On April 26, 2017 I was made eighth grade secretary. Last year Mrs. Trimble, our advisor, just had us in her advisory. Thirty minutes a week to organize immense school functions for a little over one-thousand students wasn’t enough time, imagine that. This year we have student council as an elective class, so we are allowed more time to do what we need to. This is extremely nice because we have a lot to do as a board. Student council positions in high school can open up opportunities to apply for scholarships and prepare you for future jobs. Soon enough, I’ll start thinking about those possibilities, but all the worry is worth
The process of being chosen for Future Leaders of Jones County included writing an essay and then being interviewed by a panel that oversees the Future Leaders of Jones County. In the organization, we were broken off into small groups and mixed with students from different schools around the county. I played a large role in my group— the fundraising leader. Our goal was to meet the needs of our local Battered Women’s Shelter, which were providing bedding, laundry, and a new playground for the women and their children that were also being homed. This project was very close to all of us in my group because there are so many battered and abused women in our community. In order to achieve the shelter’s wishes, we had to raise at least $1,000, so I had to go out and raise the money. With the help of many in our community, I was able to help my group reach our $1,000 goal, and we were able to go above and beyond accomplishing our project of service. After buying the necessities (pillows, sheets, blankets, detergent) for the shelter, we were able to purchase and put together a completely new play area for the children. The whole project was a success and getting to help better our community by enabling these women to stand up and get out of the situation of being abused so that they can start a new life. Seeing women like this made me realize how important it was
Last summer, I attended a summer leadership and citizenship program in Sacramento, California. Fitting with the Boys State Camp's emphasis on civic service, each delegate was given the opportunity to run for a political position. It's selection process was highly competitive and to be elected to one of the highest positions puts you among the top leaders in the state. While this meant that I would have to push myself out of my comfort zone, I was not going to waste my chance to shine at Boys State, so I set up to be appointed as Fire Chief. The following morning, my heart pounded as I walked into the hall where speeches were to be made. When the moderators finally called my name, I closed my eyes and blocked the whispers in my head, whispers
In the spring of 2014, I had decided to run in the election for student council. To my surprise, I was nominated as sophomore class treasurer and secretary.
During my four years at Beddingfield High School, I have made and lost a lot of friends, met people that will forever remain close to me and went through a couple of things that I probably thought would ever happen to me. My freshman year at Beddingfield, I had just moved from Atlanta, Georgia, so I really did not know anyone. My first day at Beddingfield High School I met a girl name Brionna and at the time I didn’t know anyone, so I was surprised that she even had spoken to me. I was shy the first couple of weeks, but getting to know I everyone I started to come out of my shell except for when it was time to do a presentation or talk in front of the class. I still have this fear today. As months went by I felt as if I knew everyone, but that thought changed when people started to spread rumors about me. I really didn’t say anything because I knew it was a lie. When that happened I started to distance myself from people because I started to figure out who my real friends were. The same few people I was friends with my freshman are the same people I hang with today because they showed me that everybody is
My name Mckayla Guerra and today I am going to tell you about myself. I’m really shy until i get to know you and then I am more opened. I love to read I have read over 6 books this year. I hate when people call me a book nerd because I not. During my childhood i lived out in the country and I was an outdoor kind of person, I never liked to be in the house. Until I moved in 7th grade more into town and now i hate being outside because there’s nothing to do. Sports is what i do like softball and track. I also love little kids and enjoy working with them and helping them out.
Of the three organizations, I am involved in at UNC Charlotte, the one I am going to write about is Lynch Hall Council. Since Lynch Hall is an all freshmen dorm, all the Hall Council positions were available. At first, I was not going to apply to join Hall Council because I was running for Freshman class president. I am not sure what exactly changed my mind about applying to join Hall Council, but I did. Other students in the learning community found out that they received positions on Hall Council, and I had not. I thought that I just had not received any position at all. Then a few days later, I received an email stating that my email was over looked and that I had been selected as President. I was very excited to start my term as President
Walking into Booth Middle School on the first day of seventh grade, all I wanted was a friend. I cared little about whether they would make an impact on my life; as a newcomer to Peachtree City, I was open to befriend anyone. Within the first week, I met Annabelle. I was so preoccupied with the excitement of having a new friend that I was unaware of how greatly she would impact not only my first day, first week, or first year of middle school, but how vastly she would affect my future.
As any other freshman entering high school it can be a very nerve racking situation. On September 8, 2015 I Chelsea Gonzalez was entering high school in Thurgood Academy Of Learning And Social Change , my mind was going crazy and I didn't know what to expect. I have always asked myself whether high school would be similar to what appeared in movies; people dancing and singing on top of the lunch tables or, was it going to be a 4 horrible school years in which I would never make friends. I clearly remember seeing kids running toward their group of friends, as I walked down the lunchroom. My hands were sweating and it felt like a million butterflies in my stomach. The room was filled with cries of laughter, kids running back and forth asking each
Walking into school on my first day of high school, I felt out of place. My face covered in acne, my teeth covered in braces, and the callicks in my hair stuck up through the abnormally thick layer of hair gel that coated them. My middle school social anxiety still ruled over me as I could barely speak with any member of the opposite sex. Yet, I still had an odd confidence about me. I had always been one of the best students in my class, even without ever studying for a test. I viewed high school as a slight uptick from the curriculum I had easily passed in middle school. I was wrong. High school exists as a microcosm of society, in which I originally failed to acclimate myself to the challenges posed to me in a setting of increased
Crilley reported that Madison has “a different group of friends” and “her social life has vastly improved; giving her a little more self confidence.” Her IEP indicates that in counseling, Madison is learning strategies to deal with her anxiety related to academics and social environments. Also, Madison reported a few close friendships and good relationships with peers in
It was towards the end of Junior year and we had elections for next year leadership coming up. I was considering just becoming the senior class vice president because it's one seat higher than what I already was, junior class secretary. However, my friends had another idea. They told me to be senior president. I thought they were crazy, but I thought I was mad for even considering it. I'm not the type of person to be in charge. I'm usually a reserved person and I tend to let others walk all over me. However, I didn't want to leave high school as that type of person. As terrifying as it was for me, I picked up the courage to do something I wasn't comfortable with. With the help of what my teacher once told me, "You'll never move forward if you
This case study involves a girl named Claire who is a recent college freshman. She is very shy and experiences some issue with social anxiety. She never had many friends and felt that hanging out with her brother and sister was all the social interaction she needed. Claire and her parents thought her new college would be a great fit for her and a chance for her to overcome her fear. Unfortunately, she is having a hard time fitting in and interacting in a variety of social settings (Ashcraft, 2012).
In fact, during my freshman year, I have developed a sudden but acute social anxiety disorder. I was 17 when I started my undergraduate studies at the University of Casablanca in Morocco. Moving to a big city, being away from my family for the first time in my life and other financial and personal factors have contributed to a classroom phobia that was intense and crippling especially when the classes involved students reading out loud or engaging their classmates. I did not have any immediate solution. Informing my parents about my difficulties was not ideal as I felt embarrassed if not ashamed by this situation. The fact that my university did not offer any counseling or coaching service did not help either. I felt I was all by myself struggling to overcome a situation that impeded my progress and hindered my potential. Nonetheless, I managed to graduate with a B.A in English, and I ranked third of my cohort.