I thought this experience with choir was going to be somewhat better than my experience in seventh grade, because I had matured quite a lot since the last time I had given choir a chance. Therefore, I thought I would mentally approach the choir concert in a more positive way than I would have in the past. Additionally, I was hoping I would be able to keep my focus for the entire duration of the concert. So, I did not seem disrespectful.
I did not become truly involved in my church until I was in eighth grade. During eighth grade I was preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. This is a very important sacrament when young men and women become adults in the church. Becoming confirmed is a very long process but is very rewarding, especially if you truly want to become a faithful servant of God. During my eighth grade year I decided to go to the principal of our school and propose the idea of dressing up for school masses.
With his dad being in the music world its no wonder that Holst was so involued with music from an young age and continued it his whole life. Even though Holst didn’t become popular until he was in his fortys, Holst is an very impirtant composer and his music will live on and has lived on long past his
The members played a big part in this personal growth of mine, as well. I was shocked when random community members would come up to me to congratulate me on a win or ask how the teams are looking. It was important for me to be assured that they care about the things I was doing. These small conversations felt like an invitation for me to start and hold meaningful conversations with adults. Some of the greatest lessons that I have taken from high school are lessons that have nothing to do with the curriculum.
He thoroughly enjoyed being an altar boy and singing in the church choir as a creative outlet, and loved sports for the active, physical aspects. My grandfather described his early childhood as happy, with his parents being strict enough to guide him in a positive direction, yet lenient enough to let him be his own person. He attributes his success and happiness in his childhood to the fact that, with his mother being a stay at home mom, she was able to dedicate her time and resources to my grandfather and his siblings, ensuring that they did well in school, ate healthy meals, went to church, and participated in other social
Band has been my happy place and has always been there for me when I had my ups and downs. I can always count on band and the people in band. There have been times in my life where things were falling apart and band was always there to keep me together. I started playing the clarinet in sixth grade. I had tried different sports; I didn't feel connected to the team, but when I started doing band I felt how every person matters and how they play affects the whole group and you don't want to let people down.
Picture this: you somehow manage to get your hands on a pair of tickets to see your absolute favorite band of all time, despite the fact that the concert was sold out long ago. You get the green light from your hesitant parents, who had never let you do anything like this before without adult supervision. As you are printing out the tickets, it occurs to you that will get the opportunity to experience the unfamiliar feeling of total freedom and control. Music has always been a definitive part of my life. My favorite band is The 1975, an English group whose music and style has always stuck out compared to other artists that I listen to.
My Greatest Accomplishment A truly great accomplishment is something that lasts and requires determination and extensive effort. For me, making the Texas Small School All-State Mixed Choir was my biggest accomplishment because it opened me up to new passions, taught me how to work hard, and set me on the path I am on today. In my sophomore year, I joined choir simply to get my fine arts credit out of the way.
Singing, “Take my life, take all that I am with all that I am I will love you…” As Adoration ended, the whole crew I travelled with began to dance in the aisles, my friend and I screamed with joy for Jesus. We were all free, our loving Father came down and gave us a slice of heaven that night! After this conference, God showed me what true love is and my love story with Him is always growing but He loves me wherever I am. In my journey to surrender my life to Him, I’ve become open to religious life and to what he’s calling me to each day.
His life was taken too soon but everything happens for a reason. Before he had passed, he had recently started going to church with my family and I and accepted Christ in his heart. Throughout the whole situation, I became a stronger person because I learned that everything is going to be fine and it is okay to be sad but to also be happy that I got to spend time with him. Three days before his passing, he and I were talking about going to the movies that weekend but that never got to happen. Life is always has a bumpy road but from those bumps we learn something.
My hero is Lindsay McGhee. Lindsay is my church and small group leader who graduated from the University of Georgia and now works at the church I attend. She has changed my life completely! She has many heroic qualities but the ones that stand out the most are, she is always there for me and my small group, she is always happy and knows how to turn a sad moment into a happy one, and she has open arms for everyone. Lindsay might be one of the most influential people I have ever met!
It is always fun to be around children and teach them about the words of God. if I am indeed inducted into national honor Society I plan to take on more leadership roles to improve the community. I want to be the person that people look up to and say goodbyes from. I hope to be able to help others in anyway shape or form I possibly can and inspire others the same way that others before, had inspired me.
The idea of God stayed in the back of my mind, but I have recently learned that the back is not the position that God should hold in my life. Missions are an area that my church is very passionate about, so we supports and participate in them every year. The church members always advocate for the yearly summer mission trips, and after going on my first mission trip to Boone, I became an advocate as well. I love working on the mission fields, so I try to go on as many mission trips as I can. In 2015 I went
Throughout my years as an organ student, both the diverse compositions I have studied and my teacher have fostered and augmented my musical knowledge. Experience has taught me how to make a piece of music my own. The organ provides me with numerous opportunities that I otherwise would not encounter.
During the past few years, I have had many volunteer and leadership opportunities both in and outside of school. Truth be told, I’ve never been the most outgoing person, but many of these opportunities have helped me to step outside my comfort zone, and take leadership various situations. Through my volunteering experiences, I’ve learned many lessons. I believe that going to Archbishop MacDonald high school will continue to push me outside my comfort zone and become a great leader in my community.