My exposure to the ocean through family trips to Hampton Beach and to the Mystic Aquarium is what led to my fascination for animals and the ocean. This grew into a passion for the sea and that led me to gain extensive experience in teaching, service, and research. The ocean is what got me started in Marine Biology and sharks are why I have stuck with it. Sharks are why I volunteered for the Mystic Aquarium in CT, choose to go to school at the University of Rhode Island (URI), got involved with different research positions, and choose to apply for a chance to be involved with the top organization in terms of science, service, and stewardship of the climate, weather, oceans, coasts. NOAA has always looked out for sharks inspiring me to get involved
Those 7 summers have been my favorite summers, that I can say for sure. It has been full of swimming, sailing, and playing fun and creative games like staff hunt, gold rush, and so much more. When I’m at camp I feel at home and with my best friend who have come from as far away as Florida to be at this camp. But they are more than just my best friends they are my family. I have recently visited MSU and had that same feeling there.
My first year at Simmons College was relatively a success, but I aspire to challenge myself in the many different spheres of my life. Thus far while attending Simmons College, I have done everything that is considerably “right”. I received straight A’s my first semester, had spent countless amount of all-nighters studying for tests, participated in different organizations and taken on leadership roles. Despite all of this, I do not feel that I am engaging in my academics and social life to the most of my ability. I had always been passionate about biology, particularly marine biology.
I am a lifeguard. I have to renew my certifications every year for cpr and every two years for oxygen, first aid, swim instructor and lifeguard. My job has helped me in an abundant way in order to better serve people if they are ever in a difficult health situation. I started training with my now boss, Elaine Yarranton, at the age of 15, in August, almost 16 in September. I was not yet at the required minimum age of 16 to become a lifeguard-- still, she took me in and helped me become certified.
He has served his country for more than a decade and he is still working hard to impact the lives of others in different ways. I came upon the book Finding Fish by chance; however, I am extremely happy to have been able to read this book for my summer reading. Fisher has a really inspiring story and it really helped me to look at situations differently. For example, right now i am struggling with a knee injury that is keeping me from doing the thing i love most for at least 6 months up to a year. It’s been extremely hard for me and there are many days and nights when i'm deep down in the dumps and i feel stuck and defeated.
The friends I’ve made through the Stars program will be my friends for life. The hard work I’ve been through makes me a stronger person today. Swimming has taught me that challenges are nothing when you have loved ones by your side. My freshman year the upperclassmen used to always say: “Bring honor to the family!” It sounded out of place back then, but now it makes sense. The Stars family really is a family.
As a junior I was selected to attend the UC Davis COSMOS program. COSMOS is a four-week summer program organize to give educational experience to determined students. I devoted myself at learning as much as I could from the program which developed confidence, maturity, and understanding in my personal life.Through this, I realize how the world itself is replete with many different obstacles, and it is not as black and white as people usually see it in high school. COSMOS gave me insight into the microbiology of bacterial diseases, but also gave me tools for my post-high school
Every summer for the past ten years, I have spent time at YMCA Camp Wanakita. Most recently, I began the Student Counselor (SC) program last August. As a part of the SC program, First Year SCs work on physical skills that relate to a future job as a camp counselor, including earning their Bronze Medallion. The Bronze Medallion is a lifeguarding certification that includes a timed distance swim, called the endurance swim at camp, along with training in various water-based injury scenarios, As I was never a particularly strong swimmer, I was understandably worried by the daily two hours of swimming mandated by the SC course, and the final exams for the Bronze Medallion, especially having ignored my brother’s recommendations of preparing for
In order to improve the marine environment, the government and the Environment Public Authority of Kuwait should take immediate actions that can influence the society and help in minimizing aquatic debris and pollution. Aquatic littering and marine pollution can be caused by a number of different sources. Aquatic littering can be further categorized into two main sources, namely, land-based sources and marine-based sources. Land-based sources that pollute the marine environment include local drainage systems, fleeting streams and sewage drainage. Industrial, agricultural and domestic activities also play a vital role in causing marine pollution.
I strive to be as involved in my community as my studies permit. Two years ago, I was selected to attend Pearson College UWC, a school with students from over eighty different countries. It was here than I honed my leadership skills and developed an appreciation for our global community through listening to speakers and through dialogue with my peers. In addition, I further engaged in the outdoors and sustainability. I run the Cross-Training fitness group on campus, as well as being a Kayak Leader.
Last year, I had no experience in the water at all, but with the help of the seniors on the team then, I was able to improve and become a much better athlete. I would like to return the favor by offering the same help and guidance to new players, that the team leaders did before me. All in all, being a leader is a large part of my life and it has taught me many things. Things like setting an example and staying dedicated come with being a leader. Even though having these responsibilities has its pros and cons, I will continue to strive to lead well in everything I
The 6th grade Wildcat Training Camp was a success due to the amount of activities we had plan for our students. To begin with, students had the opportunity to use their scientific processes and habits of mind to solve problems by working collaboratively with their groups in a science contest. They had the chance to create/design and built a boat that would hold as much weight as possible and still float. Students’ had to use their creativity to make sure their boat were stabilized in the ocean and resist sinking. Then the strongest that stays afloat will win the contest.
Oliveira 's class and was able to have a fantastic time the past few weeks. Since I knew how to swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, it was easy to swim ten laps and on because I used to take swim lessons until I was in sixth grade. From swimming in the pool everyday on the weekdays, I began to remember all the steps and advice my coach gave me which helped me to swim better every day during the unit. Adding on, I also learned the skill how to collaborate and be flexible with others in the locker room. From trading showers with one another and being respectful towards others, not only did I learn how to be kind to others, I began to talk to the other classmates which allowed to get to know a lot people.
I ran to the 45 to the 35 to the 20, hoping to find the kick returner. 8 months waiting for this moment all the sweat, pain, 100 degree sun beaming UV rays to my face. I kept going for the guy next to me performing to the best to his ability. Success was the result of all the hard relentless work done throughout June into August. I acknowledged that my team had a good group of seniors who were high character student-athletes I spent most of childhood with.Ultimately finishing with a record of 3 wins and 7 loses taught me many lessons on becoming a better person and