Major Activities: Track, My Job, And Student Ambassadors

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Three activities that I have been involved in are track, my job, and Student Ambassador. Track is a school sport that I decided to do one year for fun and ended up falling in love with it. Its purpose is to build teamwork and stay physically active. My job is at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Norwalk. I am responsible for cleaning the golf carts, the golf course and clubhouse upkeep, helping out with events, and any other job they assign us. We make sure the golf course is well taken care of for a better golfing experience. Lastly, Student Ambassadors, like me, serve various events in the school. Our purpose is to give back to a school that does so much for us. These three activities have helped build and strengthen the ideals of National Honors …show more content…
I tried to fulfill my role on the track team as best as I could by performing to expectations that were set. There was practice everyday and meets that totalled up to about 20-30 hours per week. I became involved when someone recommended that I try track, my freshman year, as a sport that I could have fun with. I have fell in love with the sport and I love the friend I have met through it. I have continued with track since freshman year and I am also doing indoor track this year, along with the regular season, and I plan in continuing the rest of my high school years. I have learned many lessons such as pushing myself to my limits, learning how to cherish the good times, learning how to deal with adversity, and how to face the adversity head on. An example of facing adversity was freshman year. I had been in track for a little over a month when I started to have knee problems. I was doing well that season and I didn’t want to be pulled from it completely, so I was forced to only run one relay event. We ended up very well and missed state by one second. As soon as the season was over, I was immediately put in physical therapy for about a year. I learned that I have a condition in my knee that never heals but learned how to improve the pain. I came back to track my sophomore year much stronger and ended up making it to state in three relays. I learned how to …show more content…
As a Student Ambassador I am expected to come to meetings, contribute ideas, help out at events, and represent St. Paul well. I started when I was in 6th grade because my mom encouraged me to based on the skills I would learn. I have continued to do it for that reason and I want to give back to the school in some way because of what all they have done for me. Student Ambassador only requires a few meetings and events every month. I have learned how to talk and communicate with others, especially adults I do not know. This is a skill i have found extremely beneficial in my job. I have also learned to get outside of my comfort zone. Student Ambassador is 100% service based. There is no reward or payment. I have learned that not all service has to be boring and feel like a chore. It is what I make it. I have also gained a ton of leadership skill. This year I was chosen to be a class leader for my grade. I learned to take charge and have the same confidence in myself that others see in me. My character has also grown too. I learned to take accountability for my actions and be respectful. The ideal that is a strength for me is leadership. I have developed into a leader who can take charge and be accountable that the job will be completed thoroughly. I am a very energetic leader who does not like the same old. I can provide some spirit and liveliness to any situation I am put in. I am also friendly to those I am in charge of or those who

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