Every moment is a memorable part of the journey of life. I have always appreciated the value of giving to others because I believe that just being able to lend a hand to others, no matter how trivial it may be, is what makes life worth living. However, my desire to help people started when I began working with children as a teacher’s assistant. It would instill in me a lesson that I would never forget. As my first step at trying something different, in the beginning I was tense, unsure of what to do. Yet the more I interacted with the children, I began to open up to these kids as they reached out to me for just the simplest things. I learned to see the other side of these children the more I connected with them. I watched their jubilant, excited faces as they turned the pages to see the next story and would stare at the pictures. I laughed with them at their small successes, overjoyed that I had been a part of helping them develop and mature. It was amusing, watching them as they would stumble over a math problem, but when they finally …show more content…
It is not only my intellectual curiosity, but also my passion towards giving back to the community, that will lead me to success. As a UD honors student, I plan on joining organizations and performing volunteer work that I have done in high school. It will allow me to consolidate my musical and creative passions, while participating in new extracurricular activities pertaining to sports and community service. I believe that with the University of Delaware’s many opportunities, I can have the potential to become a strong leader and active member of the UD Honors community. The lessons that I have learned from working with these children will forever remain a part of me, as I hope to grow to be someone who will one day be able to change society, and will remind me to always dare to
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During my high school career I have made a consistent effort to stay involved in both my school and community. Through clubs such as Key Club, National Art Honor Society, and National Honor Society I’ve been able to help out locally and globally in an abundance of ways. In Key club and NHS I am able to volunteer in traditional ways, but National Arts Honors Society allows me to contribute to my community and school in a creative way that stimulates people 's minds through art. Due to these activities having a significant impact on my life my future career options are based around what I have learned from them.
I love seeing others at their best. I care for an infinite number of people and often put others before myself. If the cost of someone’s happiness is for me to lose some sleep, stay up late with them, purchase a little surprise, or send them an encouraging note, it is all worth it to me. A time I was kindhearted was when I volunteered my time to help the Oklahoma Democratic Party. At the Carl Albert State Dinner, I served as an usher get a behind the scenes look at what helps the party run.
My hope is to continue the legacy of my grandfather who had a very fulfilling and challenging experience throughout his time at St. Thomas. It was pivotal in preparing him for Notre Dame and receiving his PhD in Physics from the University of Michigan. I’m looking forward to the many opportunities that will be available for me to determine my future options for all aspects of my life, both educationally and spiritually. My main objective is to work diligently to excel in academics, athletics, volunteerism, and to demonstrate the core values and beliefs that St. Thomas represents. I feel that I can contribute by having the following attributes: Motivating others to be available to work as a team and individually, when challenging events occur to develop the skills to identify solutions and not give up.
In the next four years of my life at Furman, I plan to cultivate a spirit of discovery, collaboration, and civic engagement. Because Furman is a liberal arts institution I believe that there will be so many chances to discover things I have never even heard of before. I plan on joining multiple organizations including the Heller Service Corps and the Shucker Center for Student Leadership. I believe that being a part of both of these organizations will allow me to not only expand my horizons and learn new things but help people at the same time. I will also be able to discover amazing new things by studying abroad.
As I journeyed to an orphanage for children with disabilities in Fermathe, Haiti, I was able to provide love to children who face a lonely world while standing up to a country that shuns them. The children there were outcast by society and left at the gates by their own parents. They were left without love, and they were left to die. While there, I had the opportunity to play, dance, and sing with them, and I also had the chance to feed them. There is something humbling about feeding another human.
I hope to bring diversity to all who walk on the campus. My background has shaped me into the intelligent African American woman I am today. Without growing up in the “hood”, I may have not been able to find the best career that interested me. I also would not have been able over all the challenges thrown at me. Instead I remained determined and motivated so that I was able to achieve all of the goals set before me.
Being an active member within my school community is something that has always been of importance to me. During my time at the University of Rhode Island (URI), I have been heavily involved in many organizations and have held different leadership roles all while excelling in my academics. Since my time at URI I have been a consecutive member of the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.83. Although I am very passionate about my academics, it is my involvements and leadership roles that make my time so enjoyable. I am s second year Resident Advisor as well as a second year URI 101 Mentor.
Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community. Joining the school marching band at the beginning of my freshman year of high school was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
By active community service, leadership roles, and hard work, I have learned the incredible importance of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service. Through these things, I have been substantially prepared by the Beta Club to serve others as I depart high school and
There are times when we experience events where our perspective of life changes and thus make us change how we respond to new circumstances we encounter. In chapter seven, “Chump Change,” of, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, the author Adam Grant describes two people as “failures givers” for caring about others more than their own good when it comes to professional situations. He describes these two situations because these people went from failure givers to successful givers when they experienced feeling in disadvantage for helping others too much. Grant highlights that is good to be a giver, however there has to limits to how much we can help others. These examples remind us of how a change of perspective
In Daphne Kingma’s book, The Future of Love, she said, “In the end nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as the way we have loved one another.” Our actions can be powerful in ways that we will never fully comprehend. The things we do in this world to make a change. Even if it is in the smallest ways it can affect someone 's day or life. We may be fully aware that we are having this effect, but most of the time we don’t recognize it.
Sarah Porter’s first students were taught in a one-room schoolhouse on Mountain Road. Every afternoon at 5:00 p.m., her past meets my present, and today that building still stands as The Sarah Porter Schoolhouse, which serves as a daycare facility and preschool for faculty children. This building set the foundation for my high school, fulfilling and enforcing the values of unity, ethics and above all, education. When I enter Schoolhouse, the toddlers peer curiously out the door from their foam letter mat, waiting impatiently for a new face to enter after hours of seeing the same ones. I am met with tiny running feet and arms that reach to the sky in their desire to be lifted.
Helping others characterize one as a personality, and the reward comes back in other forms of gratitude. In such a young age, children already know that offering a helping hand is merely a way to satisfy one’s inner impulses for expressing gratitude to the world. This way a child develops multiple qualities, becoming a fully functioning member of society. Only this way the level of education can be considered worth of utopia. Leading a peaceful, simple life is the life worth calling utopian.
I never knew that helping someone could cause so much trouble. Since young, my parents had been stressing the need to help others so much that I sometimes wonder if I was born to help. Of course, they had been setting good examples for me as well. Whenever there was a charity that requires large amount of money to help the disabled, or simply our neighbour who needed someone to look after his pet while he was overseas, my parents would be the first on the list offering to help. Their influences on me impacted me so much that I was sometimes called 'the nosy one ' in school, for I had offered my help to every single event.