Through serving others, I have come to realize that every person, regardless of one’s cultural background, has something to offer to the community. As an immigrant, I was quite hesitant about accepting new challenges. The fear of others’ judgment regarding my performance hindered my progress. However, through serving others in various capacities, I was able to interact and help people in my community, who themselves helped me overcome my fears. Whether helping patients at St. John Providence or assisting refugees at the American Red Cross, I was amazed as to how much my presence made a difference, especially for those who needed me to interpret for them. The gratitude these people expressed to me enhanced my sense of purpose and made me realize
Moving to America took a huge toll on my family. My mom had to leave her husband behind, and move to a whole new country to raise her two children as a single mother. She had to leave her job, her friends, and her family to once again become a full-time college student. This change had an immense effect on my life. Over the last four years, I have had the extra responsibilities of taking care of my younger brother while my mom spent endless nights studying to be on top of her classes and keep her full scholarship at Broward College. As the older sister, I had to step up at a very young age. I made the conscious decision to assist my mother by relieving her of as many responsibilities as I could. Cooking, tutoring my little brother, grocery
I have always enjoyed the art of cosmetology because it helps bring out people's features, makes them feel more confident, and there's always different looks for everyone. I remember when I would get my hair done, being so intrigued by the art that came from it. How changing the color of someone's hair can change there whole look, or how a simple haircut can bring out certain face features. When I first started doing hair and makeup, I was not very good, but the more I kept practicing the better I got. On the other hand I have always been pretty good with doing hair. I have done varieties of things such as curled, straightened, dyed, and styled hair. Once I got good at doing both, people started asking me to do their hair and makeup for different occasions.
Music is a very recent thing that has changed my life. I have always had an interest for music, since I was young I would dream of playing the Alto Saxophone. My dream became a reality in Sixth Grade when I was able to pick up and learn an instrument. I ended up choosing the Tenor Saxophone because of its dark full sound. I progressed very quickly taking lessons from Jill Marasa, band director at Costa Catholic Academy, later that year I bought a Flute, and Clarinet. I also became very proficient on those very early on. I soon moved to where I live now. Before I even moved I already had contacted the band director at Germantown Hills Middle School, Eric Loring, to see what their program was and to see what instruments they had available. I ended up starting the oboe, which till this day is the love of my life. During the Seventh Grade I was introduced to the Central Illinois Youth Symphony. I auditioned for it and their Flute Choir on, Oboe, Flute, and Bassoon (picking up and learning only a week before auditions). When the results came in I found out that I had made all three parts doubling Oboe and Bassoon in the Central Illinois Concert Orchestra (2013-2014). The season was very successful but soon came to an end. I soon sold my Bassoon and purchased an English horn. I soon switched Oboe teachers, I went from Kylie Hankosky (2013-2014) to Alison Robuck (2014-present), Oboe professor at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Over time I
Lael Mitchell is a influential woman based in Los Angeles. She has managed to own two successful business, Divine Lash Co & Lael Mitchell Essentials, while maintaining a stable life for her and her family. She is a true example of black excellence. You can follow Lael on Instagram @laeldivine.
“The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students,” as reported by nhs.us. I am truly honored to be part of this organization, as are some of my classmates. Although there are many requirements when determining who is chosen for NHS and who isn’t, the main requirements are academics, character, leadership, and service. I personally believe I fulfill all of those requirements.
Throughout high school I have participated in many different activities and programs, but one of the opportunities I was given I will carry with me forever. As a junior at River Valley I participated in the Marion General Teen Volunteer Program. After interviewing and being placed in the physical therapy unit I took the opportunity to branch out into other areas of the hospital. I soon made my way to the labor and delivery floor where everyday a miracle happened. My duties while volunteering included assisting the nurses during hearing checks, changing diapers, and rocking crying infants in special care. During this time I realized that nursing is what I was meant to do. I found my passion as a teen volunteer.
Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to make a difference and help anyone in need that I possibly could. From the start of my childhood, I can recall helping my mother care for my great grandparents, so they would be able to live out the rest of their lives from their home, instead of in a nursing home. As a young child it was extremely difficult to live with and watch my loved ones deteriorate as they got older, as their condition got worse and worse, and saw my mother having a difficult time keeping up with caring for both of my great grandparents 24/7, it put a lot of stress on the family. However, I am grateful to have been able to help my mother care for them. Growing up in such a caring and loving household made the situation
Since the age of 14 I knew being a cosmetologist was what I wanted to do I have always been very passionate about beauty I have always enjoyed the feeling of doing someone's hair or nails one of my favorite things was watching my friends faces after I did a manicure and how they love the designs and them being so amazed at my great work. It is such a great feeling to make someone feel that way. I have had numerous people tell me a cosmetology is my calling. But I already knew that. I could sit here and go on and on about everything I love about cosmetology but that would be a very long essay. So I will go on to what my biggest achievement is I have many achievements but the one I am most proud of is my children. My babies make me want to be the best I can at everything I do. I have been
I remember when I was going to start school. The school I went to was called Lincoln Elementary. It was just a short four streets down from my house. I was a little nervous and slightly scared to go. I didn’t want to have to leave home and be gone for so long. Then I got there and realized it wasn’t that bad. We read books, counted numbers, and learned d 'nealian handwriting.
Throughout my life I have come from and created a few identities for myself. Perhaps, the most dominant identities that have been apart of my life are being an athlete and being a family orientated man. In this paper I will write about how my identities have shaped my life.
As a persistent volunteer, my passion to help others has been a significant trait of mine, I am blessed to have many opportunities to help my community since I have been in elementary. I volunteer at any event I am eligible for throughout my community whenever I have the chance. However, I do not limit myself to participating in community events. I help others in need by purchasing food for them or donating the clothes I don 't wear. Looking back at all the volunteer opportunites I take advantage of, Operation Santa will have a special place in my heart because of the joy the activity brings me. Ultimately, activities with the same orientation have inspired me to make a positive impact on my community in the future.
Hair dressing is an art. Cut. Style. Colour. The idea of transforming a dull uninteresting head of hair into something inspirational and stylish, pumps blood through my veins. Allowing your inner creativity to submerge is all too tempting for the budding hairdresser buried inside us. Yet, many deem hairdressing not a good career choice! Should we dismiss following our dreams to become the next top stylist and rethink our career choice or not?
Hello! My name is Qasim Ali. Do you know, it takes few seconds to click the button of my camera but sometimes I have to wait hours and hours before that small click? Well let me tell you my story today. I’m professional studio photographer in Karachi and following my passion for last 17 years in fashion industry. That “hours and hours thing” is never linked with any technological aspect but it’s all about healthy, stylish and shiny hair. Yes, people spent 90% of their time only for hair before any portraits, magazine covers, movie posters and even passport size Polaroid can’t be ignored from our daily list. I mean, you will find everyone busy in makeup room, paying attention on most significant part which is gorgeous and stunning hair.