Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, GA
I currently claim the title of valedictorian at my high school, have taken and passed 6 AP exams, and have participated in a variety of extracurriculars focused on academics. I have taken the SAT twice and my superscore is 2170. I was Vice President of National Honors Society last year and am hoping to become President this year; I am also a member of Math, French, and Beta Club. I was selected to attend Georgia's Governors Honors Program in the summer of 2011 and majored in Social Studies and minored in Visual Arts. I have attended programs at SCAD and GA Tech and participated on the Model Atlanta Regional Committee's Communications Board. I am currently dual enrolling at a local college in place of my senior year of high school.
I am very focused on assisting the community around me. I live in a struggling county with a massive unemployment rate; the vast majority of people survive on welfare. I volunteer at Morrow Presbyterian Church's food pantry whenever possible and make sandwiches for the homeless every month at North Avenue Presbyterian church. I recently volunteered with severely disabled children with a group named FOCUS and am planning on helping more during the following year. I have also assisted at various elementary schools with their afterschool programs, such as McGarrah Elementary. I also volunteered as a graphics designer for a small business called Patient Safety First, Inc., which is focused on preventing medical errors.
I have worked several jobs in an attempt to save money for college. I work at the Pumpkin Patch during the month of October every year; this small business sells pumpkins, offers hay rides, and educates children as to how their food is grown in Georgia. I recently began assisting as a swim instructor at The Swim Center, which is also a small business geared towards teaching children water safety tips and all of the six swim strokes. In my free time, I crochet scarves and blankets and sell them whenever possible. I have several scarves and afghans left over, which I plan on donating to a Homeless Mothers and Children organization in downtown Atlanta.