Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, TX
I am going into my senior year of high school and I am so excited to see what God has in store for me. After my junior year, I have ended up in the top eight percent of my class of four hundred and eighty students. Studying and doing assignments to complete precision has always been my motivation. I am that student who throws her hand up eagerly in class to ask any question that may come to mind just to broaden my knowledge of whatever subject that I may be in. I am a part of National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and American Sign Language Honor Society. I want to be an encouraging face to my piers and most importantly the underclassmen.
I have been in band since I was in the sixth grade. I started out as this naive beginner on the oboe, one of the most difficult and challenging instruments. I quickly became muscily fluent and by the time I hit junior high I was in the top band at my school. Then came highschool band. Every member becomes a part of the marching band. Considering you can not march the oboe, I became a member of the cymbal line. My director saw many leadership attributes in my personality and without hesitation made me the captain. I learned that coming together was the beginnning, keeping together was the process and working together was the success. Our marching band as a whole has, and still is, doing remarkable things.
In my town there are so many incredible opportunities to help those around you. One thing I love doing is participating in Relay for Life, a walk to help cancer research and represent the surviviors. It is an all night activity and is amazing to be a part of. We live on a bayou and every year they host a "Trash Bash." I help pick up trash or any other items floating along the bank of the bayou. It helps maintain the beautiful town. The first Saturday of every month a group of people get together and serve in the M.I. Lewis food drive. I am an active member in this and have been doing it for three years now. The look on people's faces when you give food, clothes and even money brings me a certain satisfaction that my small, kind gesture has impacted them greatly.