My personal belief is that our differences are the things that bring us closer together, having a contrasting character makes you stand out. We each shape our own destiny and to take advantage of any situation in our lives, we have to view the different perspectives life gives us. Each person has a part in the shaping of others destiny’s. I always try to stay positive and encourage people to do the same, this way we encourage happiness. To serve others you need a favorable character, which I believe I posses.
One thing I always try to do is volunteer in my church when they need help, which often times takes many forms. Sometimes I will serve coffee before church or watch children in the nursery. Other times I serve or prepare meals for college students to eat after third service. Occassionally, we will have cookie sign ups where you make a couple dozen cookies and then deliver them to new families in our church As I see the example of those older than me, I try to recreate that for those younger than
The first day of sophomore year rolled around and it was time to step foot into Mrs. Burrell’s class. Boy, was I surprised when I walked in and there was a new teacher, Mrs. Padilla. This is when the “Road of Trials” began. From the very first day she had stressed about the importance of the AP test. She gave us all of the AP rubrics, a sheet of transition words to use in our writing pieces, and she even showed us the agenda she had planned out for the rest of the year.
However, it is quite easy to come across a family who have different values. Participating in this experience allows me to be able to see how important certain aspects of the holidays are to everyone. When working with clients, they may be fortunate to have all of their loved one’s with them, and their most important part of Thanksgiving is making sure that the turkey is cooked perfectly. For a client with a disability, it can be hard to make a holiday meal perfect, because they often feel held back my their disability. Experiencing this Thanksgiving meal with my family showed that while something may be effecting the day, a holiday can be as perfect as it can be, with the love and support of others.
“If you’re going to do something, then do it right.” This quote is a great representation of my attitude towards my education. With that, I always make sure that I excel in all my classes and join organizations that will benefit me in the long run. Knowing that being a possible member of the National Honor Society will highlight my academics, leadership, character, and service, I believe that NHS will also give me the opportunity to shape myself and continue going in the direction of a successful future. Primarily, my background has pushed me to work well and take on the rigorous challenge of applying for NHS. Living in a small province in the Philippines, it was very difficult for my family to gain an education.
We also implemented a writing lesson each week that was combined into our pre, during, post reading, phonics, or sight words. For the last 5-10 minutes of each tutoring sessions, either Lynsie or I would read a story aloud to Reid. The story was at Reid’s listening comprehension level. The last week of tutoring, we retested Reid in the areas that he was weak in to see if our tutoring strategies had helped him to become a better
In actions such as always looking someone to their eyes when they are talking or when I am talking I always do because not only does it show respect but it also lets me focus on the person. In decisions I try to make the correct choices that I will not regret a minute later after I have made the decision. I have demonstrated Servant Leadership: By giving my time to those in need and helping others who just need someone to help them. In addition by giving advice to others for example my friends. By being a good follower to those doing the correct choices and those who make the wrong choices but are fixing
Being able to attend mass each week is just one of the things that I am thankful for. Going to Mass each Wednesday is a privilege that I am very grateful for. Not everyone gets to have the chance to go to mass each week and receive the body of Christ. Even though sometimes I do not want to go to mass, after I am glad that I went to church. I am thankful that I get to go to Church with my family on the weekends and get to learn more about my faith with my family every Saturday.
Work officially began on the second day of the trip, following arrival to the mountainous town of Chichicastenango, Guatemala. While there, our team of missionaries performed many tasks to benefit the locals. Some of these jobs included building a house, installing wood stoves, painting and repairing homes, and serving food to kids. In this week I spent in Guatemala, I was enlightened on how the small town took care of each other, even when they did not necessarily have a lot to give. A heartrending moment for me at a feeding program was watching the kids pack up half their meal to bring home to the rest of their family.
This semester I signed up for college speech, college algebra, and A&S along with my high school classes. In the begging, I felt really confident in my ability to balance my life, work, and school but I quickly learned It was going to be harder than I thought. I think it was around chapter 2 when I decided I needed to buy a planner so I could start writing down things I needed to accomplish. This class has tough me that creating goals and staying organized is key when taking college classes and later on in life. My favorite class period was the last day of class.
Scholarship is one of the factors that National Honor Society prides itself on because this allows them to pick members who are driven, have ambition, and goals they would like to reach. These students volunteer throughout the school and outside of the school. These students participate in extra- curricular activities and maintain an average of 88 or above. NHS students not only want to better
My junior year of high school my American History teacher and English teacher collaborated on a research project. Students were to pick a topic from the song “We Didn 't Start the Fire,” and research the historical topic and write a paper based on it (I chose Watergate, if you were
In order to be confirmed at my church there is a required amount of service hours. Church leaders plan two or three Wednesday night service events so that we could get some of the hours done. It is a nice way to get out of the church to go and help people in the community. Service is done all voluntarily so that no one feels forced to go out and do it. One place in particular that I love going back to is Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).
Through examination of the previous sophomores’ advice and my own predictions of the year to come, I have formulated a definitive set of goals I would like to accomplish in Algebra II Honors this year. Looking back at my past year in Geometry Honors, I have recognized many improvements I need to make to my personal studying habits to reach my full potential and excel in this course. Last year, I was slow to ask for help, many times waiting until it was too late to come to my teacher and ask them to explain the concepts on which I was still a bit fuzzy. This year I am making it one of my personal goals to work harder to fully comprehend the mathematical concepts and ask for assistance as soon as I start noticing a problem. I also would like to make it a goal to stay much more organized this