I have decided to join the Student Government Association as a senator because I believe my skills, qualifications, experience and even future goals are tailored to this position and through it I can not only help the Stetson community but I can learn from the experience and grow as a person.
Last year I took a few classes at Columbus State Community College. There were definitely some changes that I had to make so my life could still run smoothly. Some of the things that changed were my extracurricular activities. I had to swim less often than before because I had classes or homework that I needed to do. My study habits didn’t change very much, surprisingly. I still did my work sooner instead of later. I won’t say I always did it as soon as I could because while that would have been optimal it didn’t always work out. And I made sure I always got the work that was due first, done first. Also during the school year my classes at Columbus State were on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In addition to those I still had all
This year, 2016 and 2017, was my first time at Early College High School. I was very worried and scared at the beginning of the year, but now, I am more comfortable at this school. From re-dos to essays, I have learned a lot this year from my English class. There are many things that I will forget, however, there are also memories and actions I will keep. Lastly, there is advice that I will provide for the upcoming sophomores.
It was May 25, 2018 at 7:47 in a steaming hot gymnasium when the name Anthony Joseph Sansalone was getting called from the loud speaker, the sixth to last person to receive their diploma I begun shaking the hands of all the board members and everything that I had known from the last 13 years at the same school was over and a new chapter of my life was stating to begin. A few seconds after receiving my diploma the Class President guided us to changing of our tassels from right to left then commencement was over and I was walking out with my future roommate at BGSU, Vincent Zhang, we looked at each other knowing that our high school career was descending and our college careers were lifting off together. High school was tuff for me due to the fact that I have know what I wanted to do since I was a freshman, I want to become an animator and work for an Academy Award winning company such as
As a freshman, you seem to get treated as dirt. When an upperclassmen tells you to do something, you don’t hesitate, you do it. This was how my freshman year was anyway. I have played sports all throughout high school, and every year I have seen the same things happening over and over again. The senior and most upperclassmen expect the freshman to do as they say. After my freshman year, I thought I would do the same, make sure the freshmen felt the same pressure on them as my class did when we were that age. However, as my junior year and now senior year roll around, my perspective started to change. I noticed that more freshman didn’t respect the upperclassmen, they were just intimidated by the seniors. I decided then that I was going to lead
My involvement at Texas Tech University falls heavy in the Student Government Association. As a freshman, I served as president of the Freshman Council. During my time in Freshman Council, me and 30 other freshman raised over $1,000 to be awarded to student organizations. In spring of my freshman year, I was elected to serve as an At-Large Senator for 2016-2017. I was also appointed to serve as the chair of the Intergovernmental Committee. In these positions I was able to write recognition and appreciation of service legislation for Jodey Arrington, Randy Neugebauer, and TTUPD and LPD. Just recently, I was re-elected to serve as an At-Large Senator for 2017-2018. In this role, I will also serve as President Pro Temp of the Student Senate and
Leadership has always been a large part of my life, from being 8th-Grade Class Representative, Freshmen Class Officer, Sophomore Class President, and Key Club President, I was able to balance all of my extracurricular activities, take initiative in my position while learning and teaching new leadership skills to other students. In leadership, I was granted the opportunity to attend countless leadership conferences and see a variety of new motivational speakers along with learning numerous new skills from leadership camp. This year as Sophomore Class President, I was able to get more students involved in our class by holding a Sophomore Class competition which would help influence students in creating their own shirt design. After receiving
It all began in middle school I was always motivated to be a part of the community and help get voices heard. In 8th grade, I was the class representative as I helped communicate ideas to my peers and bring their concerns back to the student council. With this very role in the middle school that motivated me to continue doing it in high school.
My Senior Capstone Experience revolves around my internship at NanoLumens, Inc. My daily functions vary from assisting with chromaticity, brightness, and thermal measurements to repairing and soldering individual LEDs to extensively researching viewing angles in order to improve upon the appearance and sales of LED displays. Because of the large amount of time I’ve spent studying the construction and implementation of LEDs in a visual manner, and the extensive research I’ve conducted regarding how LEDs can be applied and what impact they could have on the medical field, I’ve obtained a permanent enthusiasm and interest in mechanical engineering. Consequentially, the ideal college for me to attend next year is the Georgia Institute of Technology. Its optimal location, low expenses and fees, and renowned engineering program make it the principal choice.
Coming into freshman year I was very nervous. I had no idea what to expect of how things would go. My friends and I all felt the same way we didn’t have a clue what would happen or what we would do. We all the seen the movies of the kid who gets shoved into a locker in high school and how there are a lot of bullies. For some kids that may be the reality of high school but my freshman year went by without a problem. I was worried about nothing everyone seemed to get along and not have to many problems. I have only positive experiences from freshman year and I hope incoming students find it to be nothing to worry about. What I was worried about the most was how upperclassmen might treat me and my fellow classmates, but i learned that they just don’t care too much about you they are here for the same reasons. I think it would be easy to get positive experiences by just making sure the upperclassmen are patient while freshmen figure out high school, the freshman also need to get involved in plenty of activities to make new friends and meet different people.
Have you ever felt that you have no good points? Have you ever had any experiences that there is nothing better than other people are or that there is nothing to be praised by a person? My answer is “yes.”
Everyone was upset with the amount of work involved in the creation of the unit plans and the extra demands that the district placed on us. I was the lead teacher for world history and it was my responsibility to ensure that the units were completed. At first instead of focusing on creating the unit plans, my group of teachers kept complaining, getting up to make copies and grading. As much as I tried to keep them focused and on task, they seemed very agitated and were not productive. I really did not know what to do and turned to my respective vice principal for advice. He said that administrators often encounter this problem and that our job is to create positivity out of negativity. He told me to try to listen to their concerns, acknowledge their concerns, and assist them in taking control of what they have control over. He then gave me examples of how to do this and demonstrated strategies that I could use. He told me that as an administrator I would have to spread positivity.
My career goals are to get a job in the field of experiential marketing. I want a position that allows me to be both creative and analytical. I want to help to come up with ideas for effective event marketing and be able to be on the ground floor helping to pull off events. In the future, I’d like to become an Account Executive and have a leadership role in the company.
I feel that because of my global background I could contribute to the program in a way that is unique. I think that living and being a part of many different cultures has allowed me to have a view of the world that is different from others. Involvement in the Freshman Leadership Experience and Student Government Association would allow me to grow as a person while making the 2015-2016 school year memorable for myself and others. I want this school year to be the best for everyone and I feel that because of my ability to understand people of many cultures I would perform well at the tasks presented under the purpose of the SGA. Student life is one thing I love to be a part of because it is able to unite the many who attend Virginia Tech.
Furthermore, prior work experience and involvement as a student-leader has helped me develop interpersonal and organizational skills, both of which are critical in project collaboration and professional settings. For example, I serve as Hedrick Residential Hall Treasurer where I track budgets, cooperate with other members in the student body government to fund events, and present bi-weekly updates. This has helped me successfully serve as a member of a team as well as work with diverse groups of people.