Discus Award Winner
Shea O Hill
12th Grade, CA
I have been on the Principal's Honor Roll every semester of high school, as well as being a member of honor in the California Scholarship Federation. I am placed in the top five percent of my class and will receive graduation distinction with a Gold Seal. I have won an academic letter for my grades and have been recognized as an AP Scholar with Honors. In addition, I was selected as a member of the National Honor Society for superior academics, charter, leadership, and service. In this group, I promote academic integrity and peer tutor others in my classes. Finally, my essay "Looking Back to Move Forward" was selected for the Chapman University writing contest, and my poetry was featured in a school magazine.
During Freshmen and Sophomore year, I won the sportsmanship awards, which was a single selection from a team of sixty-five. My Junior year I won both the leadership and most valuable player award. As a senior, I am currently the captain for the Corona Del Mar tennis team, second in league and ranked highly in SoCal. I have worked hard consistently in school and athletics. I always set new goals to fulfill, but maintaining a good attitude and helping others remain my top priorities.
Throughout high school, I have been involved in numerous community service organizations in my community, including participating in Best Buddies, starting the Autism Awareness Club, and aiding in the Friday Night Club for special needs teens. Furthermore, my service also focuses on helping children in disadvantaged situations. I am the head volunteer at the Boy's and Girl's Club, host college planning seminars at the Illumination Foundation, and work in the classrooms of Pomona Elementary. In conclusion, I hold a passionate for service regarding endangered elephants. I went to Thailand to work with the Endangered Elephant Conservation Program and continue to educate my community about the issues regarding this species.