The National Honor Society helped me gain communication and confidence skills. It was where the top 20 percent of students gather together to volunteer and build leadership for their current clubs and future dreams. I enjoyed doing community services with this fantastic group because they have helped me become a better leader towards anything I wanted to be. While I was building my leadership I was also building my self-esteem. I was being more confident in meeting new people and giving out a speech in front of a huge crowd.
In every town she lives in, someone in her family gets into trouble and they all have to skip town. Because of all their moving around, Jeannette does not have a stable childhood. Also, when they move to new houses, they always lack something important like electricity, running water, and basic furniture. Not only is she always left in these dilapidated homes, but sometimes, she is left in them alone to take care of her siblings and provide for them. Her mom occasionally gets a job but prefers to sit home and paint, leaving it to her children to get money for dinner.
After our parents divorced, when I was in high school, I know it got extremely difficult for our mom. She worked full time, therefore my older sister and I helped raise the younger ones. I saw my mom give so much of herself, including going without eating, just so we could. With
Waiting for my mom to get home from work everyday made us feel trapped in a tiny apartment with nothing to do. My mother would try to take us out whenever she got home from work but there were some days where she would come home too tired. Having a single parent meant people thinking they could get to my mom by accusing her of things and being disrespectful etc. Growing up, I’ve never looked up to somebody so much as I do with my mom because she was all I had. She was there for me when nobody else was.
Her family never had a lot of money and she often had to fend for herself and take care of her siblings. Her mother never worked and her father never held a steady job and was an alcoholic. Jeannette worked in her childhood, began cooking her own meals at the age of three, and did everything that she could to leave the dying town she was in to search for a better life in New York. She taught herself how to be independent and worked hard to overcome all of the obstacles that were in her way. The characters in this book faced a lot of poverty and their health was affected by this.
After all, women today have it much easier than women back in that time did. But, as Women as Founder’s Week is currently going on at Mount St. Joseph Academy, there are many people who want to share their stories with this school that come and do so. Every presentation has brought a different aspect of leadership such as self-confidence, speaking up for yourself, acknowledging your talents, and strength. As one would listen to these presentations she can make connections to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor exhibited these qualities and so many more.
Character, scholarship, leadership, service: the four pillars of National Honor Society. These pillars have led me to the person I am today. I became a member of National Honor Society my sophomore year of high school, since then I have volunteered more, focused more on school, and became a better person. I have always been someone to get involved in the community, whether it is within my school or not. I love seeing the difference I can make in someone life, just be lending a helping hand.
My mother worked from before the sun rose until late after the sun was already down, she is a Mexican immigrant who had spent only two years in the United States when my father left us. She had to raise us on her own, struggling to live in a country she was completely foreign to, learning the language as she went along, depending on her own children to help her navigate through the world. My childhood was nothing abnormal, I had shoes on my feet
While my sister will always have my back and I hers, this parting has allowed me to thrive. I was able to achieve a high level of academic success, graduating magna cum laude. I did this while participating in extra curricula activities which included philanthropic work for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and holding leadership positions in my sorority. This experience has given the confidence to challenge myself and to gain knowledge going forward toward a career in
In November of 1990, Nancy Yanes’s life changed when she was finally immigrating to America. Nancy, an immigrant from Sayopango, El Salvador, arrived to the US only knowing a few of her family members, with no understanding of the language, and didn’t have any money to support herself on her own. Nancy left behind a life of poverty and crime-ridden neighborhoods to reunite with her parents and younger brother. Nancy Yanes’ mother, Rosina Guerrero had to leave her children behind and come to America illegally. It took her 8-9 years to be able to get the legal document to bring her two children; Nancy and her sister, into the U.S. Rosina believed “a small sacrifice now would mean a huge benefit later.”
Mrs. Berrand falls into the Black minority group and identify themselves as members of the low middle class. She completed high school in her country, but was unable to pursue higher education due to financial difficulty. She claimed there is no college graduate in her family so far, but most of the members of her generation, including her, were high school graduated. She values education and would like her children to have a higher education. When she arrived in the United States, she did different kinds of jobs with minimal wages until she had a chance to be trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) after 3 years that she had been in America.
Although she didn’t have the best living conditions; she often felt loved. At least she knew her parents; and was able to live with them. Douglas; however, was born into slavery and was taken away from his mother at birth. He doesn’t even know who his father
LeBron Raymone James, son of Gloria Marie James and Anthony McClelland was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. At the time of James’ birth, his unwed mother, Gloria, was only 16 years old. She had a hard time raising the child on her own and kept shifting apartments across the neighborhoods of Akron in search of steady work, bouncing between retail and accounting jobs. She also battled personal problems during much of LeBron’s childhood, resulting in a much struggled life for both of them.
She has become part of the HSD family. It’s not only her good behavior and academic performance that makes her a part of our school, but her personality and outgoing nature that has the power to light up every room she walks into. Riley has always been involved in the growth and progress of this school, from guiding the children in the younger grades to maturity, to taking part in its literal growth when the school expanded during the 2012-2013 school year. We have come so far for a small charter school and she has been a part of it all. It would be a shame for her to not be able to see it flourish even further her last year as a high