I have already gotten to do that a lot through volunteering with National Honor Society. That organization showed me why it is crucial to help your community and also created a love of volunteerism within me. We can always do more though. Throughout my high school years I had the chance of doing a lot of work for my community and now I will get the chance to impact a new one. Since I will be leaving Jacksonville to go to college in Fayetteville, the only thing I can do for my old city is encourage its citizens to continue to better the city.
Watching my parents struggle and change their whole lives to provide a bright and better future for me has also taught me to want the most for not only myself, but the people around me too. It has made me a caring and appreciative person all around and I aspire to fulfill all of their wants and desires as they have mine in the future. In order for me to accomplish everything I want in life, the first thing on my list I have on my to-do list are my academic plans. I plan to graduate with my Bachelors at UNF with a major in Business and minor in Marketing. I then want to continue my education by earning a Masters in Business Administration.
I have learned what it means to be a problem solver and to rise every time I fall. Leadership is about holding your own ground while helping others reach their own. It is about loving to live and living to love. I have learned basic skills like public speaking and time management, but I have also learned how to overcome obstacles. In some smaller cases I have made a difference in lives.
Junior year was a bit challenging for me. It was not challenging because of the work, but I joined a career program. I had to keep up with both of my schools. For me to be successful with so many things going on, I had to stay organized and think ahead. My success was that I kept all my grades above a C+.
To conclude, my school counselor has helped me overcome multiple barriers and obstacles over the course of my time with her. Many of these barriers and obstacles have been big steps in my life and I am very thankful for her help. My counselor helped me figure out my course schedules throughout high school, helped me find and apply for many scholarships, and also helped me get into college. Thanks to my counselor I have a future ahead of
I have participated in in cross country and track since seventh grade. Running is very important to me because I have put so much hard work into it and I always push myself knowing I can take it to the next level because I want to be the very best I can be. When I started my running career in seventh grade I wasn’t the fastest but I stuck to it and kept pushing myself. By my eight grade cross country season I was the fastest. It was a life changing experience and made me realize I have something special going.
Due to my involvement in numerous extra-curricular activities, I have been able to greatly improve my leadership abilities. Throughout by six years in cheerleading, I have learned how to be a good representation of my school by doing what was right, even if I was doing it alone. At the beginning of my senior year, I was proclaimed as captain of the Varsity squad. With this position, I have worked to represent both my squad and my school by making the tough decisions and keeping spirit alive. To me, being a cheerleader meant being a leader first and cheering second.
I was beaming as we ran over to the sidelines and shook the other team’s hand, wished the good luck, and congratulated them on making it this far. Looking back, it was my team’s work ethic that caused us to win the game. For weeks and months we had been practicing extra, working our hardest in practices. I gave up free time after school, on the weekends to try to be successful. I had such a hard shot because of all the work I had been doing.
Ironically enough, everything got better once I got to college. I had a goal in life, I had a drive, and I had a support system that wanted me to succeed. I stopped getting in trouble, and focused all my energy within my academics, and it really did pay off. I am now a part of Phi Theta Kappa, with a 3.91 GPA currently, and I honestly could not be happier. It is still a constant struggle every day, to deal with all of my problems without any form of medical help besides counseling, but it’s something I’ve learned to survive
Business has always been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I worked my way up from freshman year to senior year and I know I can improve even more and that 's what I want to achieve in college. I know that I can improve and I will work hard to get my goal. All the hard times I went through in my life made me realize who I truly am, and I might change but only for the better and I cant wait for what the future brings