Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, MO
My grades are very important me. I strive to do the best I can. I have kept my GPA at a 3.0 all four years even though I am very busy. In my junior year I took three honors classes. I took Honors US Studies and Psychology AP which are duel credit classes through UMSL. The average grader in the Honors US studies course was a B. I maintained a B+ in class. It is not recommended to take all these courses at one time because they are very rigorous, but I stuck with them and maintained a B or higher. Finishing strong last year was my crowning achievements. Even though I got off of work late I always made time to do my work, which isn't easy.
Since I was sixteen years old I have worked full time while attending Webster Groves High school. Through out high school I have been able to maintain working two jobs and holding my GPA at 3.0 or higher. During the summer I work three jobs which is 60 plus hours a week. Even through my long and tiring days I strive to remain positive and optimistic in all my works places and greet the public and my co-workers with a smile everyday. During the school year I work at Crazy Bowls and Wraps and Rock-hill twenty hours a week. I also work for product promotion company every Saturday passing out samples for new products. During the summer I work as a full time janitor at my high school. I work to take the load off my mother. She is a single mother with three children.
Even though I work I pride myself on staying involved. I am apart of students as allies group. I participate in a student staff retreat that offers its ideals on how to improve the school. through that group I also interview candidates for open positions in our school and give the principals feed back on my thoughts about the position and the people applying. I am an active member in student council and have been since I started high school. My crowning achievement is becoming the president of S.A.A. Which is a student awareness and action group. Through the club a group of students tackle stereo-types, racism and thinks of ideals to include and bring the student body together as a whole.