Veterans like myself, young and with determination, are enrolling more and more every year in universities. I am proud to have serve this country and I am glad that it changed my life for better. Although being in the military may have had some negative aspects of it, I would never change my decision of
How friendships are gained and get stronger When people think about friends, they usually have their own unique stories and experiences. Anyone who has read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie knows that the main character of the book, Arnold, is the same way. When we talk about Arnold's pals, we think of Rowdy; his friend from the reservation. We also think of the friends that he gained from when he moved to Reardan High School which were Gordy, Roger and Penelope. Through these friends, Alexie shows us that friendships can be gained and grow stronger from new and unique experiences like, tough love, small actiones turning into bigger relationships and kindness and generosity.
Topic: Mickey Myers General Purpose: To commemorate Specific Purpose: To commemorate Mickey Myers Thesis Statement: As the principle of Bogue Chitto High School, Mickey Myers was admired by many people in our community; the adversities he was able to overcome are an inspiration to all. I. Introduction A. Attention material: Imagine having your life planed out. You are married to the woman of your dreams with three children.
The Benefit of a Foreign Language “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way,” says Frank Smith. From the American Community survey, 21% of children age 5 to 17 spoke another language besides English within the United States. Learning a second is important to society in my eyes because of the perseverance and sacrifice for those who are learning a foreign language, especially those who are learning English. The inspiration for this piece came from family and close people in my life who had somewhat struggled to learn another language but have prevailed and became more successful since then.
My worldview and beliefs have been greatly shaped by my travels, family, friends, and most of all, my high school experience. I lived in Dar-es-Salaam and Hanoi, before moving to the US. My parents have also woven my Indian heritage and Hindu religion into my upbringing, and I have been lucky to attend St. Albans School, an Episcopal school in DC. As a result, my worldview has been under constant evolution. I think the beauty in this upbringing is that I have experienced a variety of new cultures and religions.
I am honored to be eligible amongst the meritorious students who are being considered for induction within the National Honors Society. Being an active member in this society has been something I have been looking forward to since middle school; having previous family members inducted, I regard it as a goal I must accomplish. I would be honored to be a member of this society which is known for benefitting children, the elderly, and the needy .These limitless opportunities of contributing to my community will help me grow as a person which will undoubtedly help me in my future career as oncologist and leave an impact on my fellow community members. The National Honors Society is a remarkable organization for someone who demonstrates leadership,
I’ve spent the past ten years of my life at St. Martha and I’ve learnt countless life lessons from my experiences, teachers, and students from the school. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without these experiences. I’m also very happy to be able to graduate with the class of 2018. Despite all the troublesome and reckless our class is, I’m happy to be a part of it. I may
Having participated in this program last semester, I was both excited and hesitant to return. I was excited because of all the great people I met and valuable things I learned; but I was hesitant because I didn’t know what to expect out of another seven sessions. Last semester’s program taught me to self-reflect on my past to help guide my future, but this semester helped me to guide my future or at least try to plan for it. One of my first big A-Ha moments in this program was with Mark Trumbo. Taking the time to write out people, places, things, and memories I couldn’t live without along with goals I have for my life, showed me what is truly important.
The overall semester definitely had its up’s and downs . As a Peer Mentor I have learned to appreciate my hardwork much more and also learned that speaking up a lot is key to key action to many things. One of my goals for the semester as a Peer Mentor was to get to know my peer mentees on a friendship level or maybe as acquaintances. That goal actually came true in a way because I only made three acquaintances only. Another goal I had throughout the semester was to go outside of my comfort zone a little, I really didn 't like to talk in front of the class.
For the past three years of marching band, I have worked under innovative leaders that have always reached our common goal: qualify for state finals. So this past year I looked forward to following in their footsteps and make my mark on the band and everyone in it like past seniors did for me. Little did I expect that the marching band season of my senior year would be full of trials and tribulations that was eventually met with hard work and perseverance of myself and my fellow seniors. After the difficult year my fellow students and I had due to a new band director and the school’s detached emotion towards the arts program; the band’s leaders started planning for the upcoming year six months before the marching band season actually started. We covered new policies about respect and accountability to be certain that this year would run smoothly.
I was devastated with every new discovery but I was glad to have watched the case. It brought me closer to people with the same interests. I felt united with minority groups in my city and I met a top attorney from my state involved in this case, Mark O’Mara. I grew up learning important family values, such as perseverance and courage that I cherish and wish to bring into my career by practicing family
I would like to attend Archbishop Mitty High School for many reasons. Some of those reasons are the community, the academics, and the athletics. After shadow days, the open house, and hearing from students one of the primary reasons to attend Archbishop Mitty High School is the community. The students and teachers really know and care about each other. There is so much love to go around for everyone.
During the Battle of the Bulge, soldiers fought in “grueling physical and psychological conditions” that led to persistent struggles after the war with remembering these conditions (Intro: Battle of the Bulge). Many veterans refer to the immediate effects of returning as the “shock of peace” (Childers). However, despite these widespread mental health problems, there were few psychiatrists to treat these soldiers as well as a “cultural ethos” that discouraged discussing emotions, especially among men (Childers). When soldiers returned home, they often had difficulty with finances. Many came home to find that they were replaced in their old occupations and that, in general, jobs were in short supply.
This very concept applies to my life. I have over 18 aunts and uncles who provide constant encouragement every time we converse. Their motivation constantly changes as I progress to a more mature adult. Today, I am receiving constant encouragement and motivation because I will be graduating college soon. As a first generation college student, this motivates to become look beyond the horizon to seek new opportunities to make them proud.
Within a fellowship of individuals, honor is highly esteemed. The sharing of common attitudes and being united through service, binds a society. Being a member of the National Honors Society would bring me countless opportunities to further my academic career, allow me to give back to my community, and introduce me to accomplished student leaders who have the same perseverance I do. Academics has been a significant aspect of my life ever since I was little, I constantly try and challenge myself with rigorous courses such as honors, AP, and IB courses, I have also been on the honor roll since middle school. However, scholarship is not my only strength, as a member of numerous teams; I am familiar with the ideals of community and leadership