Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, OH
I have been my Youth Pastor's assistant/intern for 3 years. My youth pastor is also my mentor and has positively influenced me in many ways. Because of my concern for the environment, I'm one of my school's valued Envirothon team members. I Completed a one year internship through my church's missions ministry committee (I'm a current committee member). I received the A average award in my french class. I was Voted "Best Speech" In my government class. I received the Honor Roll award at my school, Waterloo High School. I am a member of my High School's Beta Club. I had some of my ceramic art shown at my County's art show. I was voted "Best Dressed" & "Friendliest" in my Senior Class. I received My High School's "Teen of the month" Award. Also, I am a member Of The National Honor Society.
I have had the opportunity to serve others with my youth group for years. My youth group and I have been a part of various service projects including, but not limited to, going on four, week long out of state missions trips to places around the United States including, Copperhill Tennessee, Grand Rapids Michigan, Nashville Tennessee, and Indianapolis Indiana, where I participated in serving at a women's shelter/children's club, working at a camp for inner city children, fixing worn down houses, serving the elderly in nursing homes, and more. I have also been involved in the following service projects with my youth group, Raising money for starving children through a program called the 30hr famine, Habitat for Humanity, visiting @ local nursing homes, and more. I also serve at my school.
My Faith means everything to me! I was raised in a Christian home, and Home schooled from grades 1 -10. I went to public school starting my junior year, because the summer before, I went on a week long retreat to a youth camp in New York State with my youth group where I realized I could'n't share my faith because I was home. I prayed and decided to go to public school. The transition was great and I have brought many of my friends from school to my youth group. During my first year at Public school I got involved with my school's Bible study. I am now a senior and I lead my high school's Bible study. I never would have thought I would be leading a Bible study at school! I am very involved with my church and youth group. I will be going to Malone University in 2013, to be a Youth Pastor.