Dolgeville Central School Personal Statement

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Dolgeville Central School has become a home for myself and many others over the past three years. It has served as a solid foundation in many of the students’ lives including my own. The educators at our school have instilled a plethora of values and morals in the minds of their students, and their lessons go beyond the mandated curriculum in order to send students into the world well prepared. My coursework over the past three years of high school has primed me to become a hard worker and responsible young adult. The time management skills I acquired to balance a full workload and involvement in activities shows my commitment to personal and professional excellence. I am an officer of five different clubs and organizations: National Honor …show more content…
In each area I worked in, I found prominent differences in culture, social welfare, and the issues each was faced with. In Northern Ireland, I participated in an outreach program that allowed volunteers to work alongside civilians. The purpose of the organization was to reunite Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after decades of civil and religious strife. Before working with citizens, we were required to spend one week of our trip assimilating to our new environment. My group was responsible for addressing sectarianism and sectionalism, and stitching communities together. Despite the complex relationship between the North and Republic, Irish and American teens worked together to establish a new generation, one determined to eradicate sectionalism, by creating programs that integrated youth from the North and Republic. I was shocked when I discovered the people most in need weren’t from second and third world countries, but from the United States. During the weeks spent in Eleanor, West Virginia and Cairo, New York, I worked on home repairs for families in need. The majority of projects in Eleanor were simple building projects and required little skill. We were asked to focus on understanding the socio-economic disadvantages people faced and the lack of available opportunities in the region; however, I discovered those issues were more pronounced in …show more content…
I dedicate the majority of my time and energy to school work and extracurricular activities- not because I have to, but because I choose to, and it’s easy for me to say, “I love Dolgeville Central School.” Over the past four years, the school became my home and the people here became my family. Teachers change the world one child at a time, and the teachers here at Dolgeville inspired me to become a teacher. After years of working beside and benefiting from the efforts of our school administration, Board of Education, staff, and faculty members, I am determined to become an educator. I will attend St. Lawrence in the fall of 2016, where I will major in Mathematical Economics and Minor in Education. I look forward to becoming a certified mathematics teacher and eventually an

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