Since beginning my time at Columbia, I was well aware of the plan. Each of us – my four classmates and myself – would stage manage a third-year director’s thesis production during our second and final year. This was a point of excitement and intrigue during my entire first year. I speculated about whom I would be paired with, what theater the two of us would be working at, and what our awesome show would be about. During that first year, many of my classmates started connecting with the second-year directors, those that we would be working with the following year.
Feeling this sense of accomplishment is very satisfying. I’m not sure where I would be today without band and the support of Ms. Ryan and my fellow band mates. Ever since the first day of band camp freshman year, I have felt like the Monacan Band is my second family. For example, during the first couple of days of freshman band camp, there was one member of my section that I thought I wouldn’t get along with at all. Four years later, that person is one of my best friends.
Sophomore year my friends and I formed the Supporting Minority Students’ club in an efforts to discuss issues of diversity and minority politics while serving as a support group for the small minority population (especially the current 1.6% African American population) at our school. As the secretary, marketing manager and web designer, I make all the promotional posters, announcements, schedules and contest along with creating and updating the club website. After attending a multitude of, volunteering events, club fairs,showcases, orientations, and meetings we finally were able to gain recognition at school and amongst administrators. Our club helped to influence the creation of a school diversity council and diversity day to bring more awareness to the
In addition to teaching those camps, I also help out at the school. I work multiple concession stands, whether it’s for basketball, softball, or baseball games and I also volunteer to work scoreboard for volleyball or basketball tournaments on the weekends. Lastly, this past Christmas all of the chorus members walked around town and went caroling to local businesses, such as the library, the fire station, and the bank. Because this was our first time caroling, I considered it a great experience and plus, it allowed the community to get free entertainment. I enjoy helping out the community and I believe it allows me to become a better person overall.
Imagine a student walking onto the stage to in front of thousands of people get their diploma that they have worked so hard for. High School is a very important part of a student 's life, and freshman year is what gets it going, and that can be very scary for a lot of people. The grades the student gets affects their whole high school career. Some advice for freshman coming up would be to join a sport in high school, don 't skip any classes or days, and put in effort to everything they do. My advice for new freshman is they should join a sport in high school.
“Free time? What’s that?” I jokingly asked a friend mid-winter. I was a member of six clubs in high school and it was peak activity season, meaning I stayed after school every day and occasionally until eleven o’clock pm. Although I was very busy in high school with all these clubs, I truly enjoyed participating in all of them and they helped me build confidence in my leadership abilities. I was able to empower myself through Drama Club, Femineus Vocalis, Reading Olympics, Multicultural Club, and Student Government, but most influentially through Class Activities Club where I served as an officer for my class.
Mammadli Gulnaz Reading and Writng4 Argumentative Essay- Rough Draft 09.02.2015 Mandatory Volunteering Volunteerism is included to the high school programs in numerous countries for many years. There are a lot of different types of volunteering, which have a beneficial impact on both community and volunteers. The primary aim of mandatory volunteering is to encourage teenagers to be decent and caring citizens. By this way, high school students are to complete 30 to 40 hours unpaid service in their communities in order to graduate. Some people claim that having mandatory volunteering in the school program is extracurricular and affects students’ activity in the class.
My high school experience was a long frustrating learning experience. I didn’t know what to expect, or what i was getting myself into. Nobody gave me the tools to understand the main focus of each year. I am going to give you tips and advice on how to succeed in high school. I will discuss 9-12th grade along with what to expect each year.
My entire senior year of high school, an eerie fog of anxiety lingered around myself because of the approaching new part of my life that I couldn’t quite anticipate as well as other events in my life. This chapter in my life that I almost dreaded because of the uncertainty, the path that was always envisioned for me, ironically, the only certain option for myself–attending college. I had my fears before I even applied to a school because I knew myself, I knew I wasn’t as independent as I let myself out to be, and I knew the chance of getting rejected by my first choice school was likely, a school where my friends were attending, where almost complete independence wouldn’t swallow me whole. As you might guess from my transfer application, the likely indeed happened. And so, the most difficult and independent
She didn’t give up even with all the things going on around her, Kailyn goes to say “Between teen motherhood, financial hurdles in the beginning, then moving to a new state, marriage, babies and divorce… and then of course just wanting to give up, I (barely) held on,” she wrote of her struggle to get her degree (Quinn). They are able to accomplish this things in spite of being a full time mom and having other problems they have to face. This is another way that disproves Henson’s view that the show has an negative impact on teens. Despite what people may think about “Teen Mom,” the show is really helpful to young teens because it shows the struggles and the difficulties that teen moms face daily. The reason why this is important to know is so parents don’t look at the TV show as a bad influence to young teens who may be watching.
I wanted to start a club about cups. Ever since I was 7 years old I wanted to start a club for cupstacking and teach others this wonderful skill. Cupstacking involved stacking cups in sequences while also trying to get the fastest time possible. It started in the summer of 2015 and I taught summer camp children cupstacking just for fun. Then I started thinking, “What if I started a cupstacking club in my old school?” So I decide to talk with elementary teachers over the summer to see if I can get a sponsor.
Debate is my favorite activity that I am a part of here at school. I love spending class periods and weekends with everyone. From walking to Dairy Queens and McDonalds to hearing about the interesting in round stories people have to sitting around the tables waiting for late rounds to get out and talking, I have so many incredible memories from this activity and want to help ensure others do as well. As
My sophomore year in school we had a completely new group besides a few of us, so we basically we 're starting from scratch, just because we were young though we wouldn 't consider this a "building year". We played and practiced our hearts out and at the end of the season, came home with a 2nd place trophy. It was bittersweet, but we knew that next year was our year. Most of us played together all summer and when tryouts came around I put myself comfortably into the 2nd bag position. I won a few tournaments, and also lead my team to win larger division tournaments, where we played with schools that had 30-40 times as many students as we did.
It’s how you save somebody’s life” (163). If Jolly did not learn CPR, her life as a mother could change if something did happen to her child and she did not know what to do. Jolly going to school has a huge impact on her identity because it gives her confidence that she can take care of her kids and her apartment. The school also made her believe that she can actually be good at something if you try hard enough. Jolly could not have got those grades without trying.
Monday begins the week with the kick-off assembly to get everyone excited for what the week ahead holds. Tuesday and Thursday holds different activities every single year according to what the theme is. On Wednesday though it is called Wild Wednesday, because we have a huge carnival at our high school where all the students get to just have a really fun day and relax. Then finally on Friday we have our DUCK Week Talent show. This is where the students get to perform any kind of talent they possess in front of the school and community members that choose to come.