Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, TX
I have been in all AP classes since middle school and have received all A's - except for ONE class. My junior year of high school, I received my first B on a report card - in AP English. I was devastated, but I everyone I knew said I should be happy with that grade - the teacher was known for grading hard. However, I knew I would not't be able to sleep well unless I had an A. I began focusing all extra efforts on that one class, but not so much that my other grades suffered. The second report card I received an 85, a little bit higher, but not high enough. By January, I became more and more crazed with that class. The third report card I received a 91 and the last report card, I received a 95! I realized then that nothing would be easy anymore and I would have to work hard!
My first job was handed to me on a whim, I was a replacement peer leader at a youth camp. For the first camp, I had no idea what to do - I fumbled through exercises, did not't speak loud enough, and constantly looked for confirmation. The second camp I knew I had to toughen up! My responsibilities and duties were as followed: host youth meeting, relay messages and negotiate rules between adults and youth, reply to journal entries, mediated any arguments, and help out wherever and whenever else was needed. My jobs ranged from being a DJ for game night to offering a shoulder to cry on for campers.
My other achievements include being the Committee Head of tutoring in the National Honor Society, being the Vice President of the Ladies of Elegance Organization, being appointed Committee Head Chairperson in Student Council, and being selected on the All-District Academic Team in softball. In addition, my first year on the varsity softball team, we went to playoffs for the first time in fifteen years.