Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, CO
I have challenged myself every year with the classes I have chosen to take throughout my schooling. I have taken almost every AP or Honors class offered to me. Through long nights of hard work and effective communication with my teachers and peers, I currently have achieved a 4.0 unweighted. Although I have challenged myself traditionally with the higher level difficult classes including AP Calculus and AP Chemistry, I have also challenged myself by taken academic electives. I have added an extra science class to my schedule this year. I have taken extra classes such as psychology and photography. I chose to do this to make me a more rounded student. I also wanted to explore other interests I may have. I further challenged myself by tutoring an autistic girl once a week in math.
I have been involved in student government from a young age. I originally joined because if my love to help others. Throughout my work mainly in Student Government, I have developed a passion for leading others and helping to make the community a better and stronger place for all. I began as freshman Class Treasurer and now, my senior year, I am Student Body President. I have had the honor of playing a large part in school, community and county-wide events. At the school I am also National Honors Society President, CEO of the Health and Human Services Leadership team and student leader for Breaking Down the Walls. I am also a member of the Jefferson County Council and the Day With Out Hate team. I am also the Co-Chair of the Tri-County Youth Council which works on employing youth.
I have been a dancer from the time I could walk. I have continued my dance throughout high school. I have taken classes in ballet, jazz and tap, but ballet is my favorite. I love to dance en pointe because it takes grace and strength. Yet, a huge leap of courage came when I decided to join track my sophomore year. I wanted to prove to myself and others that I could do another athletic sport. I ran short distance sprints my first year but ended early with stress fractures in my shins. I wouldn't let that stop me though. I came back the next year and decided to try something completely new: pole vault. I became the only pole vaulter at my school. I now am winning points for my team and I am part of a year round club. I pushed myself to try something new. I also ski every winter.