Club Fiesta Mexicana

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Consistent civic engagement serves to be very prominent in my life. I believe that it is necessary to band together with like-minded individuals, conduct volunteerism, and promote the well-being of a society. Whether it is through the promotion of diversity and culture or by physically ameliorating the society that has nurtured me. Volunteering does not only improve the community visually and physically, but spiritually. Through my own experiences, I enjoy giving back to the community as well as the society as a whole. This is due to the fact that I live in a serene and safe community that has blessed me with the opportunity to attain an excellent education and has allowed me to access its resources. Club Fiesta Mexicana 4-H is an extracurricular…show more content…
In Oregon, I have been promoting Mexican culture and heritage for fifteen years, since the age of three. From being a dance instructor, leader, and teacher in 4-H Club Fiesta Mexicana; I have contributed to the diversity and cultural pride that is vital in our modern society. We began in a small arid town that is approximately only the area of 4 square miles, known as Boardman, Oregon. We originally performed primarily during Cinco de Mayo, but we have branched out ever since we moved to Corvallis, Oregon. I’ve been able to perform dances such as the Machete Dance, El Baile Del Venado (Deer Dance), and Jarabe Tapatio (Traditional Hat Dance) just to name a few. Dancing and representing my culture has allowed me to dispose of my nervousness and to take pride in my cultural background as if it’s second nature. Culture consists of our internal identity that continually binds us together. It provides insight to the unique and distinct customs of our place of origin. I have contributed an immense amount of time and energy into the project. Not only am I a dance instructor and leader, I serve as a role model for the younger children within the group. By maintaining excellent grades, travelling the nation for conferences, and being consistently active in the group; I have been able to allow the positivity within me to percolate to the younger students within the…show more content…
The International Summer Camps are very enlightening because they have allowed me to not only be healthy and take part in physical activity; but to embrace my culture, assist youth in acknowledging the importance of education, take part in team oriented workshops, and listen to key speakers that overcame great adversity. I have learned about the importance of assisting others and placing a grin on another person’s face, which is my primary motive for becoming a family practitioner. I have a desire to major in biology, minor in public health, and declare pre-med and I will continue to place forth my utmost effort as I embark on my
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