I figured most college-aged students have had a tough time babysitting a kid at some point in their life. For that reason, I decided to say the lava lamp could be used to help kids. Also, I was able to gain credibility during my introduction. I stated that I had been helping my mom for years with it while also doing it when I
Through high school I have been a part of my school's marching band, and for the last three years I have held a position as a drum major. My role as drum major was not only to lead the band musically but also to lead them mentally. I needed to make sure that everyone was in good spirits, and I also needed to have a healthy level of communication with the band and our director. After my sophomore year, our band director retired and was replaced by a young director who had just graduated college. Our first year without our old director went well because he kept us under his wing and gave our new director advice.
Going through the APPIC process and defending my dissertation proposal, I have grown more than any other year attending UNCO. I sought assistance with my APPIC application and dissertation. I learned faculty are great resources for feedback and support during this process. I also polished my curriculum vita and learned the competitive nature of APPIC internships. Personally, I learned my stress limiting by writing my dissertation proposal and applying for APPIC internships within a three month time span.
As the first semester of my sophomore year, and the first semester as a FIG mentor, come to a close, I realize what an adventure it was. Being a FIG mentor, I was introduced to new challenges, such a becoming leader and educator for the incoming class, to overcoming my shyness and increasing my communication skills in order to relay effectively the goals I had for the students. Overall, the FIG program has contributed to my overall growth as a student and has helped me prepare not only for my future as a professional in my chosen career field, but as a global citizen on this planet. One of the major challenges I faced entering the year was communicating with students. I often become extremely nervous and flustered when speaking in front
It’s shaped my worldview because I recognize now that if someone is struggling, there may be more going on than I’m aware of that is hindering his or her abilities. It’s made me more compassionate towards those around me. I have been tutoring at my school for three years and find it to be very rewarding. I will continue to “pay it forward” by tutoring in college. I have learned from my own struggling that many things can affect learning and comprehension.
In Basic Training, I were the student platoon sergeant and Floor Commander during my Advance Individual Training. My previous two units I held the position as a Team chief where I also received my Master Degree, Security plus certification, completed (BLC) Basic Leader Course and got promoted to sergeant. I spent countless hours volunteering in programs; such as, the Battalion Good Neighbor Program, coaching unit men basketball team, assist in coordinating Annual Interdependent Festival for kids and Adopt A Pet. I were a member of the Upward Bound program and played AAU basketball.
For three weeks, I was separated from my adoptive parents and was able to observe the person I became. I noticed that the part of me that my students and the other volunteers met, the one that they talked to and taught alongside, was one that was deeply influenced by my adoptive parents, while the stories I shared were stories of my birth parents. I talked endlessly with the other volunteers about my story, every detail. This was one of the first times that I was able to do so comfortably. I told them that I had always struggled to feel the presence of my birth parents and how much I missed them.
High School, currently I am a senior at Kealakehe High School and have been going to this school for the past 4 years of my high school education , honestly I like to think of myself as a hardworking lain back kind of person, when I am hardworking when I need to and chill and relaxed when I have no other things I have to do, Though my experience in high school I have learned stuff the lame and hard way by my laid back attitude in my first 2 years and have been using more of my hardworking side to catch up on credits in my last 2 years of high school. One of my strengths as of now is striving and persisting by hard work and actually taking time out of my free time to actually do my school work and study, though I may not do every single piece of work given to me, well that wasn't always my strengths in high school, cause I personally had
I helped out with students during their lessons. I was able to work with the same student for several weeks, and I looked forward to seeing their improvements each week. It was such an eye-opening experience for me to see just how much the riding affected the students and helped with their conditions. During my time as a volunteer, I gained a lot of knowledge on the effects of therapeutic riding and how beneficial it can be to the disabled. (94) Handling systemic challenges: Describe your experiences facing or witnessing discrimination.
Upward Bound with Tarrant County College along with AVID at South Hills High School have guide me through my high school trajectory. During the last 3 years AVID has helped me speak up and diminished my self-esteem issues such as speaking to other mates and creating what we called an AVID family. Upward Bound has been a catalyzer for me to learned how to managed my finances such as loans, budgets, and banking services. Since I was the lead of my family both organizations helped me become a more experienced person at a younger age. More than a college readiness program AVID and Upward Bound are the dispensers of life lessons and the nest of future leaders.
I prepared early by joining naval junior reserve officer training corps(NJROTC) my freshman year of highschool. I joined and competed in many activities such as air rifle, armed drill exhibition, chain gang, community service, and orienteering. The unit taught me discipline and how to become a leader. It gave me the advantage I desired to be one step closer to becoming a Marine.
Taylor and I met during a team building activity our freshman year at Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy, during our first two weeks. Even though I have gotten to know her over the past two years, this interview experience let me get to know even more about Taylor. Taylor is a hardworking, compassionate, patient young woman who continues to inspire me to do better in my own life. Taylor is 16 years old and is from Thomasville, North Carolina.
Through my four years of high school by being in clubs, sports, and other activities I have had many great high school experiences but my most valuable experience i have experienced in high school has to be becoming a peer assistant for students with disabilities my senior year. The first day of becoming a peer assistant really changed my life. During the end of the junior year i was trying to figure out what it was i wanted to study in college that has to do with helping children and by the end of the first week of becoming a peer assistant i knew exactly what i wanted to do.