The friendly competition that the event creates is what allows us to be able to donate thousands of canned goods to our local food pantry on an annual basis. Our activities incite fun competition and a sense of accomplishment for our members and students affiliated with us. This provides for us a very comfortable environment in which students can be themselves and do what they love. Our Student Council, aside from offering our own physical service to our school and community, also helps other organizations with their events. We are the go-to group in the building.
I love meeting new people who share the same interests and passions as I do. It’s hard to explain just how much this program means to me. When I am older I hope to run for Kentucky State 4-H Teen Council President, and can contribute back to this amazing
In high school, I was involved in the National Honor Society allowing me to serve my community on a regular basis. We participated in everything from picking up trash on the side of the road to raising money to support our local library. During college, I have been able to volunteer and participate in student-led research programs. I also enjoy getting to volunteer my time at my local elementary school as a teaching assistant. However, my favorite volunteering experience was getting to be a “Buddy for Special Olympics”.
After taking care of my educational responsibilities and extra-curricular activities, I always find the time to involve myself in service-oriented activities. For example, during the last year, I completed 68 hours of community service. And, this year I hope to devote more hours to activities that will benefit my fellow students and my community. I have great plans in mind like organizing service trips, doing fund raisers, reserve one Saturday each month to community service to bring a smile to someone’s face. Additionally, this year the Interact members have selected me as a treasure for the school year 2015-2016; giving me the chance to use my leadership skills to provide a valuable service to my classmates.
As I end my sophomore year at Old Dominion University I think about all that I have accomplished in the past two years. I think about traveling to Peru and volunteering at an Hogar and Hospital as a Freshmen, Becoming Co-President of the Women’s ministry for ODU’s Catholic Campus Ministry, and to working hard and receiving good grades in all my classes. Not only do I think about all the work that I have done so far but I also think about my family and all the sacrifices they have made for me. I think about my parents waking up early every day to go to work just so we could have food on the table and a roof over our heads. I think about all they had to sacrifice when they fled from their country just so my siblings and I could grow up with more opportunities, and accomplish any goals we set ourselves without having to worry about whether or not tomorrow would come.
The agency’s advisory board labeled the event as a success. They even made a profit from the event, and decided to make it an annual event. Another community event I helped set up at was the Burrell Slaters Alumni Banquet, in which I worked alongside the clients at too. I was also privileged to join the team on home visits, juvenile court visits, DHR QA meetings, and monthly evaluations. Assigned assignments included working on a scrapbook, filing papers, office work, leading group sessions, walking clients to and from class, and everyday interaction with clients.
“FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.” These words from the FFA motto, is what this great program is all about. I have been involved with this great organization ever since I was in 7th grade and since then, FFA has made a positive impact on my life. FFA stands for “Future Farmers of America”, it is for students that want to be involved in agriculture, and leadership. This great organization is based on agricultural education that provides life-changing experiences for its members. The opportunities that are offered are endless.
It is important to pursue what makes you happy, and I believe I have it figured out. Southwest Minnesota State University has been in the back of my mind since around tenth grade. Last spring, I attended a junior day at SMSU and I really enjoyed the layout of the campus, as well as the various accommodations the campus provides. Since last spring, I have visited the campus a number of times for various events. Each time I step foot on the SMSU campus, it grows on me a little more.
An idea that started as an announcement on a whiteboard, turned into a two-night a week session that allowed immigrants access to free citizenship and English classes. From one to over twenty students, the program has grown to beyond belief. Every opportunity I had, I dedicated to helping better the lives of my new found friends and students. The joy and hope I saw within the class inspired me to keep volunteering, and helping those who needed it in a time of fear and uncertainty. As the Hispanic and Latino communities have been slandered in recent times, I noticed fewer and fewer students.
After the presentation, my partner and I were relieved that it was finally done. After a few weeks, I received an unexpected text from my teacher. I opened up the text message and found out that the founders liked our presentation and funded my organization for $75! This instantly made me feel content with my high school life. Reminiscing about this makes me really happy.
Because of his outstanding ability to motivate us, the quality of our music and marching drills rapidly improved. As a result, we were awarded superior ratings and best in class awards during our Fall competition season. My service as band president has taught me the value of a good work ethic, the strength to go the extra mile, commitment, and selflessness. I will carry these lessons with me to college next year and eventually to my chosen career as a Graphic Designer. In an interview with a local news station about our band’s fundraising drive to purchase new uniforms, I said, “It’s a new era for the Ardmore Tiger Marching Band.” I’m so thankful to have had a hand in such a significant
My time at East Wake Academy has been well valued; being there has allowed me to pursue opportunities that I would have never imagined could happen. I have done and accomplished a lot while I was at East Wake Academy. In the first two years of being there I made an impact on majority of my teachers. I was a smart student who normally at the end of the year got the highest average or most improved awards in the class. In my last two years I was invited to observe the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce meetings.