Reflection On Shaw Woods

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My mother, native to the Philippines, grew up in poverty. Although she had little, she always managed to give back to the community. She expressed that it is better to give than to receive. This idea has shaped me into the person I am today. It has taught me to be humble and to always give back to those who are less fortunate. That is why I drift toward activities that can help others and impact society. Shaw Woods is a community park that I love to volunteer at with my fellow National Honor Society members. Our task during each of our visits is to eliminate an invasive species called buckthorn, which helps the environment tremendously by giving space to other native plants to grow. Although this is a very simple task, I bond with…show more content…
HPAC stands for “Health Professions Affinity Community” and is a club that is designated to help tackle medical issues that are prevalent in the communities of Northeast Ohio through innovative projects. One of the past memorable projects that I have ever conducted was the garden project. In middle school, I noticed that a lot of students had unhealthy lunches and were unfamiliar with the benefits of healthy eating. To solve this issue, I worked on creating a school community garden that could help spread awareness about the importance of healthy eating. Once the garden was fully grown, I began noticing how successful our garden was. Students and teachers picked fruits and vegetables from the garden that were taken home in order to create a healthy meal. The Special Education class utilized this garden in order to create fresh salsa. Because of this success, our project was then selected to present at the FMEC conference in Washington, D.C. Currently, I am working on a fitness project for students that will help their overall well-being through a variety of unique exercise lessons and healthy eating guidelines. These exercises include Zumba, Yoga, Kettlebell, and Aquatic Workouts. Although these are not the most traditional workout styles, my mission is to help students see that working out can be enjoyable and to highlight the importance of
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