How I Have Helped My Community

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Out of the many significant and growing commitments I have, “BASD Mini-Thon” is the most meaningful. Mini-Thon is a completely student-run committee at my school that raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund, a non-profit organization that supports families suffering with pediatric cancer. Our committee emulates the annual “Thon” event at Penn State, which is essentially a dance marathon in the honor of the suffering children. Although we have one dance marathon a year, my committee regularly has worthwhile fundraisers that support the purpose. As fundraising captain, I manage and organize many of the charitable events that take place. So far this year, I initiated events such as 5k runs and restaurant nights that have helped with reaching our total fundraising goal of $45,000. Overall, this event has brought my community together to support an amazing cause. List the required readings from courses during the school year or summer that you enjoyed most in the past year. (150 words or less) From my English literature course's assigned summer readings, I enjoyed reading The Road by Cormac Mccarthy and The Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Currently, in my American Political System course, I am reading “America’s Democracy in Peril” by William E. Hudson and “Winner Take all Politics” by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson. Both of these books have interesting perspectives on the challenges in our current government. List the books read for pleasure that you
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