She grew up a San Diego Chargers fan, but only started watching football when she was in the seventh grade. Not only has she grown into the girl she is today, she has had memorable incidents and experiences. Becoming your own person also gives you cherish-able memories or tragic incidents. Gisselle was only four years old when she tried her first jalapeno, her mother laughed as she ran for water. She has been in choir
Jazmin’s biggest accomplishment in high school is staying in school. After starting a family at a young she continues to keep her grades up and be an honor roll recipient. Her advice to future seniors is to “never procrastinate, do your work as soon as it is given to you.” After high school Jazmin will go to college and become a Certified Nurse. If Jazmin could start high school again she would like to have done all her work to earn a higher GPA. Jazmin is a “Senior Leadership Ambassador” at Skyview Campus and is also a member of “Event Planning” committee in Global Campus, her uplifting spirit and commitment is wonderful to have around while we are trying to improve our community.
Having been homeschooled by her parents for the majority of her life while living abroad in Africa, Cady Heron is innocent and way over her head when she is suddenly introduced to American public school. Her two new friends, Janis Ian and Damian Leigh, give her an overview of the various groups that exist in their school, including the infamous yet popular group of “Plastics” (Waters 00:09:12–00:12:45). Despite the duo’s advice to avoid this group at all costs, Cady finds herself in their favor, and is unexpectedly invited by them to have lunch together on a regular basis by their leader, Regina George. Cady relays this information back to Janis and Ian, who suggest using this as an opportunity to learn more about what Regina and her friends
Brooke Rogers is a junior at Drake University studying Environmental Science and Anthropology/Sociology with a minor in History. Brooke is from Kankakee, Illinois and enjoys talking to new people and sharing stories. She is an active member of Drake Broadcasting System, where she has hosted her own radio show for the third consecutive year. Although, this is her first oral history course Brooke finds herself right at home asking people about their lives. Brooke has found the whole process to be rewarding as well as inspirational and hopes to continue collecting oral histories after the course completes.
Yet she was to spend three more years, 1937-1940, teaching English, History, Religion, Latin, and Chemistry at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, while also being organist and choir director. She arrived in New Orleans in August, 1937, just after her book had appeared. The students were very impressed that they had a Ph.D. and an author for teacher. She had the Fourth Academic (senior) class each year for their major subjects, and she was soon very popular with students and parents alike. In the summer of 1939, she taught three History courses at San Francisco College for Women, and by fall, 1940, she was at Maryville College in Saint Louis teaching History, Education, and Religion as well as responsible for organ and choir.
When she came home from school, Dilcia would immediately sit down and do her homework. She would spend 4 hours everyday studying; if she wasn’t studying then she was involved in several extracurricular activities. She was involved in basketball, KEY Club, Best Buddies, and more. She always went to church every Sunday with her parents, and it helped instill good values in her. They had her get her first job a little before she turned 16.
As I end my sophomore year at Old Dominion University I think about all that I have accomplished in the past two years. I think about traveling to Peru and volunteering at an Hogar and Hospital as a Freshmen, Becoming Co-President of the Women’s ministry for ODU’s Catholic Campus Ministry, and to working hard and receiving good grades in all my classes. Not only do I think about all the work that I have done so far but I also think about my family and all the sacrifices they have made for me. I think about my parents waking up early every day to go to work just so we could have food on the table and a roof over our heads. I think about all they had to sacrifice when they fled from their country just so my siblings and I could grow up with more opportunities, and accomplish any goals we set ourselves without having to worry about whether or not tomorrow would come.
I began listening to a variety of music and explored different interests in school and my community. I decided to enroll in the most meaningful and enjoyable class of my entire high school career: The History of Rock and Roll. This is where I was first introduced to countless artists and genres, from the roots of the Mississippi Delta Blues, all the way to Liverpool to meet my most favorite band, The Beatles. Learning a simple blues scale lead to the discovery of my passion for playing various kinds of music, but it has also given me a tremendous sense of personal and professional accomplishment. I did not think it would be possible for me, a classically trained pianist for eleven years, to cross over to the worlds of jazz or blues.
My first encounter with George Washington University was last Halloween. Coincidentally, I had the opportunity to visit the campus and speak to some students. I was amused by its beauty, the amount of history behind and its strategic proximity to the nation’s utmost iconic buildings and how proud and enthusiastic the students were when talking in regards to their school. Inspired by this experience, I wanted to be part of this community and decided to apply. I came to be familiar with Physician Assistants during one of my grandmother’s total knee replacement.
For my first diversity event I decided to attend the 43rd annual Mankato wacipi (Powwow). I chose this event because I attended some like it when I was younger. I always have admired Native Americans and their deep connection with their spirituality. I remember in fifth grade my elementary school hosted a Powwow that my mother and I attended. This was the first time I have ever been exposed to the Native American culture and the memory has stuck with me till now.
Not only do you learn so many helpful skills, but it goes above and beyond teaching the agricultural ways of our country through contests, social events, and even giving awards and scholarships! Looking back on my four years as an FFA member of the New Lexington FFA Chapter, I can name several skills I’ve learned that I truly believe got me to where I am today. I remember my freshman self. Too nervous and shy to stand up and say the FFA motto in front of my Plant and Animal Science class. Twelve short words to recite for bonus points in class.
I am a young woman currently on the brink of adulthood, intrigued and motivated by the potential of the world around me. I am an independent, creative thinker, and am dedicated to my school and home community. Over the past two years, I have completed more than 400 hours of community service working to engage youth in global issues, sustainability, and health. I have coached youth soccer, providing a role model for young soccer players, while tutoring refugee students in her school. I strive to be as involved in my community as my studies permit.
I take every position I am put in very seriously. I currently work in the Chancellor’s Office, so I have a repertoire of fun facts about Texas Tech that I could entertain girls with. I have served as a youth camp counselor before, and am good at connecting with other students. I love to meet new people, so having a whole week of meeting PNM’s would be so fun to me.
To Whom it May Concern, It is my great pleasure to write this letter in support of Lucy Clarke’s application to your university. Lucy Clarke lives right outside of Somerville, Massachusetts with her family. She lives very close to many prestigious universities including Harvard, MIT, BU, and Tufts. Growing up five minutes away from Tufts and a short train ride away from Harvard meant that Lucy has been exposed to higher education her entire life. Being around such amazing places of knowledge sparked her interest in attending college at a young age.