Last summer, I volunteered as a Youth Teaching Assistant at the National Smithsonian where I taught about twenty kids from around the world how to make their own pinhole cameras and develop their photos in the darkroom. Although it was a temporary and unpaid position, in many ways I consider this to be my first real job. I had to fill out an application, be interviewed over the phone, and attend a training session. During the week long class, I got up early every morning to begin my commute by metro to DC. When I got to the museum, I had to sign in and prepare for the kids to arrive.
That was my first taste of leadership. Eventually, I started my Junior year and after two full years of giving up every free hour of my time, putting all my effort into what I love and enduring a six hour work day, I interviewed for the position of Scenic Artist. Five days later, the crew list was posted. “Sarah Nowak -- Scenic Artist”
Throughout high school I have been employed by Adam Lozano and by Jose Zavala, or Zavala Pools. I have had the opportunity to work for Adam Lozano for the past two years. However, this time frame only includes the summer months. My duties while working for him have included babysitting his two little ones for about 35 hours per week. Also, In addition to working for Adam Lozano, I have also worked for Zavala Pools.Which, indeed, has helped my work experience expand throughout the 3 years I have worked as secretary.
I’ve been going to a summer camp called Camp Silver Beach every summer science I was 9. This is about the time I went when I was 12. My camp is on the Eastern Shore, so we get to do all types of activites! One of the first things you do when you get to camp is meet your cabin members. I always get nervous for this because you are stuck with them for a week; so if you don’t get along that could be a problem.
“Polka,” I repeated. He nodded, a smile stretching across his face. “And how are you a regular among this crowd of geriatrics?” I asked. “I had the privilege of being my mother’s date last year when my dad was recovering from a sprained back muscle. I took her every week for two months.” “So you’re probably pretty good, then,” I teased.
The United States has used daylight saving time for about 100 years (Source A) in order to promote saving energy consumption (Source B). DST was first adopted after World War I, but then repealed a year later. Despite this, the US adopted a “war time” daylight saving time instituted during World War II. After this, many states adopted their own summer changes after the year-long shift had ended (Source A). In my mother’s sophomore year in college at Laurence Tech, she had a professor show up for class an hour late.
In the summer we have a 2 1/2 week long band camp that last 8 hours each day. This calculates up to around 300 hours of practice (not including sectional time and performances). All that hard work pays off when you get that one chance to go to state finals with some other great bands as well. Many things in life require a lot practice. From raising a child to having a job interview, marching band can build the skills you need to apply to
Buncombe County, N.C. – Currently, there are 10,000 children in foster care in North Carolina. There are around 300 children in foster care in Buncombe County alone. The number of children coming into care has remained mostly the same over the past 5 years, while the number of foster homes has declined. To help increase the number of people interested in fostering, child placing agencies from across the region are holding a recruitment event, United for Foster Care WNC, at Asheville Outlets on May 6th from 11am – 4pm. The United for Foster Care WNC Event at Asheville Outlets will allow the community to learn more about the issues that are bringing kids into foster care and how foster children are being served in our area.
to 1 p.m. By the time we got home I was exhausted, we had spent the day sitting through a 3-5 hour lecture on dog and cat safety, and then we took a tour of the main shelter and walked a couple dogs. After that we could volunteer at any KC Pet Project (the name of the organization) shelter. In our case, PetCo. We volunteered for a lot of Spring Break, and then during the summer when Linsday was back in town. We’ve volunteered for about two years I think now.
I am constantly practicing to improve my skill that requires an excessive amount of effort because I have bad days just as everyone else, and many times I’m just plain worn out. Staying fully devoted to this game isn’t an easy task. I have to give up several weekends with my friends and family so that I may travel to tournaments, sometimes several hours away. Other times I
I had a very positive experience at the Chapel, but I did not attend the candle lighting before. I find it important to explore and enter other environments to increase one’s own awareness. This event did just that for me, if it wasn’t for this assignment I wouldn’t have ever took part in this celebration. One
Session 11: Unit 2, lesson 4. Writing a Memoir 1 The way thing worked out that summer, was wondrous, having to attend this Teen Bible College (TBC) was last minute and I ended up going on the unplanned missionary trip after. Spending a month and half with these fifty-six people you barley met, you become family. Good times and tough times where all there, just somehow we got more and more attached to each other. Riding back from our last church service in Spokane, Julie smushed in with me.
I am also a Freshman student at UVA Wise and most of my time is spent in the classroom. However, the most important role I preform is being a father; I am a father to my daughter, Adley. She is a one-and-a-half-year-old ball of energy. All of the roles I play in life may appear overwhelming to others and at times I feel overworked, but I would not change anything because it has made me the man I am today. Working a part time job is challenging when put in prespective to my busy life.
An idea that started as an announcement on a whiteboard, turned into a two-night a week session that allowed immigrants access to free citizenship and English classes. From one to over twenty students, the program has grown to beyond belief. Every opportunity I had, I dedicated to helping better the lives of my new found friends and students. The joy and hope I saw within the class inspired me to keep volunteering, and helping those who needed it in a time of fear and uncertainty. As the Hispanic and Latino communities have been slandered in recent times, I noticed fewer and fewer students.
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