Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, PA
My motivation in life comes from my desire for knowledge. Although I also live to have fun and make others smile, learning all that I can is the bigger picture. It's what gets me out of bed to attend school and excel. Throughout high school, I've kept a 4.0 GPA while also juggling numerous after school clubs and a job. While others choose to relax their senior year, I am enrolled in two advanced placement courses. But don't worry, I took the easy ones. Physics and Calculus BC. I'm blessed that learning comes easy to me, but I'm also prepared to work hard in college. I wish to pursue a career in the engineering field, as I intend to innovate technology to benefit our lives.
"Six blizzards, two milkshakes, and a brownie earthquake? No problem sir!" as I try suppress a huge groan on the inside.
I've worked at my local Dairy Queen since July of 2009. And although the ice cream is good and all, I am often bored at work. The only thing keeping me there are my coworkers and the money I make. Oh, and the 36" flatscreen on the wall. Actually, it's probably the best job in the world, and I'm just unappreciative.
I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to put in here. I'm pretty sure it should've been how much effort I put into my job and how I work my hardest to please each and every customer. And I do, to an extent, but why stretch the truth. My favorite blizzard is either the candy cane. Or pumpkin pie. Or french silk pie. Or just anything with cocoa fudge.
I needed to distract my mind from the blizzard outside my tent and the ice cubes that were once my toes. November of 2007 in Annapolis, Maryland. After losing my voice cheering during the football game, I was hopelessly trying to drift off to sleep. This was my first experience camping with the Boy Scouts. Thirteen years old, I aspired to join my father at the elite rank of Eagle Scout. He threw me into this new world of the outdoors and leadership. Scores of camping trips and three years later, I finally attained my goal.
Approximately 20% of boys join scouting. And out of them only 2% make it to Eagle. Through hard work and perseverance, I joined this rank of elite young adults. For my eagle project I led a group in the construction of a trail kiosk that benefits the locals park.