Campus Congress Reflection Essay

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I have been involved in Campus Congress throughout all of my high school years. I have held a number of executive positions including Lead Grade Representative, Executive Secretary, Treasurere, Vice- Speaker, and Speaker, and I have worked with Administrators to implement school reforms such as upgrading software systems, increasing internet capabilities, acquiring IPads for the library, and introducing a number of charging stations throughout the school in order to encourage students to bring their own technology to school. Campus Congress has taught me about working to represent a group of people to the best of my ability and how to collaborate with peers and adults in order to achieve maximum efficiency. The proposals I have worked on are…show more content…
As a freshman, the peer group experience was made exciting by two great leaders. As such, when I was a sophomore I hoped to also become a peer group leader in order to share the experience I had with the incoming freshman. For the past two years, peer group has been an amazing experience. The unique advisory setting has allowed me to become close with a number of students who I had not previously spoken to. In addition, peer group has greatly increased my leadership abilities by allowing me to learn the skills of effective communication, engagement, and quick decision making. At the end of the day, having a successful peer group two years in row is the most rewarding component of the program, as seeing the freshmen excited to come to group is extremely fulfilling as a…show more content…
The Current Events club began one night my junior year when I was speaking to a student about the incredibly strange Chinese Infrastructure spending in 2016. The next day, we submitted the forms to found a club dedicated to discussing current events. The club has been a massive success, drawing in 15-20 kids each Tuesday who discuss politics, economics, and global news for half an hour after school. It is awesome to see interest in bettering worldly affairs and our discussion are incredibly mature and educated. The club has taught me to always listen to everyone 's opinoin as some ideas you may have overlooked are in reality extremely intelligent or well-thought
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