Discus Award Winner
11th Grade, TX
Helping and giving back is very important to me, and it shows through the 400+ hours of service I have accumulated by helping out at various events such as marathons and the Ronald McDonald House. I am also a member of Interact and Red Cross club, which are both community service oriented. I volunteer at University Hospital through the highly selective Clinical Rotation program offered at my school, where I get a taste of both the real world and the healthcare field. Lastly, and most significant to me, I have volunteered as a counselor at an overnight camp for children with disabilities for the past 2 years, and will continue to do so, as it has become a passion of mine. There you help a camper strive for goals unattainable at home, teaching them independence and learning lessons yourself.
I am the standing president of Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA) chapter 1234 at my school, and also president and founder of my Parliamentary Procedure team at school. I organize volunteer and charity opportunities (such as canned food drives and toy drives for underprivileged kids) and bi-weekly meetings for the 54 members of my HOSA chapter. My Parliamentary Procedure team has been competing through HOSA since sophomore year, and the year the team was assembled, we made it to Area competition and advanced to State competition through focus and dedication. In addition to this, I am a member of the UIL Literary Criticism team and a writer for the school newspaper. I am also a member of several clubs, including student council, holiday decorating committee, and Korean club.
As a junior in high school, I have been passionate about academics since I first stepped foot in school. I have been an honor roll student since first grade, which I entered a year early. My first grade teacher urged me to be a part of the Gifted & Talented program, and I have been a member in good standing ever since. In addition to that, I have been a grade ahead in math since the fifth grade and in high school I joined Mu Alpha Theta, a math honor society. Throughout my high school career so far, I have taken 2 AP classes and 10 honors classes and plan to expand upon that during my senior year, as more AP classes that interest me become available. I am also a member of National Honor Society and National Hispanic Honor Society, which both require constantly high grades.