Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Am I Amazing?

Okay... so one of the things I don't like to do is sell myself... And by that I mean talk about myself just to make people like me. But for a contest (that I could win a much needed $20,000 for college) I need to sum up in 1,000 characters (including spaces) as to how I am pretty amazing. I need opinions if what I have is good enough, or if I should elaborate on just one thing, but I think my volunteering as a whole is a good topic. Here's my essay and please, tell me what you think!!

I honestly think I spend more time volunteering than sleeping. I have been a Girl Scout for 13 years and I have worked with younger girls at camp and at programs that I have helped to create and run. I also have been an active member at my church and in my Youth Group for 6 years, 2 of which I was Vice-President and this year I’m currently President. The Youth Group helps with a lot of the church’s events which I gladly participate in frequently. Through out my high school career, I have been an active member of Key Club and this year I was Vice-President. A lot of our activities reach out and give back to the community. I also volunteer in the school library doing all jobs that need doing, from working the front desk to shelving books. But my proudest accomplishment has been raising awareness of teen dating abuse. For the past 2 years I have written to the local papers, put together a video, and put up posters among other things to raise awareness throughout my school and community.

2 comments:

  1. I really think that this is an amazing essay Stephanie. Colleges look VERY favorably upon volunteering! It is especially impressive that you have been raising awareness of an issue (teen dating abuse) that very few people are aware of. Great essay and I can tell you are headed to great places in this world!

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  2. Thank you very, very much! I love to talk and to write, so shrinking all these years down to such a short essay was extremely difficult. But yay! It is possible to be short and concise lol

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