 years. (look under ''interests'' for more information)

Work History

Work History
May 2007 - Jul 2009

Sailing instructor

K.W.V. Loosdrecht

Provide sailing instruction to highly skilled children from the Netherlands; teach boat handling in different kinds of weather; teach racing strategy 

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

Sailing instructor

N.O.C.S.P

Provide swimming and sailing instruction to beginners in China; teach boat handling in different kinds of weather; teach racing strategy 

Education

Education
Aug 2003 - Jun 2009

Gemeentelijk Gymnasium Hilversum

Skills

Skills

Ancient Greek and Latin

 Strengths in writing and translation 

English

Fluently

French

Moderate fluency

Dutch

Native speaker