Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, NE
I am a high school senior and I am in three Advanced Placement courses (Psychology, Government, and English), one honors class (Spanish 7-8), and three "regular" classes (Statistics, Forensic Science, and Yearbook). I have been on the honor roll since elementary school, and I am currently a member of the National Honor Society due to my academic excellence. I was also in the National Junior Honor Society in middle school. In elementary school, I received the CACE Award, and then I received it again in middle school.
I have been in Girl Scouts since first grade, where my troop and I do a great amount of community service. I have received my Bronze Award (the third highest award possible to earn by a Girl Scout) by setting up a talent show for a younger troop of girls. After earning that, I went on to receive my Silver Award (the second highest award possible), where my troop and I worked with a local organization to set up apartments for refugees coming to the United States. I am currently working on my Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. On top of these projects, I also volunteer for Make-A-Wish and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as well as several other small volunteering opportunities.
Another achievement I have gotten is through Special Olympics. I have a C4-C7 Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, which has left me confined to wheelchair since my accident that occurred in 1997, when I was only a year and a half old. I have limited mobility, but I have gained back some voluntary movement over the past several years. Because of this disability, I have been able to participate in the Special Olympics ever since I became old enough to join. Participating has become a yearly chance for me to have fun with other students with all kinds of different disabilities. I continue receive metals and ribbons every April and May through this organization.