Being elected Vice President at the end of my freshman year I never thought that I would end up in the position I find myself in today, Class President during my senior year. Although not being in the top position, I started to plan out my year as to what I would do. That tuned out to plan out my year each year after that. I would soon be faced with problems that would be bigger than any other I had solved. Coming from a small school to a energetic inner city school located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles changed who I was.
After I had performed a few times in class to my coach and my peers, I knew I was ready. Nixa High School held the first tournament that I had ever competed in. I first had to make it through two rounds of preliminaries to advance to the semifinals. After my first two performances, I was feeling confident. As soon as the results were posted, I saw that I had advanced to semifinals.
Never would they have imagined going to school let alone attending college but because of them I was able to attend school, graduate high school, and attend college. Because of them I had the amazing opportunity to be born in one of the greatest countries in the world and study to become anything or anyone I wanted to be. Because of them and with the help of the Clark Construction Field Scholarship I am able to pursue a degree in Special Elementary education with a minor in Human services and speech pathology and audiology. Without being awarded the scholarship for the past two years my parents and I wouldn’t be able to afford tuition and I wouldn 't be able to pursue a degree. I am not sure what the future may hold for me but I do know that if I am awarded the scholarship again I will be able to continue my pursue a degree so I can accomplish all my dreams and give back to my parents at least half of what they gave
Coach Smith started talking, and he was talking about how the freshmen team last year went undefeated. I knew we could do it to but everybody had to show up to play. He said that he had talked to our coach last year. Coach Gade said that “we are a good team.” I thought we could have been a lot better. Then he said it.
Black Student Unions are currently present throughout the nation due to efforts of past struggles. San Francisco State College (now University) was the first official campus to coin the name BSU as well as the first University to open up its own College of Ethnic Studies department. This came out of the Black Studies Department formed due to the Student Strike of 1968 to 1969. The College to this day continues to celebrate its forty years of functioning and stands proud on the fact that is is the only academic department of its kind throughout the country. Within a later conference held in California, other campuses took up the name and Black Student Unions became widely accepted.
AVID an education opportunity An educational opportunity that I have taken advantage of is AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) a program geared to help students get to college and to prepare them for college, influenced me to take charge in my education and my path to college. I started AVID as a 8th grader. As a first generation bound college student; I felt lost. My family had no previous experience with college so they would not be able to help me. I felt like all the weight of school and college was on my shoulders, a 14 year old left seeking opportunities that would help achieve the American dream “college”.
One day during school in the announcements they said that you can start running for student body president. I wanted to run for it so bad. I went to my friends Samantha, Taylor, Melanie, and Cortney to tell them that I was going to run for it. Samantha said “That’s a good idea. We should help make flyers and stickers to give people so they know you are running for it”.
Following my eighth grade year I was detrimmed to put all the years of failure behind me. Freshman year was going to be a new start. That whole summer I went to camps and every clinqne I could. My level of play was progressing and I was feeling more confident going into high school. My freshman year was here and it was time to fight for a starting spot.
Throughout the past four years of my high school career, I have always looked forward to college: the idea of freedom, growing up, and being able to make my own choices; all of these prospects have excited me until a few months ago. As I walked into the auditorium for a meeting about ordering graduation caps and gowns, I did not expect to come out with an entirely new perspective, characterized by fear for college and for surviving without the two people who have taken care of me my entire life. An empowering entrepreneur, Dr. Randall Hansen, CEO and Publisher of EmpoweringSites.com, wrote the article, How to Survive – and Excel in – Your College Years, which contained twenty-five tips to help upcoming college freshman not only survive but
The Oklahoma FFA Association has played a major role in my life. From the day I walked into my high school 's Ag room, I fell in love with the organization. I have always dreamt of becoming a state officer, and leading thousands of others. Because I am a senior this year, I am finally eligible to run for a state office position. Beginning in February, I will campaign and prepare so that I can hopefully be elected for a position this coming May.
Upon entering high school, I strived to make new friends and acquire everyone’s approval, even that of my teacher’s. Wanting my name to be known, I joined many clubs, and even ran for a position in our Student Government. When the nomination day finally came around, my nerves were torn to pieces as I waited on the afternoon announcement for those who made the Homecoming list. Our president began sputtering names that were not mine, and I immediately became discouraged. “How could I not be on the list?
I continued to press forward, completing my sophomore class president speech weeks ahead of time and even laminating it several days before speech day in an effort to present myself in a professional light. Unfortunately, despite my copious preparation, I lost again. Devastated, I refused to speak to the new class president for about a week following the results; however, I eventually re-befriended the latter and vicariously threw myself into preparing for the following year’s
a year ago, I was in high school working towards accomplishing my long-term goal of graduating high school with honors and a maintaining a high GPA. After years of striving for my goals I graduated top of my class, was accepted to the colleges I applied, and I was awarded with a few scholarships that helped me pay for all my college tuition. Going into my freshmen year of college I felt proud that I honor the chance to continue my education because no one in my family had ever attended college. As time was approaching for me to begin my journey as a freshmen, it was time to begin the next goals. The most important long term goal for me was to pass all my classes with an A and I accomplished it by focusing on myself and setting my school priorities
In addition, I have recently graduated high school with Honors, and it was an incredible feeling being able to make my parents proud knowing that I am the first Honor graduate even in my extended family. Today, I am now on my path to start working hard for my future career, in which I will be passionate about to be able to do my best always. Meanwhile, during my early years I discovered I loved music and it came to me naturally. Ever since I could remember, I was the singer in the family. Later on, I decided I wanted to expand my knowledge and learn how to play different instruments, starting the 6th grade I began to learn the Violin, then throughout the years up until my Senior