Hum/110 Week 2 Individual Assignment

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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. However, Link Crew has made me competent and comfortable with both of
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I helped out with students during their lessons. I was able to work with the same student for several weeks, and I looked forward to seeing their improvements each week. It was such an eye-opening experience for me to see just how much the riding affected the students and helped with their conditions. During my time as a volunteer, I gained a lot of knowledge on the effects of therapeutic riding and how beneficial it can be to the disabled. (94)

Handling systemic challenges: Describe your experiences facing or witnessing discrimination. Tell us how you responded and what you learned from those experiences and how they prepared you to contribute to the WSU community.
Although I’m lucky to live in a community where discrimination is not very prevalent, it’s something that I know exists. I didn’t see it until my freshman year of high school when I made friends with a Muslim girl. I noticed how people sometimes treated her differently. Recently she moved to California and after the Paris attack, someone threw rocks at my friend’s house. I learned that I might not see racism happening, but it’s occurring to people around me. I think it’s important to stand by my friend’s side and hope it encourages others to look past her appearance and religion and see that she is not any

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