Serving in the military is a family tradition. I am grateful for all the opportunities that this country gives to its citizens and I felt like joining the military was a great way to give back to it. I took an oath of justice in defense of the liberties; to preserve peace and to calm the winds of war (Scott, 1). Being a veteran is now something that is part of me and describes myself. Since I joined the military straight out of high school, I decided to go back into school and pursue a career in business marketing.
As Miss Kosciusko’s Outstanding Teen people have questioned why a teenager is wearing a crown and a sash. The thing is people don’t realize that it’s not about the crown and the sash but it’s about serving the people and the community. I have received many opportunities to help within the counties I represent, I have learned to talk professionally, hold my body in a professional manner, and learn to promote my platform in the best way I see fit. I have had some weird encounters while volunteering at many places.
Since you can be in 4-H until the age of 18, I plan on staying in this organization and giving back as much as I can. In the future, I would like to continue community service through the University in anyway possible. Respecting life, the environment, and non-violence are very similar, during college I would like to take active role in
1. Introduction According to Singer (1998: 6) culture is made of “verbal and non-verbal language, attitudes, values, belief and disbelief systems and behaviors” which are “accepted and expected by an identity group”. While the Hearing always belonged to a culture that was accepted and deemed relevant by the majority, the Deaf did not have that. Within a predominately hearing culture the d/Deaf were viewed as disabled who were unable to perform well in society.
Introduction When I first saw the syllabus of this class, I was looking forward to doing the service learning project as I have only been to only one in the past. I believe that service learning is important as part of a quality college education because I believe that people learn best through experiences. Also, service learning is important as part of a quality college education because, during the service, there will be numerous opportunities for students to learn new things. For instance, I am a business major student but I know about the history of the Gold Park and the benefits of the plants there through the service learning project.
This feeling was alien to me since I was never noticed in that way before. It created a feeling that I wanted to replicate, which made me come up with a plan. I decided I had to continue to lose weight because this was going to end the negativity in school. As a teen what was inspiring me was social expectations and I didn’t realize that losing weight also mean’t lowering my risk of health complications. Feeling this type of love coming from people who used to treat me badly helped me create my self-esteem.
Although it may not seem like a big deal in hindsight, the first time I failed a test taught me one of the biggest lessons I ever learned: the value of knowing that you are always enough, no matter the situation. As a freshman in high school, I was used to getting good grades with little effort. So taking an AP class seemed like an easy opportunity to buff up my transcript. Little did I know that that would be one of the hardest classes I would take.
This past week of class has been my first exposure to American Sign Language and Deaf culture. What I have found most surprising and interesting in Deaf culture is how the community follows a more collectivist mentality. A stark contrast to the American culture I have experienced where the individual is often prioritized. Reading about Andrew Foster's commitment to expanding education for Deaf children worldwide exemplified how deeply rooted this “duty to the group” (p. viii) is within Deaf culture. The Deaf Nation video we viewed at the end of the class also solidified for me how Deaf culture isn't constrained by borders but a community which spans the entire world.
Sophomore year was an especially hard year for me. It was my second year at Wahlert High School and because I was the new kid the beginning of freshman year, I still felt like the new girl. Plus, I was trying to maintain my social life, play volleyball, participate in band, choir and show choir, act in plays, and manage school and homework. School has always been easy for me. Kindergarten through eighth grade I never actually tried on assignments, or even tests for that matter.
One of the organizations I am proud to donate to is the United Service Organizations, or USO. Since 1941, the USO has supported troops at home and abroad. With the intent to lift the spirits of troops and their family members, the organization endeavors to provide a “home away from home” feeling for all the families dealing with the rigors of serving overseas. The organization became famous for its Camp Shows over the years--with some occurring in active war zones. To make this all possible, the USO relies heavily on private donations.
When I received my acceptance letter from the School of Social Work, I was excited and had prepared myself for this higher learner program. I did not know what to expect, but I was determined to finish this program. I had made a choice to prioritize my life, so that my studies would not be affected and it was an effective measurement for me. There were days that giving up seemed easier, but my will and determination would not allow me to quit. In fact, I had surprised myself by achieving and maintaining a 3.0 GPA and currently two classes away from a minor in Sociology.
As an immigrant who has worked diligently to improve my quality of life, each pillar of the National Honor Society has contributed to my development and success. As a first generation American and future college student, I want to use the lessons I have learned from NHS to make my parents proud, honor their sacrifices, and revere the country that has given me the chance to improve my life. Service has not only humbled and matured me as I have worked at a children’s summer camp for five summers and have led church small groups, but has also helped me realize what I want to do with my life. My service, which has primarily been with underprivileged children, combined with my father’s chronic illness that I have witnessed throughout my life,
Today is Thursday, so once again I go to the ASL table in order to get some hours for my deaf event. I get food and see my friends who have come for hours as well. When we talk they say that I have gotten better at signing. I meet up with Leah again at Robert's table. I talked to himk about seeing his wife at Chalotte Deaf Mission, and he explained to Leah that I was the great neice of Judy and Billy Jernigan.