As two-year drum major of my high school band, I traded the stability of my sleep schedule and my time to get tutoring from teachers to rehearse the band early in the morning and late into the night. I witnessed the band grow into a community-wide organization that gained followers from all corners of the local area. As a member of the Kyle Area Youth Advisory Council, I gave up my cherished evenings at the public library and my privacy to represent my peers to the City Council and give teenagers a voice in their city government. Through KAYAC, I was able to be a part of an organization that developed and implemented an ordinance to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, an act that has drawn national attention and incited discussion on the issue on outlets such as the Huffington Post. I started my own business, Giveback Merch LLC, with the purpose of designing and printing t-shirts and donating proceeds to local charities and non-profits. As Senior Patrol Leader of my Boy Scout Troop, I freely shared my knowledge and my skills so that those younger than I could advance in rank. These experiences as a leader are the fondest; I directly improved the lives of the new Scouts I mentored and reformed the youth leadership of my Troop to be more efficient and effective in planning and executing meetings and campouts. In my experiences as a leader, I have
I have demonstrated excellence In leadership by being in Future Business Leaders of America ever since I was in my freshman year. I became secretary my freshman year, vice president my sophomore year, and will have acquired the privilege of becoming President my senior year. Being in FBLA has helped me not only grow as a member, but as a leader. Throughout my growth inside the club, I have been able to encourage others to join extracurricular activities, developing my interpersonal skills. Community service has also been a major part of my High School career. Whether it’s first preparing and painting the posters for an activity we are having, to being in charge of a fundraising event, my goal has always been to try to impact the community breaking
At the beginning of my senior year, I committed myself to additional volunteer works. These volunteer activities require leadership skills that I have learned previously. Some of these activities include:
Throughout my high school years, I gave myself many opportunities and challenges to demonstrate my worth as a leader. Of all these positions, the one I take pride in the most would be taking the lead role of directing a non-profit ACT organization. Together with my classmate, we had founded the organization to which I took charge of after he left to attend college. During my role as president of the ACT organization, my responsibilities included tutoring, finding teachers, organizing sign ups, as well as procuring space to hold classes.
From this club I’ve learned people assemble and assisting each other on a project, can be very refreshing. Our club works together, getting certain things accomplished. However; all of us learn the same thing at the same time. I’ve also learned you don’t have to be rewarded for every good thing you do in life, sometimes the most rewarding things are just doing it in the first place. And I participating in theaters and know that I am a helpful person when it comes to helping people remembering their lines. And also I worked at the church café and learned my leadership skills there as well I have also applied it everywhere I go.
Growing up in a small town, it is crucial that every individual get involved. This has pushed me to stay active in athletics, National Honor Society, student government, FFA, band, choir, play production, speech, and CYO. I take every organization I am involved with seriously and have earned some leadership positions: FFA News Reporter, Volleyball & Basketball Captain, Class President, and Student Council Member. It is an honor to hold these leadership positions and be a positive role model for the younger generation. I am able to support those younger than me and demonstrate a hard work ethic. By using my leadership and communication skills I have been able to influence teammates and fellow members to have a positive attitude
Combining certain passions with the power granted to me, I chose to make the most out of my leadership position. I organized both the Recycling Committee and the St. Baldrick's fundraiser. In the Recycling Committee, I created a script, filmed, and edited a video emphasizing the importance of recycling. That video was then circulated throughout the school and was a success-- it prompted my peers to correctly recycle materials. Similarly, I ran the social media and advertising campaigns for the St. Baldrick's Fundraiser, raising awareness for childhood cancer. I not only want to achieve leadership positions, such as my National Honors Society position, but I want to exercise them to positively influence the community around
One of the first real leadership positions I ever had at my school was in the Hillcrest Hospital Helpers Club. I became a member my first year at Hillcrest as a sophomore and became immediately interested in their purpose as a school club. While it may sound cliché, the members of the club, and especially the leaders, wanted to make a difference through their service. We would at least monthly participate in creating art crafts and activities for the children at Shriner’s Hospital and then deliver it to them. While it may not seem much to the average person, the happiness on the children’s faces was worth all of our efforts and more.
I have participated in several Tech summer camps as a counselor, served as a First Year Experience Mentor for the Honors College, and worked as a Front-End Lead at Market Street. I believe each of these activities has impacted my leadership development and allowed me to practice my skills in different ways, but overall, they have allowed me to grow as a leader that attempts to create a plan of action with the well-being of the team being the top priority and taking into account individual personalities and strengths to accomplish a task. I also use a diverse set of activities to provide service to the Lubbock and Texas Tech community. This mainly includes spending time at the Lubbock Impact Free Clinic and being a volunteer counselor for Foundation Retreat, a Christian based camp for incoming freshman students. I was so fortunate to have these opportunities to serve my community and make a difference in someone else's
Almost two decades ago, when I presented myself for employment, I was eager to make a difference. I believed that I’d joined an organization, in its embryonic stage, with individuals that were malleable and unanimous towards achieving its success. Since then, I have poured my heart and soul into every task that I have encountered; And, sometimes under the most vexing of circumstances.
Using my high energy and natural encourager abilities I have risen to top levels of leadership in several organizations. I have been privileged to represented them at the local and state, regional and national level. It is rewarding as well as educational. I soon learned people volunteer for many different reasons. To accomplish our goals, it was important to make sure each volunteer felt valuable. Understanding the different personalities and communication styles was a challenge I accepted with gusto. I have read many personal development books, attended seminars, and have even had the pleasure of sharing the same stage with some highly regarded professional speakers.
My most fulfilling leadership experience is my work with the local middle school in instituting FFA recruitment presentations in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classrooms. When I was in middle school, I had no intention of joining the FFA. Today, I am chapter president. My own experience illustrates that any new member can profoundly impact our FFA chapter. This recruitment event gives me hope that I can influence students who do not believe their place is in the FFA and inspire them by proving I am a walking example of the contrary. Consequently, this is my most fulfilling leadership experience because it allows me to provide to students the same opportunity that I was blessed with four years ago.
I see my strength as a 2 miler for sure. I can run a solid mile, but I think I will excel this year more in the 2 mile. However I do have some leg speed. I ran the 800 in a dual meet once this season and ran 2:06. Track compared to xc I think I am more of a track guy. Cross country this season I am looking to run 15:50. Where as track I'm looking to run 9:20. Which in my opinion is a more impressive time. Currently the highest mileage I've gotten up to is 70 miles a week. I got started running because I had a friend who was in high school that ran and he convinced me to come out for the team. My freshman year I was not very good. I ran 23:30 my freshman year. Once I started the next xc season I started to get myself into better
That pride lead me to becoming Student Body Business Manager. In this position, I had the wonderful opportunity to organize and run SSHS’s “Giving it Back,” a fundraising for a family in need. I, along with my fellow officers, spent countless hours finding a family, getting businesses to donate, selling raffle tickets for a gun raffle, doing Miracle Minutes at sports games, and finishing it off with an auction at a school assembly. This years was the most successful ever and it’s all thanks to the communities involvement and support. One of the most eye opening experiences of my life was being able to travel to a Nicaraguan school. Their school was barely a building, but I know they are putting the books, pencils, crayons, and paper to good
After attending college without direction, I came into employment with a non-profit that benefits children educationally. My position was entry level and part time, with a focus on increasing children's access to education through play. In a short time, I learned that participating in the community on this level as an employee was significantly more