After taking care of my educational responsibilities and extra-curricular activities, I always find the time to involve myself in service-oriented activities. For example, during the last year, I completed 68 hours of community service. And, this year I hope to devote more hours to activities that will benefit my fellow students and my community. I have great plans in mind like organizing service trips, doing fund raisers, reserve one Saturday each month to community service to bring a smile to someone’s face. Additionally, this year the Interact members have selected me as a treasure for the school year 2015-2016; giving me the chance to use my leadership skills to provide a valuable service to my classmates.
During the past few years, I have had many volunteer and leadership opportunities both in and outside of school. Truth be told, I’ve never been the most outgoing person, but many of these opportunities have helped me to step outside my comfort zone, and take leadership various situations. Through my volunteering experiences, I’ve learned many lessons. I believe that going to Archbishop MacDonald high school will continue to push me outside my comfort zone and become a great leader in my community. One of the first times that I volunteered was for a summer camp at my church.
She expanded her skills to a service to military family caseworker along with acquiring disaster training and teaching others in CPR/First Aid and babysitting – all before graduating high school. During college, her love for the community expanded as she joined Circle K International, the collegiate form of Kiwanis International, and at her first meeting volunteered to chair Community Services and Awareness Week, an entire week dedicated to community awareness and volunteer projects. She was recognized by the Florida District as Outstanding Club Member for her work and elected to serve as Citrus Lieutenant Governor and the District’s Convention Chair. For her
By graduation, every student knew each other and felt connected as Keller graduates. Due to a small student-to-teacher ratio, we were able to bond with our teachers. Many of our teachers continue to serve as our mentors. Our schools also taught us the important of service to our community, enhancing Keller’s already communal feel. From the age of 14, I participated in enhancement projects at my high school and began volunteering for the City of Keller, feeling further connected to the city.
My reasons for wanting to become a Naval Officer are varied. A desire to prove myself, to serve my country, and to make my family proud. I want to become a Naval Officer because I want to become the best person I can be. I want to lead others, and make them into great leaders in turn. I want to contribute to the best Navy in the world, and commit myself wholeheartedly.
A measly twenty-five miles from Tufts, I have grown up in the town of Natick. My parents chose Natick for numerous reasons, but what I love about my hometown is its welcoming sense of community. Every year when I participate in Natick’s Fourth of July parade, I easily identify my friends, teammates and co-workers amongst the crowds cheering me on. When I help at the library, I work alongside the same librarians who read Cat in the Hat to me almost a decade earlier. However, the most essential aspect of living in Natick has been my church.
What I done this past year to contribute to the Alameda community Learning Center is that me and my friend, Justin planned the fundraisers for the class of 2019. We almost raised 700 dollars for the whole class of 2019 students. Also, I was elected to be an officer of the red cross club next year. So ,my next year 's plan is that, I will encourage everyone to join the red cross club because they can help change the world and aclc, and they can get their community service hours.
That work ethic has been reflected through academic letters, band letters, placement in debate meets, leadership positions, and scholarships earned in high school. My work ethic was also reflected, as I became a recipient of the nationally recognized John Philip Sousa Band Award. The heart instilled by my parents also led to experiencing a taste of employment within my dream career field. On my own accord, after volunteering for a year, I found myself working as an intern at Crossroads Church. Not knowing what I truly wanted to do in the realm of music, I used the opportunity I was given to work in the field of Technical Arts.
The friendly competition that the event creates is what allows us to be able to donate thousands of canned goods to our local food pantry on an annual basis. Our activities incite fun competition and a sense of accomplishment for our members and students affiliated with us. This provides for us a very comfortable environment in which students can be themselves and do what they love. Our Student Council, aside from offering our own physical service to our school and community, also helps other organizations with their events. We are the go-to group in the building.
“We see these people everyday. They come in for a meal or come every couple of weeks to get their haircut and we build a bond with them.” Taina decided to help the community because she grew up in the Bronx and she wanted to stay to make a difference for the people who are less fortunate than she was. POTS is the largest emergency food provider in the Bronx, feeding people mornings, afternoon, and evening. Taina is responsible for what dishes they make every day and keeps track of the inventory of food. She tries to bring in a different style so the community can enjoy their meals instead of feeling like they’re in a prison eating the same meals day in and day out.
As a leader in the social justice ministry of my church I coordinated a Sunday, with the New York City Department of Education representatives, which allowed them to speak to our congregation of over 9,000 members, and enroll children into pre-kindergarten the same day. It was especially rewarding to see the outcome of the efforts, and play an instrumental role in bringing the resources to my
For the past five years I have attended Mission Arlington with my youth group during spring break. Mission Arlington is a organization that helps the needy and helps to improve the lives of citizens in their community. Every year they host a Rainbow Express where church groups from many different states come together to teach bible stories, memory verses, sing songs, eat snacks and play games at local apartments. Through this the main goal is to spread Christianity by telling people of all ages about Jesus. They also help provide needed materials to members of the community.
The goals that I hope to accomplish in the next six months is completing a season of water polo, be an officer of the FCA club, be on the swim team, and grow further on my praise and worship team at my church. I hope that I am still upholding my 4.0. GPA and continuing to brighten people’s days. I have pushed myself past my limits and worked really hard on keeping my straight A’s and withholding my starter spot on the junior varsity water polo team. I have supported my goals and plans already by getting help from my parents and my avid teacher.