Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, MO
Academics have always been of the upmost importance in my education. I attend a college prep high school where I am taking all honors classes, putting my GPA at a 3.75. I am taking 2 AP classes this upcoming school year, and completed 1 AP class the past year. I am a member of the National Honor Society at my school, and will be the secretary this upcoming school year. Being part of this organization helps me to continue fueling my drive in school. I also received a state award at my city's capitol based on my achievement and virtue. I ensure that I am constantly challenging myself in my course work, and plan on attending a four year university that will continue to provide challenges in my education. I always do my best to excel and advance in everything I do.
As an incoming senior in high school, I have spent much of my time volunteering in my community. My freshman year I helped to build an outdoor classroom for my school. This project entailed planning, creating a trail through school property, gardening, and a lot of hard work. Together, we were able to create a beautiful place for our school community to learn. Sophomore year I focused on working with children by volunteering in a bilingual daycare. There I assisted teachers in the classroom and helped teach several lessons. Junior year I went to a home for adults with mental disabilities and cooked them breakfast and planned events for them. Through my service work I was able to see all the gifts I have been given and was able to use them for the betterment of myself and others.
Junior year of high school I started my first paying job. I applied at a new store that was opening. This store received over 400 applicants, but chose only 50 people to employ. This was important to me, because I knew I stood out in my application based on my school work, athletics, and involvement in my community. This job has taught me a lot, especially time management. During the school year, I worked around 20 – 25 hours a week on top of my course work, athletics, and musical entailments. I quickly adjusted to having less free time. I am learning you must work hard in order to move up the latter and become successful. Hearing how far many of my managers have come has truly inspired me to work as hard as I can in school so that I too one day can share my success story.