Discus Award Winner
Danielle Booth Burgess
12th Grade, VA
I am a part of the Leesburg Police Explorer Post #1041. I have the highest rank of Lieutenant for the past two years. Throughout those two years we have done numerous acts of community service, such as helping with parades in town, and multiple other events. We won Rookie Post of the Year in 2007, and Community Post of the Year in 2008 for the National Capital Area Council. Over the past summer I helped with the Junior Police Camp that the PD holds, assisting with lessons and physical fitness. This is something that I love to do because it gets me in touch with the community and I get to learn about policing, which is my future career path.
My academic career has always been important to me, and for the three and a half years that I have been in high school, I have made honor roll every time. I take the courses that are challenging for me, and ones that I hope to enjoy. I do my homework and do the best I can do with everything given to me. Last year I became a part of the National Honor Society, and am an active member in that still. I am going to go to college after I graduate and major in Criminal Justice/Sociology, so that I am well prepared for my future career path in law enforcement.
For the past nine years I have shot archery, six of which were competitive. I achieved the Bronze Olympian award indoors, which is a score of at least 280 out of 300. I have also gone to the national competition of which I am 12th in the nation for my division outdoors, and 8th in the nation for indoors. This sport is something that i hold very close to my heart, and have always loved to do. I take it seriously, but I still like to have fun while doing it, just like everything that I do. I have made some wonderful friends doing this, and its a great way to challenge myself. This is one thing I really love to do, and can see myself doing for a long time.