The characteristics of outstanding scholarship, leadership, character, service and citizen definitely apply to me as an individual. The characteristics of outstanding scholarship apply to me as an individual because I have maintained a 4.0 grade point average for the first two trimesters and will continue to maintain a 4.0 grade point average. The characteristics of excellent citizenship relate to me because I have never gotten suspended, expelled, or a detention and have never had excessive tardiness. Not to mention, I demonstrate participation and involvement in all my classes. I display outstanding character because I show the highest standards of honesty and reliability and I consistently exemplify desirable
I have done my best in school. I have always gotten a grade better than a A- in school. In order to achieve this, I do extra credit when it’s given, go in early to class if I do not understand a concept, and get homework done in a orderly manner.
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing”, quoted the famous Albert Einstein. Most people don’t care what happens to others who need the help. Luckily, we invented food banks, Wounded Warrior Project, and plenty of other things. I would like to be part of National Junior Honor Society because the very origin of the society came from service. I realize that to be a part of the society, I will need to work hard to get where I want to be.
Last year was the first time I worked the Special Olympics, and I didn’t know what to expect. I signed up for it with my basketball team because the Special Olympians would be playing basketball and volunteers were needed to help run the scoreboard and keep time. Mr. Campbell, the man in charge, told me that the opportunity to play basketball will be an incredible experience for the special needs participants, but working the event will have an even greater affect on me. I was
I believe that my involvement in the National Junior Honors Society could change my future significantly. It is an outstanding opportunity to develop many skills that can be used in high school, college, and my future career. It will improve my leadership abilities, oral skills, and will give me the chance to work with many other people. I understand how prestigious this program is and I am prepared to be a member of this very beneficial organization.
I would be a good representative for the National Junior Honor Society. I believe this because of two things. The first reason is that I get exceptional grades. I try my best to maintain my average over 95. I do not fret when I get a bad grade. Instead I think of it as an opportunity to try even more on the next test or quiz and a chance to learn from my mistakes. The other reason is because I enjoy helping others. I like to help my fellow classmates with their homework if they do not understand it.
In the Summer of 1964, the Mississippi Summer Project, also known as Freedom Summer, was organized by several Civil Rights organizations such as the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee and the Congress on Racial Equality. The event that caused the start of Freedom Summer were that many African-Americans were not registered to vote, this was because the southern states had implemented literacy tests that were unfair and could be interpreted differently, and Poll Taxes which were ridiculous amounts to pay ("Freedom Summer"). Other causes include the case of Plessy Vs. Ferguson, which stated the “Separate but Equal” clause, and also Racial segregation. Freedom Summer Volunteers included White Northerners, and the organization was made to focus on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Voter Registration, Freedom Schools, and Community Centers (“Timeline: Freedom Summer”). There was a need for the Freedom Summer because Many African-American People in the south were being oppressed by Literacy Tests and Poll Taxes.
This event happens once a year and takes place at our high school stadium. Special needs kids come from all around my community to compete in events that best suit their physical or intellectual disabilities. It is truly astounding to see a whole community come together to support these kids. At this past year's Olympics I volunteered as a peer buddy and my responsibilities included walking my buddy, Luke, to his different events and making sure he was having a good time. Luke won first place in the ball throw and second place in the 100 meter dash. I loved seeing how happy he was when he was handed his ribbons and I was so fortunate to have been able to spend the day with
For two years I worked as a camp counselor for the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA). In this time, I have worked day camps, inclusion camps, social program,s and even an overnight camp for children, teens, and adults with special needs. My responsibilities were to plan crafts and activities that were inclusive to the various needs and abilities of the campers. Most of all, being a camp counselor meant creating a safe and fun environment for each
Many people don’t know the importance of Red ribbon week, starting with the fact that it is about drugs. Most kids don’t know any type of drugs except smoking. Well, smoking isn’t the only type of drug, there are many types of drugs such as Cannabis, Cocaine, Ecstasy, prescription drugs, alcohol, and even cigarettes. Drugs are very addictive because some have a chemical called Dopamine. It is a bad thing to be addicted to drugs, because drugs do terrible things to you. Drugs can damage the brain, heart and other important organs. For example, Cocaine can cause a heart attack in anyone who takes it, including kids and teens. People can also do careless activities that can harm themselves, and other people too. Drugs are unacceptable,
Boca Raton, FL., March 25, 2017…Throughout the morning of Saturday, March 18th, 2017 they arrived in wheelchairs, on walkers, gripping canes, led by service dogs, or holding onto the arm of a loved one or caregiver. One by one, children, teens, adults and wounded warriors with every conceivable disability poured into Boca Raton’s Spanish River Park for the 9th annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities. The Bash is the recognized leader as the largest free, annual fun event in America for those with physical and/or intellectual challenges. For many of guests it is
When I was first awoken before 8:00 a.m on a Monday morning in July, it is not hard to imagine how unamused I was. My mom had signed me up to volunteer for two weeks at the Munroe Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Their summer camp for kids with special needs ages three and a half through twenty-one had become my home for the next week. This camp provides an summer camp experience for kids who would not otherwise have one. The campers are divided into groups with staff and volunteers as well. A volunteer at Camp Monroe has a new buddy every day they help their buddy with tasks, offer encouragement, and give simple direction when needed. The activities for the campers include: swimming, cooking, sports, creative
I’ve been a part of Riverside’s 4th district Youth Advisory Council since 2015. This council, overseen by a board of district supervisors, makes it their goal to address public grievances and work towards a more beautiful and safe city. Last year, some members and I worked at an event called Baseball Buddies. At this event, children with special needs are paired with a teenager who would assist his or her “buddy” in a baseball game for several weeks.
I enjoyed the day, most of all the children learned from their experiences and enjoyed their day as
Gliding with the Stars is a therapy program in Findlay that helps autistic children build confidence and learn to ice skate. For the past two years, I have been a volunteer skater who instructs children. This experience has shown me the importance of therapy for individuals with special needs and reinforced my career goal of being a physical therapist. The program meets once a week and it is obvious the significant impact this activity makes with muscle tone and stamina. A second activity I have been involved with is Dance Marathon. The charity event raises money and awareness for rare illnesses and handicaps. During the marathon, I danced for ten hours to symbolize dancing and standing for those who do not have the ability. As the event progressed