Identity is a complex ideal that everyone struggles with. Consequently, people often will not act as who they are due to a fear of being ridiculed. To me this is such a ridiculous time waster, instead this time people waste on being someone else could be used for much more meaningful memories. Society makes people feel like they have to fit a mold, yet I personally have learned from my dad that it is a necessity of life to accept who you are.
As a kid I was always fond of donating clothes, or helping out at my local food bank, because reaching out made me feel good and put a smile upon the ones I was giving a helping hand to and myself. Growing up, my parents have instilled within me to always give aid to those who are in hardship, because if we are fortunate enough to have everything we have ever needed, then why can’t others have the same. My drive for assisting others expanded when I joined the Interact club. I have been in Interact Club for two years, and now I am treasurer of this group which gives back to the community and other communities as well. In the Interact Club, we have donated countless of items, ranging from food to clothes to books and much more. Through the Interact
As far as true passions go, I've always worried about being a lousy artist. This was evident in the time I was assigned to design my team's logo for our Race Car Club's first competition. Graphic design was untouched territory for me along with leadership as I was not only the artist of this club but also the president.
When I moved to Brentwood, CA as a junior, I became part of the Interact Club. Interact is a service club for teenagers to work with the community and for the community through various events, service projects, and fundraising. I enjoyed being in Interact because I was able to meet new faces and explored Brentwood through their eyes. I dedicated my time to helping community events through doing cleanups and participating in events such as tending to booths at the fair.
My identity can be defined by moments in my life. Moving to Canada, learning English and going to high school are three major moments in my life. Going through these experiences have changed the person in me and made me more confident, stronger, better in everything.
2 weeks after our initial preferences were submitted, I was connected with a few members of the TMT group. Speaking with the analysts over the phone, I really enjoyed the conversations and began to believe TMT would be a great fit. Due to my late contact with the team, I did not receive an interview with TMT. After attending all of my meetings on placement day, I met Julia Druckman and Nash Abu-Zahra and discussed the possibility of me joining the TMT group. They suggested I talk to HR. After our talk, I went downstairs and spoke with a few members of HR. They suggested I rank the groups I interviewed with but add in this comment section where I would rank TMT.
I have always taken great pride in my ability to bring myself out of poverty and to become a well-rounded person. I have suffered through many obstacles along the way, and with great determination, I have been able to overcome them. I know that I have been fortunate and I never take that for granted. Friends and family are a great support system and I am blessed to have the best of both. I work very hard to instill strong beliefs into my children and their friends. It is very important to me that I give back to the community. Understanding social culture and economic provides and even greater sense of wanting to help those that need it. I volunteer through my work with Habitat for Humanity and the Houston Food Bank. My daughter also volunteers
Everyone tells us that we have to win regionals. The stress was overpowering. I know Elle wants to win. Her team, the Broncos, have won three years in a row. How could they not win?
One aspect of my identity that has shaped my life experience and the way I see the world is my race. I am an African- American who has Nigerian descent from both parents. Growing up African American is hard for many of us, but we always come together to help each other out. We get judged for our skin color, religion, sexuality, and economic status. When I was younger, I always thought about what other people would say about me and how I looked. Even though it was hard seeing how other races portrayed my race, I have learned to embrace my skin color and not let anybody judge me. The society believes that African Americans are lazy, uneducated, and violent. Things people say about me and my race only make me want to prove myself to them that I am proud of my race and would never change myself for anybody.
On another task to look at the community, we had to broaden our world. Instead of going around and interviewing professors, we have to interview people in and around the Durant area. We got a list and had to pick from that list. I was hoping that someone from the Church would be on the list. Looking over it, no name sounded familiar. However, one person in our group knew someone on the list, which gave us a leg to stand on. Our chosen person was located in Calera, and went by the name Samuel Sanchez.
My G.P.R. is 3.328 the G.P.R. is high enough to get into the colleges of my choice. I feel that it is not a very competitive score though. I have talked to my consoler and she was telling me that every tiny grade matters to move my G.P.R. up. I plan to try to get the best grade possible this semester in order to move my G.P.R. up. My guidance consoler informed me that I can move up tremendously in my class rank just by moving my G.P.R. up by decimals.
Community has a very strong positive connotation attached to it. A community bonds together when one falls. The true reliance an individual has with their own community runs deeper than any explanation can explain. It is because so many people often forget this connection, that I have taken the most drastic measures to immerse myself with my whole faction. The easiest yet most beneficial involvement that I have had with my community is through tutoring. Teaching a child, or even an adult, makes each individual in the population a stronger contributor to society. As one who struggles with family finances, I cannot put a price on knowledge.The payment of my tutoring is in the brightening faces of those individuals that see the connection.
It was the first time I was going to drive. My dad stopped on the gravel and said,”Drive to the house.” I hopped into the driver's seat and tried moving the gear shift. “Um, dad it's not moving,” I said. He responded with,”Son you have to put your foot on the break to move the gear shift.” I set my foot on the break the threw the gear shift into drive. I stepped on the gas pedal and the car took off. The whole way to the house it was like a stop and go sort of thing. I was really scared to hit the gas pedal because I was afraid it was going to go way too fast. Also, The car was so touchy! Every time I would give it a little gas the car would rev up its engine. As the car went down the hill I had my foot on break the whole time. Every time I
I have contributed to the Key Communities values by getting to know people in my cluster, I learned that we all came from different backgrounds. I am from a community that is not diverse and surrounded with people that had the same type of perspective on political, economic, etc. views and coming to Key was completely different. I learned that not everyone in Key had the same perspectives as me so I learned to understand where they are coming from and that it is OK to have different perspectives. It did not mean I disliked that person, I just learned that because Key is very diverse that we would be bringing different things to the table. As a cluster, we worked on a service project that we made breakfast for homeless people in Old Town. It