As a member of a team, I had to fully commit myself, because my actions did not only have an effect on myself but my teammates as well. Giving 110% was something my parents had taught me to always do. I learned the importance of responsibility. I told my mom my junior year of high school that I wanted to play lacrosse in college. She had told me if I really wanted to play in college that I would have to work hard, practice more and focus on my grades.
In highschool I was highly committed to a program called "Breakthrough" for my last three years in high school. Breakthrough helps first generation students go to college, starting to work with them in middle school. It's an amazing organization and helps the kids every step of the way, whether it be tutoring for a hard math exam in 8th grade or application help when applying to college in 12th grade. My role was to be a mentor leader during Saturday sessions. From 8am to 4pm, we would lead 12 - 15 students through activities to learn about college, or just work on important skills such as writing, reading and research.
Also, my brother had talked to me about two months ago and had told me his experience with going to college to earn his English degree and me, being the competitive brother I am, didn’t want him to be the only sibling to earn a degree. Money was also a motivating factor because I wanted to have a career that could pay well and secure my retirement that way I can build a family. From past experience working with investors I noticed that the majority of them are vehement about saving money and most of them had a college education. Lastly, the strongest motivating factor was my future career and interests. I have always enjoyed being a manager
Five Things You Should Know about Being a Competitive Dancer by Kaila Flores Your life mainly consists of dancing and breathing. -Depending on how many dances you are in, you spend at least 5 hours a week at the dance studio. I used to spend 41 hours a week at my past studio. Even if I would have a practice cancelled I would always practice at home because it was like a built-in routine for me. Every morning when I was getting ready I would stretch and listen to my music for all the dances I had.
As a CASA volunteer, my mom works with neglected, abused, or foster care children alongside their legal aid and the court system. CASA volunteers make sure children do not get lost in the foster care or court system and advocates what is best for the child after spending a lot of time with the child and the other adults present in their life. CASA volunteers are often the one stable adult a child can have in their life. My mom would spend hours a week working to help each kid, whether it just be as simple as taking them to lunch or going to court to speak on the child’s behalf. All of the children were in foster or group homes looking for a stable home.
for a few years. During that time, she instilled in me the idea of volunteering, helping the school, helping others, without reward or recognition. I recall that she encouraged me to participate in after school events sponsored by the PTA, and I was always volunteering, right up-front for the after school sales, dances, family events, and even worked the PTA school store before school. It was fun, rewarding and fulfilling. In Middle School, I also spent some time volunteering for the PTA, helping with sales and school activities among other things.
Every summer I work at the Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp. This camp is for poor, underprivileged, and abused boys and girls in the Nashville area. I work the all-boys camp in July with twenty-five or thirty Metro Nashville Police officers. The amount of love we show to those kids is indescribable. We take these kids under our wings for one whole week, Monday thru Saturday, where they spend the night at camp with us and spend time away from the terrible environment where they live.
My grandmother has always made a point to show how hard work and a good education could propel me to new opportunities and help get me a better life than she had. This instilled work ethic and positivity inspires me to give all that I can every day and to look at situations in a positive and constructive light. Input from my grandparents and parents has shaped my worldview and actions. While my family lives comfortably now, my parents did not have such a lucky life. At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college.
During those years more responsibilities come into your everyday life. Williams stated, “ Now I also owe plus loans for my daughters undergraduate education.” The ripple affect of education is created through making students agree to pay back loans after graduation. However, after graduation everyone starts building their lives and gaining more responsibilities. Responsibilities for some people are children. Children cost money to take care of, but so does their education.
I feel that I possess the qualities of scholarship service leadership and character that makes me a good candidate. End School I struggled for many years with my ADHD. That has made it difficult for me to focus in school. But I have worked through it and I'm strong for that I've Sports from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. I don't normally get home until 9:00 at night and that gives me a little time to be able to do my homework and still eat and I have that schedule from Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday and on Saturdays I have it for 4 hours I worked there my school struggles with my ADHD and my out of school struggles to and by that 4 years I got A's and B's and that's it on my report card but this year I've been going above and beyond and I have been a straight-A student all year long I'm proud of myself for doing this and being able to work through my struggles.
West as well. He says that his family is together more because of school. His wife teaches music, musical theatre, and is the head volleyball coach. Both of his kids are in the elementary school at Southcrest as well. However, he is busier during the school year and has “to carve out time for family.” He says, “I was lucky for the opportunity to work with high school students and make an impact on their lives and have always enjoyed reading and writing.” Mr. West has learned many things, such as patience, from his students.
For over two years I have been blessed to be involved in teaching young children. When I had begun to help at Kids Zone it quickly changed into a transitional period. The administrator, Melissa Cooke, moved to Michigan six months after I had started helping and so it was being run temporarily by the Fisher family for a few months. Unfortunately when Melissa left, the entirety of the volunteer staff stopped volunteering. It was up to the Fisher family and I, five unqualified people to lead the Kids Zone program every week.
Eventually, I learned that I love spending time with them. Four times a week I bathe them, play with them, take them to the park, make food for them, and put them to bed. After taking care of Maxi and Milo for over a year, I learned how to solve conflicts, be a positive role model, take responsibility, and be an active listener. March 15th 2014: This was my second time working backstage during a high school production. However, this was only my first time working as Stage Manager.
As a freshmen in college, I am supposed to know what career I want to pursue in the future. However, I am having troubles choosing one specific career due to the growing amount of careers we have today. At this moment, I am certain that I want a career that All that I know for sure is that I want to pursue a career that positively impacts another individuals life. For instance, being that person that boosted another individuals’ confidence or teaching/informing an individual something they never learned before. At this moment, I have two careers in mind: a Dental Hygienist or an Elementary School Teacher.
Many students out of high school take the next step in extending their education by attending college. At the same time, how they choose the right school is one of the most burdening decisions in the secondary education process. Before going to college, the student must start the process to figure out their interests and where it can take them. Once this has been determined, they can start the application process to colleges that will assure success. Unfortunately, many parents of young adults impose limitations to their choices.