Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, CA
I have been awarded honor roll every year since 6th grade and for all of high school I have had above a 4.0. I've taken numerous honor and AP classes. I've also been on an excellerated math track, moving ahead a year and ending up taking Calculus by junior year.I passed the AP U.S History exam and English Literature exam with 4s. My junior year I took 5 AP classes including AP Calculus and AP Environmental. My English teachers have consistently awarded me Student of the Year. I wrote an article about leadership for the Successfull Practice Network which was featured online. Despite missing two months of my junior year due to illness, I kept my (unweighted) GPA of 4.0.
Two years ago I participated in a dance show in order to raise money for a performing arts scholarship at my local community college. The scholarship was in honor of my mother's mentor, Michele Gaines who was a choreographer and director at the college, After she passed away, dancers who had worked with and been touched by Michele performed a show consisting of Michele's most memorable numbers. We rehearsed on the weekends for two months and over winter break. My mother was the director of the show, so I helped her with music, taking down choreography, and photography and video. Through the show, we were able to raise $20,000 which was enough to endow the scholarship in Michele's's name, which means it will be supported by the college and awarded to students pursuing performing arts.
At my high school, I have been an editor on my yearbook and newspaper. For two years, I was copy editor for the yearbook and newspaper and my junior year I became my high school's first ever editor-in-chief for both newspaper and yearbook. As editor-in-chief, I edited all pages, taught students about print media, and planed deadlines and themes.Beyond journalism, I also participated in cheer for two years and served as varsity captain for my second. I also participated in my school athletic training program where I helped prevent and treat injuries for all the school's sports teams.Outside of school, I taken dance for all of my life and work as an assistant at my studio.