Iíve been attending Columbia High School for the last four years and I have committed myself to many clubs and leadership roles. I have been given these amazing opportunities and appreciate them because they have helped boost my confidence and gave me the chance to make friends with people I would not be friends with under other circumstances. I am manager of the track team, where I work to fulfill each and every runnerís need. Another club close to my heart is the Martin Luther King club, where I co-lead the dances. I love being a leader in this club because I am able to help others while expressing and showing love and respect through cultural & hip-hop dances, poems, step dancing, singing, and speeches. Our club has a tradition of service, education, giving back and recognizing those who have come before us, and Martin Luther King club has been a big inspiration to my aspiration. Being a leader in these clubs has taught me a lot about patience, understanding, and appreciation, and I was able to realize that through my senior year in high school.
Since my childhood, I have always held a strong passion for dancing since I was 3 years old. My parents first enrolled me into the dance classes at Betty White and that when I noticed my calling. There are many reasons I love to dance. It helps me to discover and express what I'm feeling (sometimes without knowing it) to me as well as other people. It also opens avenues to joy, helping me to recognize and discharge anger and anxiety, and at times, deeply to experience my sadness. Dance has taught me discipline, and helps me find myself, keeping me inspirited to perform and teach others, which is something I really value. Dancing is a teacher in itself, as it's a great way to teach and learn about people directly, connective, playful, imaginative, cooperative, artistic and sometimes sensual and intimate.
My outlook on life is one of complete optimism. In my 18 years, I have made friends with people from all walks of life and learned to empathize with many of them. I believe these clubs and activities have molded me into an outgoing and gregarious person, as well as a great leader. Not only have I grown amicably but academically. In eighth grade I started to enjoy reading, and ever since my reading skills have improved. I always appreciated books because they allowed me to get lost in their stories. I am a persistent and dedicated student and have received honors for my efforts. If given an admittance opportunity into your institution, I have no incertitude that I will be an exemplar for other students to follow both academically and socially, as well in the realm of student leadership. Not only will I continue my diligent work habits but I am looking forward to growing as an individual under the leadership as well as being a positive contributor to the campus community.