Discus Award Winner
Danielle R Williams
12th Grade, CA
I love school. I have been on the honor roll every year since ninth grade.
My freshman year in high school I was put in a low math level course and felt weary of the repetitiveness as each skill came with ease. My teacher noticed my boredom with the material and placed me in an honors geometry prep to test out my skills. From then on I have taken honors math and am now in AP Calculus AB/BC. Biology was my absolute favorite class during high school and my teacher helped gain the success in that course. He made biology fun and interesting, and I have always been intrigued by the subject. Both of these factors attributed to my success. I look forward to the culmination of my studies in high school as I take Anatomy in my final semester.
My community service is something I am very proud of. I have spent over 2500 hours helping children in my community and it is something that I love doing. I have discovered that the innocence of a child can speak volumes, so I continued to reach out to more organizations involving children. Volunteering during Skyline Tigers League was very exciting. To see the growth that occurred as players turned into a winning team. I am glad to know that I took a part in that growth by helping them bond with planning team events and assisting coaches on and off the field as well as recording games. I traveled with the team and really bonded with the players and their families. We've been to Las Vegas and Los Angeles Tournaments. The interaction with kids has been a gratifying experience.
I live on a solid foundation of love, values, education, and faith in God which has made a tremendous contribution to the young lady I am today. Growing up my father was in and out of the hospital due to his diagnosis of congestive heart failure. He had a positive influence on my life through his dedication, resilience, and passion for life. He inspired me to always do my best and aim high, but the summer before 7th grade he passed away. Although he is gone, his influence still remains within me. As our family faced an uncertain future without my father, I leaned on my faith to give me the strength. I dug in deep to demonstrate my commitment to God and my future.
Through my faith in God I saw Hope instead of despair.