Hi!

I'm Joshua Villarino

Ballard High School Senior 2020

Ballard Athlete

Ballard Dance Team Member

Football Kicker and Punter

Student Pilot

Martial Artist

   1st Degree Black Belt Kenpo

Multi Instrumentalist

Singer/Producer Men's Ensemble

Kicking and Punting Youth Coach

Local Community Volunteer

Hi!

I'm Joshua Villarino

Ballard High School Senior

Ballard Athlete

Ballard Dance Team Member

Football Kicker and Punter

Student Pilot

Martial Artist

1st Degree Black Belt

Multi Instrumentalist

Kicking and Punting Youth Coach

Local Community Volunteer

WELCOME


About Me

     I never really knew my purpose. I didn’t know I contributed to anything. But I remember having a special gift that I discovered at a very young that I still do to this day. I began to notice that anything that I would see, I would be able to do mimic it to the tee without ever trying prior to that attempt. My mother, Eileen, and my father, Joe, were very shocked to see me as a little kid doing these incredible things that not a lot of 5-year-old's do. My parents never held me back in any way whatsoever in any activities that I wanted to do. Except there was one thing that held me back. At the age of seven, I was diagnosed with a severe condition of eczema, which slowed my physical activity whenever I started to sweat. Now as a kid, all I wanted to do was move around all the time. I was very active but this small defect brought down some of my activities to a halt. But the problems didn’t stop there. My teachers noticed that I had a speech impediment and sent me to a speech therapist at the age of 8. According to my parents, they thought my teachers were crazy. To my parents, they never heard of my lisp or stammer. It was not only till years later when we watch back at our old home videos that it became noticeable. My elementary school staff noticed that I was also failing at every standardized academic assessment each year, and it would be best for me to receive individual attention to help me along the way. They then placed me in an (IEP) Individual Education Program to work with a speech therapist each week and to help with my academics. 


During my elementary and middle school years in Florida, California, and Washington, I was devoted to learning new skills. I started to notice this “mimicry talent” the older I got. So I decided to use it to my advantage. I remember coming home after school one day and saw on the TV in my living room that a man of the name Michael Jackson has passed away. Now at first, I had no clue who this mysterious man was until the news channel showed clips of him dancing and singing. I remember every single second of that day, I was in awe. The way he moved across the floor, captivating the eyes of thousands and thousands of screaming fans was nothing like I have never seen before. After the tv switched programs, I immediately got up and ran to my mom asking her to buy me a black hat with the “rings around it”. She looked at me and responded with “you mean a fedora?”. And I said, “I think so, the one that Michael Jackson wears all the time?”. She said, “OK, sure!”. The following week I started watching YouTube videos and tried to copy move by move, dedicating each day to one whole song/performance. My father started to videotape me in my attempt to master Michael Jackson's dancing moves. But what was funny enough is that when I was stumbling across these MJ videos and came across and a man who had a six-pack and nunchucks. It was Bruce Lee’s “Enter The Dragon”. Like Michael, I wanted to be exactly like Bruce. As you could imagine, I bugged my parents once more to have me take martial arts lessons. I was happy watching dance moves from Michael Jackson and becoming Bruce Lee. My parents began videotaping all my activities, and I watch it so I can perfect the skill that I enjoyed doing. My father believes that I have a unique ability and talent in whatever I set my mind too. Nothing mattered to me even with the struggles I have been facing. I’ll admit, it was hard for me to be such an active kid with a severe case of eczema because every time I moved and sweat it hurt to the point where I would start crying for help. Every dance spin turned, every punch I threw, there was pain on the other end. 


Fast forwards to the 8th grade, my teachers were still concerned about my academics going into my freshman year in high school. More testing continued, and the psychologist, teachers, and staff signed off again and classified me with a learning disability in math, reading, and writing. My parents wanted me to go to a school with special education to help me with my learning disability, and I wanted to go to a regular high school with my friends. I convinced my parents with the understanding if I did not do well that I would transfer to the special education high school.


My disability was an underlying struggle through everything I do. Still, I learned how to overcome and use my strengths in my visual and aural learning style and adapted to the challenge. I wanted to try out for football because some of my friends encouraged me to seek out my untapped skills with no experience in playing football. The motivation and drive came when I was required to have a 3.0 GPA to be on the football team. I tried out all of the positions you could’ve ever imagine, except the offensive and defensive line. I then came across Kicking. I was so committed to learning everything about kicking and punting skills because of its underrated skill in the sport. Plus I felt used to the stress and pressure it takes to be a specialist.


 Then, another interest came into my radar; it was the high school dance team. No male has ever joined the team, but for the love of dance and my memory as a 5-year-old dancing Michael Jackson, I tried out and made the team. Aside from the dance team, I earned my first- degree black belt in Kenpo for the past 12 years, and I help start up my band “DRAVUS” where I play drums and sing backup vocals. 


Despite all of these accolades I still didn’t have the main purpose for what I wanted to do with my life. All I knew was I wanted to get a good education. It wasn’t until my sophomore year of high school when I started getting serious about the Kicking game, I dreamed of playing college football came true. I enrolled in camps that help me compete with the best high school, college, and pro kickers and punters from across the nation. With the confidence in the past of learning things on the first try and the passion for continuing on, I knew I could get somewhere if I really poured my mind body and spirit into this. In the end, it finally paid off. On Christmas Day of 2019, I received my first official offer from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri on an athletic and academic scholarship. The following month, I committed to further my education, and athletic strengths, and other passions to Culver.


After my passion project got started, I was selected by the Seattle Seahawks as the final Athlete of the Week winner for the 2018 football season. I also received a STEM scholarship in the same year to become a student pilot and to mentor young pilots for the future. I have reached the pinnacle in martial arts as a black belt in Kenpo, which is a term for a master in various martial arts and, finally, my love and joy of dance and music and achieved the ability to be a multi-instrumentalist and singer. My dream is to get a good education and play at the collegiate level and beyond. My plans after high school are to work hard in receiving an athletic or academic scholarship and to major in business, marketing, music, or entrepreneurship. I want to organize and run my own business in the future, as well.


My improvements in athletics, leadership, adversity and thrive help me learn valuable life lessons that I will carry and cherish for a lifetime. I focus on working hard, and the motivation of work ethic to achieve anything I set my mind too. I continue to this day to dedicate my talents and abilities to help others in my community who had dreams like I did when I was a kid but also to be a role model for someone to look up too. I developed a fighting spirit over the years, taking on challenges and learning from my mistakes. I turned my obstacles into personal drive and passion, and when I focus on those goals, I rather you know me for my abilities, not my disabilities. 

MY PERSONAL passions


I'm Good At...

I played different positions in the past on the Ballard Football team as a QB, WR, Free Safety, and Kicker / Punter. My main focus for an athletic scholarship is to be a great Kicker and Punter. I'm going on my Senior year playing for the Ballard Beavers. Our program mantra "You Can Count On Me"

I started martial arts at the age of 4 1/2 years old and I have won over 13 trophies and medals during my regional and national competition. I'm currently a 1st degree black belt and I'm the student ambassador for the dojo and an assistant martial arts instructor at Zultimate teaching 5 to 12 year olds.

I started dancing when I was 5 years old and I was the first male ever in school history to be on the Ballard High School Dance Team. I recently received a dancing scholarship from Allegro Performing Arts during our Dance Camp in 2017.

I play the drums, guitar, bass, piano and I sing. I performed with my band "The Traits" at the Magnolia Summerfest in 2016. I also performed at our yearly school variety shows. My new band in HS is called "Dravus" and we will be performing in the upcoming Magnolia Summerfest 2019.

MY MOST RECENT skills in 2018


I received a Flight Academy Scholarship from the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club sponsored and funded by NASA through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program in 2018

Graduation Day 2018

MY experience


Work and Community Service

JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT

IT Web Support

BizWebIndustries, LLC / Seattle

I work as a support staff and provide level 1 website support and customer service. 

AUGUST 2016 - 2018

Community Volunteer

I volunteered during the 2016 Seafair Magnolia Summerfest. I have over 150 community hours.

JANUARY 2016 - AUGUST 2018

Chamber of Commerce Volunteer

Magnolia Chamber / Seattle

I volunteered my time at the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce during special events.

May 2018 - PRESENT

Volunteer Youth Mentor

I'm a volunteer student pilot and a youth mentor for young students that are interested in learning aviation and flying.

October 2018 - PRESENT

Kicking / Punting Youth Coach

A passion project for mentoring young aspiring kickers and punters from ages 10 to 16 years old which I volunteer my free time.

MY EDUCATION


My Studies

SEPT 2016 - JUNE 2020

Ballard High School

Ballard / Seattle, WA

General Studies - Senior Graduating 2020.

SEPT 2012 - JUNE 2016

Catharine Blaine K-8

Magnolia / Seattle, WA

General Studies

SEPT 2010 - JUN 2012

Lawton Elementary School

Magnolia / Seattle, WA

General Studies


College Interest

Committed to Culver-Stockton College, Canton Missouri 2024 on a Football and Academic Scholarship.


College Major Interest

Business Administration, Communication, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Aviation.

My Accomplishments


Athletic AWARD 2018


Norbcam Interview with Joshua Villarino Seahawks Athlete of the Week 11-30-18


Washington state US Marines Semper Fidelis All AMerican Athlete AWARD 2019


Joshua was nominated from 25,000 high school junior athletes across the country and only 96 students with their mentors were selected to attend an all expense paid to the Battle Won Academy in Washington D.C. in July for four days and out of those students they selected 12 student-athletes, six boys and six girls, to film their story of their life battles which Joshua was selected. Out of the 96 student-athletes one boy and one girl will be awarded the National Semper Fi All American Athlete Award for 2019 and a $20,000 scholarship and will have access to other scholarship opportunities. All the student-athletes will have an opportunity to network with an elite circle of speakers, celebrities, pro athletes, and CEO's from all walks of life and various industries.

Battle Won Academy Introduction

Battle Won Academy Day 1

Battle Won Academy Day 2

Battle Won Academy Day 3


STEM scholarship AWARD 2018



Captain Villarino


Local community AWARD 2017


Meet Me In Magnolia Magazine 

November Youth Achiever of the Month 2017

If you are interested in joining Zultimate please mention my name at the dojo and they will give you a Free Introductory Class.

Joshua Villarino 1st Degree Black Belt & Master Eszlinger 7th Degree Black Belt

Joshua Villarino 1st Degree Black Belt

Joshua Villarino 1st Degree Black Belt & Ballard Sensei Jennifer 4th Degree Black Belt


DANCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2017-2018


Scholarship Recipients


Front row (L to R):  Chloe, Ali, Franny, Jayden, Ana
Middle row (L to R):  Emily, Abby, Celia, Angela 
Back row (L to R):  Maddie, Josh, Emma 
Captains:  Ali and Franny 
Officer in Training:  Abby

2018 BHS Dance Team State Championship Hip-Hop Performance


2018 Dance Team Banquet

2018 Top Six Male Rookie of the Year Nominees.

2018 Yearbook Featured Story

My Proudest Moment in History

My grandmother and I receiving my grandfathers Congressional Gold Medal the highest civilian award bestowed by the United States Congress signed by President Obama December 14, 2016.

My Grandfather Joseph M. Villarino Sr.

"E" Battery, 91st Coastal Artillery Unit (Philippine Scout), Prisoner of War, Bataan Death March Survivor Korean War, and Retired Philippine Scout / US Army Veteran.

MY PHOTOS


WSU Special Teams Coach Brock

Placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place 2015

Placed 1st and 2nd Place Weapons Division

UW Kicking Camp 2018 w/Head Coach Chris Petersen.

Placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place 2013

Placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place 2017

UW Kicking Camp 2019 w/Assistant Coach Gregory

Punting 2018

Field Goal 2018

Chris Sailer & Joshua Villarino Las Vegas XXXIV May 2019

ChrisSailerKicking.com

Dance Team Camp 2017

Ballard Dance Team 5th and 7th Place in the State Competition

Seattle Seahawks Punter Michael Dickson and Quarterback Russell Wilson

VIDEOS


My Accomplishments

UW Field Goals 3/3 40 YDS 2018

Ballard High School Football Statistics 2019

Ballard High School 

Regular Season Wins 8-0

Playoffs Wins 1-1

2019 All-Metro Sound Recognition

Regular Season Win 8-0

Honorable Mention:

Kicker - Josh Villarino - Senior

Total Kickoff Yardage: 2,885 yards

Total Kickoffs: 60

Total Average Kickoffs: 48 yards

Total Longest Average Kickoffs: 56 yards

Total Touchbacks: 6

Kickoff                  Game                            Win / Lost                  Date

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Juanita                 Win 42-7       Game 1 - 9/6

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Mariner               Win 28-19     Game 2 - 9/13

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Rainier Beach     Win 37-18     Game 3 - 9/21

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Lakeside             Win 33-14    Game 4 - 9/27

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Chief Sealth        Win 29-6     Game 5 - 10/4

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Roosevelt            Win 45-0    Game 6 - 10/11

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Ingraham            Win 29-13   Game 7 - 10/18

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Brainbridge      Win 49-20   Game 8 - 10/25




Playoff Game

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Ingraham         Win 54-3        Game 9 - 11/01

#84 J. Villarino - Ballard vs Marysville      Lost 28-25     Game 10 - 11/08

# Kickoffs         Yards             Long         Touchback

Total


Playoff Game


Ballard Beaver Day 2018

Ballard Homecoming Assembly 2017

BHS Winter Showcase 2017


Joshua Kata Form 1st Place 2017

Joshua Sparring 2nd Place 2017

Joshua Weapons 2nd Place 2015

Joshua Weapons 1st Place 2015


"DRAVUS"

Old Red Fire House Teen Center

10/26/19

"DRAVUS"

Seattle Club Sur

05/09/19

Ballard High School Men's Ensemble

Homecoming Game

10-04-19

"DRAVUS"

Holman Grove Street

Festival 06/27/19

Ballard HS Winter Concert 2019:

Carmina Burana

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