The Tablet Jr. > March 2022

By Alexis Anastasian , Grade 7

Alexis AnastasianA valiant woman is willing to put the most determination and courage into something she does. She only gives her all into everything she does and doesn’t give up even if someone doubts her. She proves to everyone where she stands and doesn’t stand down. For example, Simone Biles and Serena Williams demonstrate their determination through hard work. A valiant woman has confidence, perseverance, and dedication.

Simone Biles, a former U.S Olympic gold medalist, is a perfect example of a valiant woman since she has a lot of courage, dedication, and determination. During an interview, Simone Biles says, “I would say always to follow your dream.  And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought I would be here in a million years.  So it just proves that once you believe in yourself, and you put your mind to something, you can do it.” Her dream was always to be a world-famous gymnast, but she never thought that she would be able to get to where she is today and that you should always follow your dreams because they eventually do come true. During another interview, Simone Biles said, “A successful competition for me is always going out there and putting 100 percent into whatever I’m doing.” Simone Biles only puts her all in whatever she’s doing, whether competing for a gold medal or practicing. This shows how dedicated and determined she is. 

Another example of a courageous woman is Serena Williams. She has won 23 Grand Slam titles, which is the most by any player in the Open Era. She is very dedicated to what she does. During an interview with Serena, she said, “Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.”  Serena Williams is a courageous woman since she works so hard to make her dream a reality. During another interview, she said, “Luck has nothing to do with it. I have spent many, countless hours on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.” Serena says that she works so hard for hours, and she doesn’t win every time but keeps trying until she does because hard work pays off.

A valiant woman is a woman who is determined and courageous. Simone Biles and Serena Williams are perfect examples. Simone Biles proves this statement by saying she puts 100 percent effort into whatever she does. Serena puts her all on the court, and even if it doesn’t come out as a win, she still keeps trying. They both put their all into whatever they do. There are many other brave women in the world. Simone Biles and Serena Williams are some examples of how a courageous woman shows courage, dedication, and determination.