I willed myself to communicate effectively. I helped my classmates see past our differences by being kind and studying with them. The two hours I spent commuting everyday was to attend the best school I could. My efforts became the genesis of my Academic Excellence and Scholar Athlete Awards, as well as lifelong friendships. Without a doubt, if I had not met such changes in my life with the same eagerness to excel, I would not be as well-adjusted of a person as I am
Community service is not only about receiving hours to put on a resume, but it is something that can be done to guide others and make them feel better. An example of this is when I was part of the Martin Luther King day of service at Stockton University two years in a row. I sewed pillows and made pins to support the unfortunate; this was a great experience where I was able to make new friends and contribute to the society. Service is not only about being part of large organizations, but it is also about doing small deeds for others, like staying after school and contributing to a club even if it is not mandatory. I also was part of Project Green where I picked up garbage on the beach and planted marram grass.
Twisted This summer, I chose to read the book Twisted which was written by Laurie Halse Anderson. In Twisted, I noticed how each of the main characters personality traits played a key role throughout the story. I realized who I would and wouldn’t enjoy as a classmate. I know that classmates can “make or break” a class so they’re an important part in a classroom environment. If you have classmates who respect, listen, and lend their helping hand to each other, then you will most likely have a great classroom environment and experience in that class.
Although my mentee is different than me in some ways, we have found various ways to connect on other subjects. I have helped my mentee go from making C’s in all of her classes, to now being an honor roll student. We’ve worked each session on study skills, time management and organization. It has been so rewarding seeing her achieve all of her goals she has set for herself at the beginning of the year. Also, aside from grades and school my mentee struggles from a lot of changes that happens in their home.
I was no longer the shy girl in class, but I was much more confident and even gained new friends. From a young age, I learned to be very independent, and this independence has led me to gain leadership skills that have proven valuable in school. As Vice-President of National Honor Society, I have helped take charge of more than a hundred members and helped direct and organize community service events. Such as the Harvest Fall Festival or visiting nursing homes
When I arrange these lessons out I have the role of a teacher in school. This prepares myself for my future because I am going to college to secure a degree in education for elementary students, once I graduate high school. These are examples of how I contribute to various teams and a small
The junior students at my school rely on student mentors for support in their individual growth. As a mentor, I develop weekly lesson plans to engage grade 8 students in their transition to high school. Supporting these students and providing guidance in their academic and personal life is what I am there for. These grade 8 students need senior students who will encourage and ensure that they will be fine in high school because they can form connections as students. I only had personal connections with two senior students when I entered grade 8, and they were both family members.
From my teachers to my classmates, the numerous people at this school are a mix of the most wonderful, kind, and encouraging people that I have ever encountered. One of the most memorable experiences that I have had at Prairie Ridge was my participation in a group for new students organized by two great counselors: Mr. Dusenske and Mrs. Berg. I am very thankful for this experience because I was able to become comfortable and happy at Prairie Ridge alongside other students with whom I could empathize. Furthermore, without the encouragement and kindness from my peers or the PR staff, I would not have felt the desire to succeed , nor would I have stepped out of my comfort zone to do
Through out my high school career leadership has been a big part of my life. Most of my experience has come from Link Crew, a leadership program at my school that chooses upperclassmen to be a mentor to incoming freshman, providing them with support, and guidance during their transition into high school. This program also focuses on giving back to the community, and our school. My junior year
As graduation approaches, I continue to look forward in starting my journey in nursing. By graduating high school with my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), this allows me to have a jumpstart on my career. I will continue to try my best at everything until my goals have been accomplished, just like Angie did. Both myself and Angie has numerous similarities in the career of nursing, including what motivated us, why we wanted to go into it, and how it has affected our lifestyles. Nursing requires human beings
One of the ways I have been able to care for those in the Loyola community is through my job as a Peer Advisor, which I was compensated for at a rate for $9.00/hr, then $10.00/hr my second year. I have worked as a Peer Advisor for the Fall of 2014, 2015, and I have been lucky enough to be rehired for the upcoming Fall of 2016. As a Peer Advisor my job was to help the first year students transition to Loyola, and help facilitate the UNIV classroom. When I became a Peer Advisor I really wanted to help the first year students know that they were not by themselves. It was through my PowerPoints, office hours, and talks with my students that I came to share my experiences with them, and help them settle into college.
Max of 110 words each Leadership/group contributions: Describe examples of your leadership experience and share how you have significantly influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time. Consider responsibilities you have taken for initiatives in or out of school. I have been involved in my school’s Link Crew program since my junior year of high school. Through this program I have been able to help incoming freshmen adjust to the high school environment, and have gained skills in leadership and public speaking for myself. When I first joined Link Crew, I was not very confident in leading groups or talking to large groups in general.
My fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Mackey made a positive effect on my life. She was a very impactful teacher who even today I speak to often. She went above and beyond to ensure that her students were achieving in her classroom. Mrs. Mackey had a relationship with every student in her class and kept up with us through our middle school and high school years. We had such a relationship that she wrote a recommendation letter for me when I was applying for scholarships.
Through my four years of high school by being in clubs, sports, and other activities I have had many great high school experiences but my most valuable experience i have experienced in high school has to be becoming a peer assistant for students with disabilities my senior year. The first day of becoming a peer assistant really changed my life. During the end of the junior year i was trying to figure out what it was i wanted to study in college that has to do with helping children and by the end of the first week of becoming a peer assistant i knew exactly what i wanted to do. As a peer assistant I help the students with disabilities with their daily school jobs such as helping take down the flags, putting out bus signs, fill up paper for
Kaplan University offers all their students access to career services. This department has a variety of strategies that will help me accomplish my career goals. These strategies include, career assessment, resume building, interview preparation, career networking tips, job-search support, and 24/7 online access to job openings and career development tools. This is the kind of help that I need now in my search for a job that will expose me to direct-patient care. Career Services can help me figure out what job fits me and also fulfills my clinical hours requirement for PA school.