City council meetings are an important aspect of community and engagement. This representative form of government is responsible for coming to consensus on various agenda items as well as hearing questions, concerns, and demands from members of the community. City council meetings tend to have a list of consent agenda items, which are items that are voted on by the council in a single roll call vote. Members of the community or council have the ability to request an item on the agenda be removed for discussion. Typically items that tend to be more controversial are removed for discussion.
It was a usual Saturday morning. I lay in my restful bed feeling comforted, as it seems to cradle me in its soft hands. I felt alone. My long-term boyfriend, Michael, and I were fighting again. I changed into my yoga attire, slipped on my remarkable red Nikes and drove off to the gym.
From a deep sleep I awoke feeling inspired, anxious, and optimistic, I had an epiphany that I should run for Junior Class Treasurer. Consequently, I just returned home from our school’s annual elite leadership retreat my sophomore year. While at the retreat, it became apparent that I wanted to partake in additional leadership opportunities and explore my potential. After all, serving on student senate for two years convinced me to step up and encounter a new challenge.
Mr. Lipp could I come in? I walked into the principal’s office considering if I had what it takes to convince him. The reason I joined National Honor Society was to give back to my community. Unfortunately, upon getting into the society and going to a few meetings I realized that our relatively new nature as a charter limited our resources.
‘’RR’’ I bounced on the old rusty trampoline, preparing myself to flip over and do a tuck. I looked at the camera I had set up to record myself, I had sworn I was doing it wrong and I needed to see what I was doing. I soon later found out I was doing it REALLY wrong. I take a deep breathe even though I've done this so many times before, I then do the actual flip.
My SAE is based around horses. I own one horse, whom I am planning to show this coming year. Tag is very talented when it comes to English flat work, so we will be competing in such competitions. He is currently my only horse, and in order to compete in harder shows I will need to get a more advanced horse. Until then, we will compete in beginner shows.
Being involved in many activities in high school, from athletics to fine arts, has taught me how to work well with others as well as work hard under pressure. One of the many organizations I have been involved in while in high school is student council. I am currently serving my third year as student council president for my class and in doing so it has taught me leadership and organization. Student council calls for many responsibilities and opportunities including, service projects for the community, planning a variety of events for the school, and planning major events such as homecoming and prom. Planning and organizing events has given me the opportunity to communicate and meet new people.
As I walk into the room filled with, “A jury of my peers”, I begin to question how fair or how biased we will all be. I am always one to question the system, but I know that I cannot do anything about the system itself, so I have to just go along with it, and follow the crowd. I guess my need to question everything is what I bring to the table of the jury room, although I may not have the courage to voice my opinions. I am sad to say that being on a jury is not a job that suits me well. I am not in any way patient, and I genuinely hate confrontation.
Do you have major current issues? I think we all have current issues that should be prioritized than some. We all have a phase in our lives where we are very busy. I for one have no doubt that I am going through this moment.
It 's been a 5 months since the attack on New York. I barely made it out of there alive. I went into the battle nervous but excited my friends by my side Arnold Pennywise, and George Cream. We were ready to face the battle head on. We did not expect them to be so many.