I used to be so oblivious. I would attend school every day and criticize my surroundings, little did I know how much I actually had. Come junior year, I observed a flyer for a club called S.A.L.T. (Student-Athlete Leadership Team), it seemed interesting to me so I decided to fill out an application. During our first meeting at 6:45 in the morning, Coach Jones, the head of the club, explained, “I did not cut anyone since you will cut yourself, you will give up and you will not want to put the work in, so you will stop coming. As a result, I will know who our leaders are”. That proclamation was something that genuinely made me think.
My experiences helping immigrant’s students was very rewarding for me because I could connect with the students and understand what they were going through. I will definitely continue to help as a peer tutor for next semester and I will recommend some of my friends to volunteer there too. Also I hope that my contributions to them, helped them achieve their goals and to be
Actually, this was a very successful year with my students. As I mentioned before, I was a mentor to Amy Fitzanko. This was not the first time I mentored a new teacher, but this year was different. Amy was to co-teach with the special education teacher for most of the day and it was not going well.
Through the experience of working as youth leader for freshman connection I have grown as a better leader. To help incoming freshman was incredible experience for me. I joined freshman connection to serve school and defiantly to get knowledge and team building skills out of it, so that it can help me make my college experience better. I think I have achieved all the goals that I wanted to through working as youth leader. Additionally, not only that but also to work on community service project on bullying has really allowed me to serve as teacher helper.
I learned how to adapt to the individual needs of students to provide them the best education. Like students with a communication disorder, many of my students would shy away from activities or tasks because of obstacles. Through these experiences, I watched my students gain the confidence to participate in activities and excel in academics to become successful individuals. As a future Speech Language Pathologist, many qualities that I possess can be improved by furthering my education.
I have learned how to become a role model, and a leader. These are qualities that have grown and developed throughout my entire life, but became evident during my time at SHS. These are qualities that I hope to bring to the campus of Roger William University next
Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community. Joining the school marching band at the beginning of my freshman year of high school was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Furthermore, I am now inspired to help my fellow students and veterans to find a direction in their education. Every time I meet a fellow veteran, a deep connection forms. The comradery of the military, allows us to share stories of our service and the struggles to reintegrate back into society. These moments of sharing with others, has helped me and them realize that we are not alone. On the same hand, the community at Front Range has helped me to realize that I am not alone as well.
From junior year, I was inspired to take on other initiatives. Even though my confidence was low at this point, I pushed myself
Throughout these volunteer sessions I had to demonstrate patience and flexibility based on the student I was assisting that day. Some days my student despised reading and had no focus and other days my student could not pronounce over half the words on the page or comprehend their meaning. I am very thankful I did this kind of volunteering because it allowed me to shape into a more patient and understanding person. Overall, I believe I epitomize what leadership stands for through my dependability and integrity in extracurricular roles, industriousness and human compassion while planning events for my current high school, and character through volunteering. A goal I have is further better myself in any way possible as a leader.
The teachers are so incredibly selfless here. They have such huge hearts and they are constantly putting the kids before them, and they go above and beyond by buying supplies and snacks for the kids out of pocket. Every day I have seen the teachers as a source of inspiration for service, as they care so much and want to help the students as much as they can. And truly - they remind me of you! You are one of the most selfless and caring people I know, and I see you in many of the teachers and staff here.
I had a great experience with the interview I conducted with the high school counselor who made a positive impact in my life, Mr. Rios. Through our conver-sations, I gain more insight of his roles as a school counselor. What Mr. Rios shared with me in regards to his duties allowed me to have a better understanding if I could see myself in his position. Although I originally wanted to become an el-ementary school teacher, being in Mr. Rios’s office where students came into his office and would walk by just to say bye as they left school made me smile. At that moment, I was able to clearly see into my future and myself as a high school counselor.
When I started high school, the club that excited me the most, was National Honors Society. So, at the first chance I got, in my sophomore year. After being a member for a year, I quickly realized that I wanted to take on a leadership opportunity in the club. So, I took a shot for the stars, and campaigned for being president of Honors Society. Though I had some competition, I put my all into composing a speech, and I won the presidency, and I have been president since. Through Honors Society, I have gotten to take on many leadership roles, including preparing and leading meetings, and developing our monthly schoolwide outreach to the school.
“Crack”, “click” was what I heard before the most excruciating pain I have ever felt filled my right knee. It was on October 7th, it was just weeks before my junior season was going to start. I was at Massillon Washington high school at wrestling practice like I was almost every day. I was drilling with the assistant coach Percy McGee hitting single legs which was my favorite move. About 40 seconds into the drill I hit another single and all of a sudden my knee locked at about 90 degrees. Unable to straighten my leg I became very panicked but my coach assured me that I would be ok. Little did he know that it was going to be a life altering injury.