Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, TX
I have been involved in the arts since I was in Elementary school. Over the years my skills have advanced and I took advanced and AP art classes. Three years I have competed in the Texas Visual Arts Scholastic Event and every year I have come back with a score of at least a 3; Last year I came back with perfect score of a 4. While there one of the judges commended me on my photography piece and suggested that I sell it on an art website such as Etsy. I've also had a photography piece picked out of many submissions to be published in our school's annual Literary Arts Magazine. Though I am not pursuing a career in art, it will always be one of my hobbies.
Ever since my 9th grade year in high school, I have been involved in our school's engineering program, at first being in the Exploring Science and Technology class, and then, when I was sure I wanted to go into a career in engineering, joining the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Academy. I've always been intrigued by the latest technologies, the advancements that we have made in this field is truly amazing! I know how much all aspects of our lives today (social, medical, etc.) depend heavily on technology and I hope that one day when i become a Biomedical Engineer, I can help create technologies to improve life quality.
I believe that community service is very important not only because it helps out a community, but the I, as the volunteer, grow as I am exposed to new things and learn about what I can do to help other people. Every year, since I entered 7th grade, I have been volunteering at our city library's Summer Reading Club for children. Over the years, I have seen some of our participants grow and I've seen how a small reading club had grown on them, increasing their love for books. This is very important, especially now, with different technologies like computers and television to occupy our time. i feel like through my volunteer service, I have, in a way, helped change those children's' lives.