Members of the SHC Scholar Award Selection Committee: As a child growing up in San Diego, my youth has been nothing short of any teenager’s wildest dreams of living near the beach, having bonfires, and surfing on the weekends. Although this lifestyle is desired by many, I’ve always wanted something more out of what I do with my time. I want to go to Spring Hill College to become a humble professional in an industry, serve the most people, and learn about the world around me. My life was struggling for direction until I became active in the sport of volleyball and my religion flourished in the Catholic Church. These structures consume the majority of my service as I feel everyone deserves these opportunities for happiness and acceptance.
Ever since I was a small girl, I’ve been told that I’m “Mature beyond my years,” or that I “Don’t act my age.” Upon hearing such comments I was confused. However, as I grew older and became more self-aware, I realized how utterly true they were. In retrospect, I credit
Brianna Torres Ms. Milliner EES21QHS-04 September 25, 2016 College is an important place that can lead us to a bright and successful future. College success is more than academics; for us it’s learning how to become an adult for the first time in our life. In college we will develop skills to have relationships with professors, counselors, and with our peers. The whole college experience enables us to truly succeed. Meeting new people, becoming acquainted to different ideas and cultures, and mostly, the enjoyment of the four plus years of being in school. A couple of years from now we will look back at college as either one of the best or worst times of our lives. The one thing that motivates people to go to college is “career
I first met Jacelyn Omusi when she was selected to be apart of UCLA’s In addition to tutoring and mentoring the children in the community, Jacelyn also holds the position as Volunteer and Outreach Coordination, requiring her recruit, organize, and oversee student volunteers in the project. In addition, due to financial constraints in her family, Jacelyn also has an off-campus job that requires her to work many late nights and weekends. This ability to manage two jobs, a research assistant position, and consistent participation in community service while maintaining her exceptional GPA at an academically rigorous institution like UCLA demonstrates her admirable character, work ethic, and time management, valuable skills found in few students.
High school is an important time for developing a sense of who you are as a person. Each kid who starts out high school will usually asks themselves what they are there to accomplish. For the most part, many set personal goals for themselves and strive to achieve above and beyond. However, some are just there for the experience and to see where it takes them. It’s apparent that some kids have an easier time and don’t have to struggle with their high school career. For example, some of the students have followed strong academic paths that have prepared them for this time in their lives, where as others have struggled with educational influences and feel unprepared or lost. Swerdlow mentions that the students, who attend J.E.B. Stuart, are given many chances to improve their educational foundation in order to
Erika is part of National Honors Society because of her outstanding achievements these past few years. She’s been able to show great, qualities, involvement and pride as a Streamwood High School student. Erika is an exemplary student and peer to many around her. She is respectful and responsible. Her pride is shown through events that she helped organize such as the “Teacher's Appreciation Week Entrance Welcoming” and her participation in the Streamwood High School Marching Band and Streamwood High School Pep Band. Though she believes that school spirit is very important she also knows that school is all about education and learning. This is why she is not only involved around the community ,but also maintains a 4.0 GPA and will never accept
Shenitta Niles is on her third semester at Roxbury Community College. She got her high school diploma back in 2011 from Charles Town high school. She originally started out at Bunker Hill Community College, but later transferred to Roxbury Community College due to the low cost, convenience and transportation. Although she is a mother of a young child, she attends the college full time pursuing a major in early childhood education. Constantly being around her daughter and other young children has inspired her to pursue that career. She isn’t sure on the type of field she hopes to work at once she finishes her associate’s degree, but she will continue on to a four year college pursuing this path. Nevertheless, a long term goal of hers is to
Allison is a sophomore at Seminole High School in Pinellas County. She has never received a grade other than an A and has been on the Dean’s List in school since the third grade. She is currently ranked first in her class (1 out of 506) and carries at 4.64 weighted GPA. To the point, during the 3rd report period she earned a 100% or higher in five of her seven classes, including her AP classes. She is currently taking two AP classes in addition to her other Honors classes and will be taking Dual Enrollment and four AP classes next year as
Consequently, Moving schools halfway through my sophomore year was a daunting situation. However, after many years of my mother making sacrifices for our family, it was our turn to make a sacrifice for her. As I entered this new environment, I persevered, quickly going from an outsider to a leader. I revised my schedule and registered for 5 AP classes before being picked to be the science department’s Student of the Month.Furthermore, I pursued leadership when I received admittance into the school ambassador and National Honor Society programs. Finally, at the end of my junior year, I stood in front of 200 National Honor Society members and explained that I was the best choice for their next
I was born exactly 20 years ago today, in a Provo hospital room that is a 15 minute walk from where I am sitting now. My parents are two BYU alumni, I grew up a BYU fan, and now I am a BYU student. Some people would tell me that I haven't made it very far in life, but I would have to disagree. In my 20 years on this earth, I have spent a lot of time, most of it enjoyable, in school. In fifth grade I switched elementary schools in order to participate in the accelerated learning program they had available. This started me on a path that continued as I moved through middle school and high school. School has always been one of my main focuses. I have always enjoyed learning new things, but I also enjoy working hard and achieving. Though at the
I remember once hearing: “To reach the impossible you just have to try a little harder”. Sometimes I feel like I don’t try my hardest, therefore I don’t get the results I want. I’m in high school right now as a junior, meaning that the decisions I make from now on are crucial and will affect my future. A big step to accomplish what I want to do when I grow up, is planning for what I will do after I graduate from high school and how I’m going to surpass the obstacles that will be presented to me. Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), home of the blue beards, is reputed for being a “Military-Friendly College”. (DMACC) It will provide me with the opportunity to reach my dream of becoming a teacher and transferring my knowledge to the next
Carolina Flores has had an extraordinary experience at Casco Bay High School. She had a passionate smile as she said, “I would redo my four years here again.” Her journey before a CBHS was different. Her 8th grade year everyone kept telling her only weird go to CBHS or it's a hard school. But her mother didn't wanted her to go to Deering High school because her older sister had a horrible experience at DHS. “My older sister didn't want me to same experience as she did in high school,” Carolina said. But right now she is so grateful and thankful for mother forcing her to go Casco. She learned how to come out of her comfort zone, for example, her biggest millstone was being a dj at her 10th grade year for the Halloween dance.
Dear (individual’s name), Alana Bradley has been an exceptional student at Rocky River High School for the past four years. She has maintained a 3.75 grade average during this time. In addition to being on the Dean’s list, Alana is also a member of Rho Kappa Honor Society and the National Honor Society. This high level of academic performance also includes being accepted into the National Technical Honor Society and the Nation Society of High School Scholars. Alana is a very hard worker, and she possesses a unique ability to work well with others.
Jarren Calizo is currently a freshman at Waipahu High School and is also enrolled as a Early College student. He first registered in the EC program (LCC) this Spring 2016 semester as an Olympian and chose to immediately take 3 classes, which are Speech 151, Music 107 and Religion 207. Jarren employs top-of-the-line expectations for himself in his future, like maintaining his straight A’s in both HS and EC, becoming a future Valedictorian, earning scholarships and getting accepted into an outstanding university in the mainland. His academic drive is inspired by his favorite biblical verse “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). Jarren is really involved in his school’s extracurricular clubs, which his two
To whom it may concern, Georgia Beckmann is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful and witty students I have seen in my counselling career. These qualities are impossible to miss through how she approaches her assignments, the quality of her insight into topics at hand, discussions in class and extracurricular