In high school and college I am starting to realize that teachers don’t give specific rewards for getting good grades. But I have learned that we are paving the way for us to get a better future and that is the best award of them all. Being a student athlete I believe that I am receiving more than regular students because you learn so many life lessons in sports. I believe that the field trip that I went on is what made me start to apply myself better in school. I received the about $4,000 in academic scholarships for attending UW Parkside.
Starting over Starting over might be easy when you are young, but if you are middle age and already have a stable and calm life, it is very hard to start over. My family and I moved from Egypt to The US three years ago, so we had to start from scratch. We found systems in the US are different from my country. After we found a good residence, our concern was finding employment. I was a science teacher in my country, so I tried to find a job in the educational field, but there were a lot of requirements to get a job as a teacher.
After more than three months I have seen the impact. I have seen my students interested in different cultures, as well as how big of a presence I am in their learning. Whenever I’m absent for the whole day due to City Year conferences, the next day they would ask me why I was absent and how they missed me. I’m ready to take my City Year’s skills, pack them in my bags, and take them with me to another country as a Peace Corp volunteer. In order to change the world, you have to start from home.
My job at Modell’s Sporting Goods as a part-time cashier, has provided me with an opportunity to earn a salary as well as teach me some valuable life lessons, such as responsibility, dependability, and customer service skills to name a few. The first three years of my high school career, I was a three sport student athlete. I
As I am quickly approaching the end of my senior, I am looking back at how far I have come since freshman year and everything that Henley High School has helped me accomplish in my life. In preparation for the life that every senior must experience after school, the senior capstone project was put in place to help seniors find out what they would suit them as career and give them some of the necessary tools in achieving that. Part of the capstone was earning service hours at a non profit organization, that can go on a resume. With serving came a facilitator, who guides one’s service, and also the challenges and success of the service itself. To Provide help on future careers, Henley High School also provided an opportunity to take the CIS test
HSC should invest in me because I am dedicated to my education and understand the impact that education can have on my life. Since I began school at a young age, I have proven not only to be dedicated to my education, but to extracurricular activities and community service as well. For several years now, I have struggled with anxiety and depression. Anxiety disorders affect about 30% of girls in the United States. Anxiety and depression can cause insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and loss of pleasure in hobbies and activities.
This may be too optimistic but I believe that period of my time was when I understood and found value in my life. I learned from my experience and when I was moved to a new school to attend the fourth grade, I started with school with so much excitement. I was happy and felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend a school. I would be found constantly helping my community and helping others in classes. This part of my life aligns with my Father, who also was raised in a poor condition by a single mother.
A cube seen from only one side is a square. I have spent twelve years of my life in the same institution and had a small but well-loved group of friends. In contrast, a close friend of mine attended three different schools in the same time, and I saw how that affected him, he was more social, friendly and empathetic. Looking back I now realize that I need to learn how to be more outgoing to better my communication skills as life presents us new challenges and working well with others is an integral part to solving them. I came to the United States to both see the world from another perspective and reflect upon the different ideologies and thought processes that have developed in the presence of such a great number of differing cultures.
The AVID program has had a positive impact in my academics, and in my life by helping me focus, enrich, and solidify my goals. I can say with full confidence that AVID has become an integral part of my High School year that equipped me with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in college. As an immigrant who came to the United States five years ago and English being my third language, the AVID program challenged me to think critically and strive to learn more. Personality wise, there are major changes that I observed once I joined the program. For instance, I was shy and very quiet in class, however after joining AVID, I became very active and was able to work happily with classmates.
Going forward, however, the path is much clearer. I have spent the last three years executing a plan I made at the lowest point in my life. Hopefully, the next step of this plan will lead me to the Columbia University School of General Studies. For most of my life, I scoffed at the idea of attending
The experiences I had volunteering at the YMCA had a very great ipact on me. I learned a lot about responsibilty. This was my third year being an L.I.T., but it was the first year I really felt myself taking more of a leadership role. When I was younger, I didn 't really understand how hard it was to run something like a camp. I didn 't understand how draining it could be to resolve conflicts, stop tantrums or keep six year olds from hurting themselves or others.
Aguila Youth Leadership Institute has taught me many things over the last two years I have been part of it. I have learned many things from how to make myself look better in front of colleges to how to be confident in myself and where I come from. I came into Aguila knowing very little and since then I have learned lessons that will help me now and later in my life. To pay it forward with what I have learned in Aguila I will tell people about this and how it is not just about getting help for college like some people think it is, it is about helping yourself build a future for yourself and generations to come. Furthermore, I will pay it forward by coming back and helping those who are helping me right
Improvement is something that is always welcomed in my family, my parents taught me to believe that you can be great but there is always room to be better. From a young age that has been instilled into my head and I continue to believe in it. From taking JROTC, the program has helped me to improve a lot over the two years. I began this year with low rated decision making and time management skills, this quarter I have improved. While I have improved in other areas I got worse in my self-esteem.
Each exercise helped us gain the courage, confidence and physical strength we needed to return to our regularly life that we normally had and enjoyed so much. That’s where I believe my passion to become an occupational therapist began. For the past three years, I have spent a substantial amount of time observing this field from various perspectives. If I had to choose a particular instance that helped me gain knowledge and a more intense drive for the occupational therapy field the most, it would have to be my first place of employment after undergrad. I had the pleasure of working with the Jackson Public School District as a Special Needs
My father is a postman and my mother works as a secretary at my high school. Seeing the way, they both earned their livings was enough for me to understand that college wasn’t a must to make a livable income. My father actually has multiple times tried talking me out of going into college. They are what has given me the motivation to go to college. Hearing the many stories about how my mom had gone to college for a couple years before being constricted by debt, has pushed me to actively pursue the many scholarships I’ve applied for.