Grit and having a growth mindset have been a great asset when it comes to success. The general idea of being gritty is having motivation to push through obstacles despite the difficulty. A growth mindset is someone who will look at what they have as just the beginning start to what could be, opposed to believing that what they start with is what they are limited to. The two together are a great package because if an individual had a growth mindset perspective and the drive of being gritty, they will see a challenge and keep going regardless of failure and setback that will lead to accomplishing their desired task instead of giving up.
Thomas broke up with me once he was accepted into college at the University of California Santa Barbara. He was going to be moving across the country, and I was going to be a senior in high school trying to figure out where I wanted to go to college. At the time he got accepted, I was falling in love with Thomas, but never told him. I was way too young and naive to tell him I loved him, and he knew this. On New Year’s Eve, Thomas told me there’s a pursuer and a settler in every relationship. He went on to say that I was settling for him and he was always the one pursuing me, but Thomas ended up breaking it off me with. In lecture when we discussed dances of intimacy, and one dance made me think of Thomas instantly. The pursuer-distancer dance
The purpose of this letter is to inform you of my interest in becoming a member of the grad chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated. My desire to inspire young men and women and make a significant impact on their lives is just one of many reasons I aspire to join your great sorority.
Throughout high school, I have involved myself with various activities, both curricular and extracurricular. As a member of National Honor Society (NHS), I participate in numerous public service events. Some of which include volunteering at Springdale’s annual Strawberry Festival, Senior Citizen Brunch and Street Fair amongst a variety of school functions such as Education Celebration and our recent Job Fair. Through NHS, I also tutor other students in the High School as well as students of any age in the district at the Springdale Public Library. Outside from NHS, I have volunteered at a variety of places. Due to my passion for soccer, I have served as a soccer camp coach for QuickSkills Soccer Camp, and am currently volunteer assistant coaching
As a first-generation Sri Lankan-American, people often assume I am Indian-American, which creates even more confusion than my feelings of being torn between two cultures. In response, as a young teenager, I began to feel like I did not belong anywhere and began to crave acceptance. I did not know where I stood.
“The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students,” as reported by nhs.us. I am truly honored to be part of this organization, as are some of my classmates. Although there are many requirements when determining who is chosen for NHS and who isn’t, the main requirements are academics, character, leadership, and service. I personally believe I fulfill all of those requirements.
My service hours consisted of coaching grade school cheerleading, volunteering for Snowflake (a retreat day for 8th grade students that is anti-drugs, anti-drinking, and anti-bullying and also attempts to bring the students closer to Christ). I worked in a soup kitchen and collected and distributed gifts at Christmas time for The Neighborhood House. I also organized many basket drives to collect food for the needy. I want to continue helping and serving others at UD. Over the past several years I have struggled with anxiety and depression. The peak of these illnesses came during one of the most important and stressful times in my high school career, junior year. I suddenly lost two of my grandparents, my parents were going through a divorce, which caused me to move out of my childhood home and into a new house with my mother and little brother, and I watched my father struggle with an illness. Fortunately, I was able to recover with the help of doctors, friends, and family. Through this experience, I learned I find the most happiness and contentment by keeping myself busy with things to benefit others and when I can use my expertise while contributing to a group or project. The happiness I have found while bringing the gift of community to those in need of it, through my service projects, is unlike any happiness I have ever felt before. This kind of happiness is true,
Consistent civic engagement serves to be very prominent in my life. I believe that it is necessary to band together with like-minded individuals, conduct volunteerism, and promote the well-being of a society. Whether it is through the promotion of diversity and culture or by physically ameliorating the society that has nurtured me. Volunteering does not only improve the community visually and physically, but spiritually. Through my own experiences, I enjoy giving back to the community as well as the society as a whole. This is due to the fact that I live in a serene and safe community that has blessed me with the opportunity to attain an excellent education and has allowed me to access its resources.
Ever since I was little, being on Clearfield High School drill team was always a big dream of mine since I saw them perform at multiple of their schools football and basketball games. My parents took me to my first dance class when I was three years old and ever since I fell in love with that particular sport. I was different from all of the other kids at my school because they always got to play with the other kids from school and I always ended up having dance, but I didn’t mind because that was where most of my really close friends was at my childhood dance studio.
If someone told me that I would be a dance major and study at The College at Brockport during my sophomore year of high school, I probably would have thought them to be crazy. Dancing was never meant to be in the picture and it was something that I stumble upon towards my final weeks as a sophomore. I had a choice to between tennis or taking a dance class to fulfill my P.E. requirements. I eventually chose dance and it create a new path for me. Unfortunately, I decided that I want to go into communication during my freshman year at El Paso Community College. It was not a terrible decision, and it offer a tone of opportunities, but I was not happy. I gain over 50 pounds, maxing out at 215, and I started to become depressed. I left the speech
I have been going to Randolph Gymnastic Academy for almost a year. When I found out that we needed a mentor and we needed to spend up to 8 hours or more with them on our project. I decided that I needed to get started as soon as possible because I wouldn't have improved as much as I wanted in only eight hours. I started a month after we started writing our junior papers. Going there has improved my balance and agility. Deciding to go as soon a possible was a really good idea for me because I usually wait until the last minute. I feel like i'm a little ahead of my initial plan. It was originally for a standing and a roundoff back handspring but those are not the only skill I have gained, I have an aerial and i'm learning more. What I have learned
I have always had a burning passion for dance since I was a young girl. My first time on a stage, I was immediately hooked. The overpowering feeling of a crowd of people watching me as I do what I love, is a feeling I have always admired. Dance has developed my character and personality in many different ways. I have been taught responsibility, discipline, integrity and much more. I have learned how to lead with honor and become confident in front of a team. It is very odd because I have never been someone to want to speak in front of large crowds, but I could dance in front of millions of people and feel at home. My 15 years of experience has made me realize the love I have for dancing. It has grown into such a huge part of my life, so it is not shocking that I want to be a Kilgore Rangerette in college!
Ever since i was young i fell in love with the art of dance. When i finally joined i felt like i was a little behind hence everyone was in my class was dancing since they were toddlers. My first day of dance was pretty nerve racking. My teacher would say to do something and i wouldn't know what to do because i didn't know any dance vocabulary. I would have to look around and try to fit in as much as possible so my teacher wouldn't think i wasn't fit for the class. Few weeks went on and i start catching up i was going home looking up videos and looking up vocabulary so every time i went back to practice i would improve more and more. When i first started dance it was hard because i wasn't as strong, flexible, or and experienced as the other