I have been swimming, competitively, since I was 6 or 7 years old. I always put a lot of effort into the sport. It took a long time to get as good as I am today. I always go to practice every day, even if I have a lot of homework to do. I put an effort in every set that we do in practice.
Each morning, I would commute with my mother on her way into work. Afterwards, she dropped me off at the pool to enjoy camaraderie of longtime friends. These combined experiences motivated me to become a Lifeguard. Growing up, I both admired and befriended while assisting in disassembling pool equipment. I enjoy helping others; I found that through my volunteer service, however, a Lifeguard needs other characteristics to succeed.
As his former counselor and academic adviser, he impressed me with his determination to pursue the world in so many ways. Education has always been a priority for him and with that he has chosen teaching as his profession. He spent the summer after graduation as a volunteer aide in the San Mateo High School counseling department. Working closely with the counseling staff, he assisted in a variety of duties such as working with students and their families focusing on educational pathways
Missy Franklin is the most admirable athlete in swimming because of her dedication to practice, devotion to God, and constant positive attitude. Franklin 's commitment to practice is what makes her the most admirable swimmer. While training Missy practice up to eight hours a week. She says, "I 'm in the pool two-four hours a day six-eight workouts a week." Practicing frequently builds muscles in her arms and legs other athletes may not have, which makes each stroke propel her further through the water.
A second paid opportunity I have had serving children has been working as summer camp counselor for the past three summers. Each summer since May 2013, Warren W. Willis United Methodist Summer Camp has provided me with the opportunity to mentor a wide variety of children ranging in ages from rising fourth grade to newly graduated high school seniors. Here I have taken on many roles of mentor, advocate, listener, friend, small group leader, activities facilitator, etc. Here I have interacted with children and adolescents of all backgrounds and cultures. I have been greatly challenged and rewarded by the campers I have interacted with here.
I have a passion for working with children in my future career. I have been a camp counselor the past two summers and it has provided me an opportunity to further my leadership abilities. Therefore, other leadership positions I have had was being a freshman connection mentor, leader for the children’s ministry at college church, junior high mentor for Youth for Christ, leader for the WRL council, and many others. I believe this semester I have balanced my school work, friends, family, and other things as well and I have continue to be very successful. I believe I am a hard working student and I do not like to give up on things easily.
I grew as a swimmer and a person. I went from barely being able to keep my head afloat to being able to tread water for over an hour. I became stronger, more flexible, and happier in my own body. I learned to be confident in my own abilities as well as the people around me. Outside of athletic skills, synchro taught me a lot about life.
Why do people want to become teachers? There is low pay, long hours, little benefits, students have more rights than teachers. I want to be a teacher because I want to make a difference and change every child’s heart that I come into contact with. Teaching is one of those jobs where you get to be an undercover angel, because you are able to effect so many different lives by caring and teaching. You matter not only to one person in an office, but for 18-20 kids.
After traveling I moved again to Colorado where I got a job working with adults with disabilities and also volunteer every week with the adaptive sports program. The joy I found that one day in the ocean is one I get to recreate day after day. The ability to create in others a sense of independence, strength, safety and acceptance is what I hope to find every day, in my actions and my career. It is because of these values that I stride to become a lawyer. To give back that hope, and that determination.
Through the classes, labs, and outdoor missions The Marine Science Center, in Pigeon Key, was just as it was advertised to my class: a Marine Science camp. We participated in several animal based adventures including tide pooling, which was my favorite animal-based adventure. I loved walking around the edges of the sea looking for small, oddball invertebrate. We worked in small groups and it was almost like my group was creating an extremely large collection of them. After an hour or two of intense searching, every team was called to a small tent to input their findings into the pool of invertebrates.
The Hub Childline Foundations gave me lots of good experience and good memories even though there are many facing problems come to me sometimes, but that makes me learn to resolve riddle and grow up because in daily life of mine didn’t happen that much. In addition, there is one of children that just started entering normal school with taking care by youth worker and a little bit helping of us by teaching him English, so I and my volunteering friends really expect these children to have great future as
As a member of several honor societies in high school, I participated in many community service events and hoped to continue serving the community once I began college. I joined the RPI Zeta Eta chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta Women’s Fraternity during my freshman year. Being a part of Alpha Gamma Delta has allowed me to continue serving the community. Throughout the school year, we participate in several events including Relay for Life, Volunteering at the Boys and Girls club, and several philanthropy events set up by our chapter and other Greek houses and organizations on campus. The money raised at our philanthropy events supports Diabetes education and awareness.