Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, MO
Over the last couple year I volunteered at Kanakuk kamps, a Christian athletics camp for kids. I worked in the office and in the kitchen along with mentoring kids ending this past summer alone with 160 hours of community service. In the office I helped with administrative work such as answering phones, doing paper work, and many more odd end jobs. In the kitchen we prepared the meals for the kids while always serving with a smile. After the day jobs are done I go and spend some time with the kids. We were usually having fun playing games together or in deep discussion about the Bible. No matter what the day holds it is always great knowing you can do something for someone. Community service is an important part of my life because it is an amazing gift to be able to help someone.
My faith is the most important thing in my life. Without my faith I could not live. I attend an Assembly of God church and teach pre-school Sunday school class. I also help out with children's church where we teach the basics of faith. Faith is not only going to church but also living your life in a way that mirrors God in the closest way. When I was ten years old I realized that my friends did not grow up on the same faith that I had. I decided to start a neighborhood Bible study for all my friends. I would spend a week in preparation for each weeks lesson in order to insure that they would understand my faith with what little time I had with them. After two years of spending time with them they all excepted Christ and now live with the same faith I do. Faith is how I live my life.
I take great pride in academics. In my high school career I have achieved a 3.9 GPA. I am currently a member of the National Honor Society and part of my schools math team. I tutor Math students every day before my classes and take time to work for my academic achievements. I challenge myself with vigorous classes taking physics as a sophomore and calculus, the highest math class offered, as a senior. I have taken six duel enrolment classes through to challenge myself with harder material. I strive to retain the knowledge that is being taught and strive to do my very best. Academics is something I take pride in and I'm always ready for the next challenge.