Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, OK
I am an active member of my church. I have been one of the worship leaders since 2005. I am also a children's church teacher for ages 3-12. I am involved with my youth group through outreaches, missions, and fellowship. In summer 2012, I went with my youth group to the Indian Reservations in South Dakota. We were able to minister to the people in ways that we would have never thought, such as through a puppet. While there, we were able to go into the prisons and lead a worship service. Through that, we saw many receive Christ as their savior. In 2010, my youth group put on a conference, which was labeled "Impact." During this conference, we went out to our community, and surrounding communities, and served others.
I am passionate about helping others and making others see the potential in themselves. I mentor my peers that are a part of the special needs program at my school. I eat lunch with them every week. I strive to let them know that they are valuable and have a purpose in this world despite the mental or physical obstacles that they face. Since 2010, I have helped with Volunteers of America, which is a homeless rehabilitation program. In 2011, I served in the Thanksgiving dinner that was put on by Phoenix Residential, which is an organization that aids the developmentally disabled. I have participated with the Salvation Army Angel Tree and Bell Ringing since 2010.
I have been a member of the National Honor Society since my sophomore year. I now serve as Vice President of the NHS chapter at my school. I am recognized as a member of Gifted and Talented. I have taken 9 honors classes and 8 AP classes. I maintain an unweighted GPA of 4.0, and a weighted GPA of 4.58. I am ranked number 2 out of the 352 students in my class. I have lettered in academics since my freshmen year. I have been recognized as a Distinguished Scholar since my sophomore year. I have been on the honor roll throughout high school. I was awarded a Certificate of Merit for tests taken at Northern Oklahoma College.