I wanted to thank you again for allowing me to be a part of the HBCU Pride Summer Institute. The experience was enjoyable and enlightening. Since this experience, I have seriously questioned my career goals and direction. In fact, I really miss our quarterly self-assessments. They really provided a roadmap for growth. I also love working with Gina. She is awesome. I feel inspired, just as I did with Dr. Gamble, to stretch myself and knowledge base. I want to do more.
First off, I want to say thank you to my parents for supporting me. Mom, Dad, thank you for being there with me during difficult times. You support and understand me, this gives me the strength to continue fight through the challenges in life. Without you being here today and by my side, I would have given up. Next, I want to thank the administration. You have all contributed to making this school run smoothly but also have allowed us to have a good time. I, as many others, have enjoyed the monthly walks and fundraising activities, the cultural fashion show and the fun and exciting cultural festival with the live steel bad and African drummers. These are some experiences that some students have never been exposed to. Therefore, thank you for bringing new and exciting initiatives to PS/MS124. Mrs. Babb, you are a very loving and an easy person to talk to. You have made so many positive changes to PS124, one of which is allowing us middle schoolers to have student council. I would also like to thank my teachers, for sharing their knowledge. You have taken the time to explain assignments, make class interesting, challenge us beyond our knowledge, and inspire not just me, but all of us. I want to Mr. Heaton for granting me the position of secretary for National Junior Honor Society last year. This was a great opportunity and that allowed me to play a key role in the National Junior Honor
In the two years I've spent in high school band, I've learned that the best leaders are the ones who do whatever needed to help the whole band succeed. Whether that be arriving at 6 in the morning to help your section with marching and music, or just spending time with them at football games and section parties. A great leader is someone who knows not only their own strengths and weaknesses, but the organization's as well. The best leaders can also fully differentiate when it is time to work and when it is time to have fun.
First off I would like to congratulate everyone for making it this far. I would like to thank my classmates, my friends, and my family. I especially want to thank our teachers, for always supporting and encouraging us. If it weren’t for the people who support us daily, we would not be where we are today. I would like everyone to turn to their families, and teachers to thank them for all that they have done for us.
I feel that I can excel in this school environment and that my middle school efforts have prepared me well for this program. I would like to close by thanking you for giving us students this opportunity to further our own
One leadership strengths I possess is that I am a very good public speaker and am able to easily address a group of people whether it is a big or small one. I also believe that I am quite approachable and friendly. One of my challenges would be trying to show the band that I could be a fun, as well as effective and productive leader. Even when I am feeling tired and slightly irritable, which I can be when tired, I will have to work hard to keep a positive attitude and to not let the negative side show though to the band. I am also not very good with names
I would like to thank each of you for the opportunity to meet with you regarding the learning specialist at The Ohio State University. Through our conversation I got a feel for the SASSO team and expectation from you all as Athletic Academic Counselors. Although I felt a little nervous going into the interview, you all immediately put me at ease by welcoming with a handshake or smile.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful job you did as the professor and director of the honors program. This has been my first year in the program and I can proudly say that it is an amazing opportunity to be able to be part of. We faced challenges, met new friends, and heard anecdotes from doctors from different fields, which I think that is moving forward to our future step by step going through the right direction.
In September 2014 the plebe class had a brief on leadership styles with the West Point Band. At the end of this brief they wanted someone to come up and direct the band. I got chosen because they put up a picture of me from BEAST on the projector and asked that I please come to the podium. When I went up there, they asked me to conduct the band in playing the Happy Birthday song. Coincidentally or not it was the First CPT’s birthday that day. When I ended the song the real conductor asked me why I left off the last note. I didn’t even realize that I had left off the last note but in that moment I decided to say something to the effect of the corps doesn’t like the first CPT so I just left off the last note of his birthday song. Everyone laughed at the time, but the minute I got off the stage I was speechless. I couldn’t believe I had just said that – to the entire plebe class nonetheless. After the brief a lot of people were yakking about what I said but I wasn’t looking at yik yak. I decided right away that I was going to go apologize to the First Captain during his office hours.
It was a great pleasure for me that I played a role in the QMD mession journey for the last three(3) years . working with such great team and colleges inreach my knolewdge and experience to an advanced level. I would like to thank all the QMD staff for theier great support I recived from them and also for all the joyfull time I spent with them (as a family).
I would also like to express gratitude for the teachers, leaders, and faculty as well. They have all been so caring and generous with their time and so I thank you for taking the time to read this,
Leadership is a difficult word to define and according to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary leadership is the “office or position of a leader” (Miriam-Webster, 2010). This definition is definitely not one that I would ascribe to when discussing leadership. My definition of leadership is “the ability someone has to motivate and empower others to achieve a goal.” Some may add to this definition, others may discard it altogether and have a completely different definition. In the end, leadership takes on many different forms depending on who is doing the defining and we end up asking ourselves, what is leadership and why do we care?
Although trait and skill theories have ideas that can be intertwined and can be compared
Determination, courage, and confidence are all characteristics needed to be a good leader. The principal player in a music group is considered to be a leader. Even bands need leaders, if we didn’t have leaders where would we be today? John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” A good leader is liked by the people, has power, and produces followers. When there is an unwillingness to make things happen, to take the initiative and accept responsibility; this is when a leader emerges. Leaders develop through drive, creativity, and devotion.