I have made many friends including Cadet/Private Sommermeyer and Cadet/Private Tatum. These many friends extend beyond the JROTC classroom and will no doubt be there when I most need them to be. Another thing ROTC is good for is community service hours. My counselor has already given me a community service worksheet to fill out whenever I do something and she says it will help me get into a much better college and will also look good on my Job/college application. JROTC also inspires me to work hard in school and out of school.
I have faced many obstacles and challenges throughout my life, but so far I have found ways to get over them. When I set myself to a task I do anything possible to accomplish it. I have faced obstacles like when I have to hit a certain time in my running trails, or when I have a B in a class I will do the best of my knowledge to bring it up to an A. I have faced obstacles academically such as keeping my grades up. The motivation I use to keep my grades up is the involvement in sports. Being in sports give me the courage and strength to do well in my classes, because if I don’t I will not be able to be basically anything possible to keep running.
Collage Application Essay Assignment In my past, I have made many good and bad decisions in my lifetime. The one I am most proud of would have to be my junior year grades. I went from being a D average student to becoming a 3.0 student. I decided to actually try and to see what kind of grades I could get; it ended up being that I could get good grades, and it wasn’t even that difficult. I decided to try because of my parents, sports, and most importantly my future.
Images were racing wild through my mind as I thought about my teammates going to battle without me. I had played with some of these guys since we were in eighth grade, and when they needed me the most, all I could do is sit and cheer. I hated the feeling of helplessness, but at the same time I knew I had to do what little I could do, well. It was two days until the first game of my junior year in high school football season. My team and I were going to play St. Rita, a battle we had persistently prepared for since the last game of our sophmore year.
Being nominated for the National Honors Society is an amazing privilege. Over the years in New Dorp High School I have strived to do my best to achieve as much goals as possible. Now that I have been qualified for the NHS, it makes me realize that I’m on the right path and all my hard work is paying off. In my previous years I have tried to maintain an eighty five average, but now I’m making an effort to stay at ninety and above. Not only do I focus on my average but I try to participate in extracurricular activities as well.
Sergio Caraveo Mr. Mos English 5-6 30 November 2008 Compare and Contrast Essay In high school we experience four new and life-changing years. There are multiple similarities that you can locate within those four year, but there are also a lot of differences as well. Most people would agree that the most similarities and differences have come during their sophomore year of high school and their junior year of high school. Many students have been saying that the two hardest years of their high school careers have been their sophomore and their junior year. The main difference in my sophomore year to my junior year is the degree of difficulty for the classes I took.
I never let any of these factors hinder me from becoming an A/B honor roll student or joining an organization I was interested in. Becoming a recipient of this award would make the thought of college much easier for both my mother and I financially. Memorable moments throughout my high school years will always come from being a cheerleader at Orangeburg Wilkinson High for four years. Being a cheerleader always required dedication, sacrifices, hard work and most of all leadership abilities. There was always moments when I had to step up my senior year and live up to my title as being co-captain.
High school brought about many experiences, good and bad, and I have faced my share of both. Looking back, some of the good times would have to be the individuals I met along the way. A few of which I am very close with today. Being the social butterfly I am, making friends came naturally. I found myself to be very successful in that area until my junior year; when I realized some of those friends could not be trusted.
As one can see, my personal integrity and values have definitely played an important role in my life and professional career. Over the past eight years I have worked at a variety jobs where I could have chosen to pursue the field further but did not for multiple reasons. Lack of adult education and inadequate training and development programs has definitely held me back professionally from positions where I know I would thrive. I’ll never forget the first time I learned of Diane Von Furstenberg’s quote as a young professional struggling to find her career identity. Instantaneously, I felt a sense of relief because I too am a young professional who is struggling to find her way.
I want to be a champion for students who do not get it on the first try, who struggle everyday and still try to do the work. I want to be the encourager for every student that walks through my door. I believe in them, because they are the future masters of the world. This can only be positive. My colleagues and students will remember me as someone who is honest without being unkind and as someone with the greatest respect for diversity.