Discus Award Winner
10th Grade, NJ
As any high school freshman can tell you adjusting to high school is not an easy task. You have to juggle sports, academics, and clubs, all while maintaining some sort of social life. I not only accomplished all of this in the past year, but I surpassed the expectations and goals that a had for myself this past school year. I was able to handle a rigorous cheering schedule, a summer job, Key Club member and Class President responsibilities, all while maintaining a 98 grade point average. I am currently enrolled in three advanced classes and am top of my class in all three. I am always available to lend a helping hand to my fellow classmates, and I often help them in their studies to ensure that they are performing to the best of their abilities.
I believe strongly in that for our society to work we need to look out for each other. It is for that very reason that I take pride in helping others. From an early age I always looked to help others. My community service career started in middle school, when I jumped at the opportunity to become a peer leader. As a peer leader it was my responsibility to be a role model to others in all aspects of character, which transferred over when i joined Key Club in high school. My urge to help others did not stop there. Through out middle school and high school I have been involved and participated in numerous fundraisers for charities dealing with issues such as breast cancer, relief for victims of the Laquilla earthquake, Katrina victims, victims of the earthquake in Haiti, autism, and FARA.
Leading is in my blood, that is probably why I have been a leader in my school since 6th grade. I was elected by my fellow classmates to my middle school student council for 3 consecutive years, and was elected Student Council Co-President my final year, where I ran fundraisers and made numerous speeches to the student body. This year I had the honor of being the Freshman Class President. Under my leadership my class and I raised $4,000 and won 2nd place in Spirit Week. We were the first Freshmen class to win the float competition in three years. I have also directed numerous school group projects. When I am given a task, I feel as though it is my responsibility to complete it efficiently and to the best of my ability. Being a leader is not just what I do, it is who I am.