I and the lifeguards from the Wytheville Community Center worked as a team to save a life of someone we have never met before. Our reward from working as a team gave the teenage boy another chance at life. This is the greatest reward that I have ever received. Some rewards from teamwork are big and some are small, but the true reward is working as a team. I and the team of lifeguards that made the save that day later received a Hero Reward from the Town of Wytheville and got to meet the teenage boy we had
I enjoy helping others; I found that through my volunteer service, however, a Lifeguard needs other characteristics to succeed. In early spring of my sophomore year, I began training for the physical demands of the Water Safety Training Class and its prerequisites. Through daily practice, I built my endurance to swim three hundred yards continuously. I concentrated on one dreaded timed event that taxed my physical stamina. It entailed swimming twenty yards, retrieving a ten-pound brick from deep water, and then returning within one minute and forty seconds.
You see, this fear woke me up to responsibility not many teenagers face these days. My fear drove me to become excellent at the task I am paid for. It has made me a better lifeguard because I knew failing in this setting was not tolerable, but it has also made me a better person. I take the approach I use for my job to school and sports and have seen great results. As the doubt in myself drifts away it is replaced by a humble confidence that is recognizable in all that I do.
High school and jr.high athletics are very beneficial to every student that is involved with them. In jr.high they allow and help the kids to learn for high school sports and grow and mature at teenagers, it also helps them make friends and allows them to be a lot more comfortable with others. In high school it's the same but instead it helps develop the athlete for the collegiate level if they're going to play at that level. Every student should try to be on a sports team at least once. There are many reason some parents wouldn't want their children to play sports.
It was around the time of my freshman year, I was 14 years old, and that’s when I began to set my mind to certain things. In the past I had been swimming on a year-round team competitively, then when it came to my freshman year I joined high school swim as well. I always thought to myself that I wasn’t good enough and I could never win, or at best make a section time. However, later on that season, I realized I was good enough, because I believed in myself and set my mind to win and did not give up, and eventually my times immensely improved. After many months of training, it was time for League Champs to begin.
This organization has taught me to never give up and to push beyond my limits to be successful. Having gone from just a team member to a swim team captain has shown me that although pushing your limits can cause you to break, in the end it will be worth it. I have put many summer hours and long days of practicing just to be the best. With that being said, swimming is not only a sport but a way of life. If you work hard at something and put in those extra hours, you will be successful.
The summer of my junior year I had a severe injury which made me led me but no choice to let go of my other sports and my after school music activities. It was a burden on my shoulders because I loved doing all the activities but in the end, it was all about getting better grades, improving my playing skills and most importantly for me to get healthy again. I worked through the difficult times so I could be there for my team. Teamwork was possibly the most valuable lesson I learned from Lacrosse. Learning to work together with other individuals to achieve a common goal is a skill that I have used and will continue to use, for the rest of my life.
There are many other professions that went through years of schooling and testing and only make a little over $15 an hour. Yet, fast food where all one needs is either a GED or high school degree and no college requirement is needed wants to make $15 an hour. Which to choose: raise minimum wage or keep it the same at $7.50 an hour? States that have officially passed for minimum wage to $15 an hour are as follows: New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. New York’s minimum wage by the end of the year will be raised to $10.50 an hour and by the year 2018, the minimum wage will increase to $15 an hour. Seattle’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 by the end of the year and will increase to the $15 an hour by 2017.
All that hard work paid off by getting into her dream school. I also looked up to my dad as a role model because he was also a hard worker himself. My dad would wake up early every morning to workout at the YMCA. After working out at the YMCA, he would go to work until five or six o 'clock in the evening. When he had inventory at the end of each month, he would come home later at night,
I remember my very first job like it was yesterday. My first reaction I can remember was to giggle and laugh because I would be working with my friends when I got hired at McDonald’s that summer and it made me really happy. I remember during orientation that Barbara- my general manager, asked me if I wanted something to drink before I started training. I said no because I was so nervous that day I felt like I would pee my pants if I took the drink. I was excited to be working that summer because I would finally have my own money and could save for school with no help from my parents.
However, Devil Pups taught me the value of perseverance and, as a result, has contributed to my transformation into the person I am today. Devil Pups’ mission is to instill patriotic values in young teenagers through hardship and challenges, both mental and physical, promoting teamwork and camaraderie. Over the ten-day program, we completed an array of challenges such as the 35ft jump into a pool, 5.5-mile beach run, obstacle courses, and an 800-meter hike. Of these obstacles, I found the beach run to be most difficult. A tall slender kid
These items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and any other necessity they do not always have access to. My church works with the church of Elk Creek to set up for the camp a few days before it begins. When camp starts, my fellow youth members and I assumed the role of summer camp counselors for the children of the Elk Creek area. Many children there do not have all the luxuries that we have back in Garner, so the experience was very eye opening. For many of the campers, this is the only event they have all summer long.
I learned how to be a great swimmer, I learned some phrases in German and Italian, and I also grew relationships with my long distance family members. It may not have seemed apparent to me the moment it happened, but my first two hours in a different country played the biggest affect on me as a person. A vacation that was intended to be fun for me ended up being so much more than that, this vacation opened my eyes to all of the other people, places, and things in this world. In two hours that could go by as the seemingly most unimportant time of the trip, I was able to mature and flourish more than I ever have in my
For these teenagers it truly was a plus to not only their summer, but for their life. Out of any good study should come many success stories and they are usually because someone did something right. This program started off with every 10 teenagers receiving a mentor. Those mentors could definitely be a part of the success. From personal experience I believe it is important to have someone older than you to guide you throughout life.
Due to the long practices, the members are usually exhausted, but proud of each other and how hard they have worked. “I feel like everyone can definitely improve, but in the end every practice is worth going to,” commented Jessy. “All the adrenaline we build up from practices goes into competitions so it’s worth it in the end,” added sophomore Coco