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Community Scholarship Essay

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A young person should strive to support their local community for various reasons. Engaging in community service provides people with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service and volunteerism enables one to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most.

Supporting the community is a way to give back, it's a learning experience, it strengthens the community, promotes personal growth and self-esteem, it brings people together, it makes you feel good, it's an investment to the area you work and live and most importantly it allows you to make a difference.

I have been able to develop real-world skills that has helped me to succeed both in school and at home. I have learned leadership, problem solving, time management, communication skills and how to work with others. I can see firsthand that the work I have done has made a real impact in the community.

I have interacted with people
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I participated in my schools Beautification Project by cleaning up the school grounds and surrounding area. I pulled weeds, planted flowers, laid mulch, picked up trash and painted. This was important to me because it allowed me to give back to the area I both live and attend school. I have baked and distributed cookies to families at the Ronald Me Donald House. I have also prepared snack packs for families at the Ronald Me Donald House- prepared bags with pudding cups cheese crackers, chips, granola bars and muffins. These were provided to families so that they could have access to a snack while at the hospital with their child. I have sort/packed food at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, volunteered as a community meal server and donate blood regularly. I also assisted with coordinating the blood drive at my
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