Bear Scratch: Student Analysis

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During my freshman year of high school, I registered for several clubs and instantly discovered an enthusiasm I had for literary magazine and the annual publication, the Bear Scratch. I secured a leadership position as second editor my first year and earned editor-in-chief every year since. The writers and artists entrust me with their raw and often heartfelt words or images and I have an obligation to ensure that their work is represented in a monumental way. As an editor, I’ve also been blessed to work closely with some of our school’s most uniquely, talented students and faculty sponsors. They’ve taught me so much, including things I didn’t know about myself. While we may have never met but for this cause, our love for words and the messages…show more content…
During that course, I became a stronger writer who was drawn outside of my normally introverted comfort zone. I moved beyond the “check that box” mentality into a mindset established for a journey towards excellence. In the end, my classmates awarded me, the once shy girl, the best actor for my role as John Proctor in the Crucible, and the teacher chose me as the AP Language and Composition Student-of-the-Year. Awards aside, I grew more confident and had a literary piece published later that year. My literary “family” shared in my educational journey as I worked valiantly on a trickle- down effect for my successors, should they choose to emulate our team’s…show more content…
My literary experiences have inspired me to lead by example. I’ve transformed from a student lost in the shuffle, to second editor, to editor-in-chief, to published poet, to recruiter. With a recruiter’s spirit, I’ll facilitate interest and dedication that result in stimulating, thought provoking masterpieces that can be enjoyed by all. I’ll also use my collateral roles with my school’s planning council, the environmental club, and the key club, to identify and exploit the unrecognized, hidden talent that often contains glimpses of my school’s “personality” at the
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