I am very involved in the Enid High Community Service Club (EHSCSC). The club is run mainly by students, and I am the events coordinator. Last summer, I maintained a booth at the Enid Farmers’ Market. I started in the end of May and finished as August started to role around. Every Friday, with the help of a few volunteers, I baked breakfast pastries and cookies. The next morning we would all get up bright and early to sell our goods. By the end of the summer, I had managed to raise a little over $800. When November approached and we already had the supplies to bake in bulk, I reserved the club a booth at the Holiday Market. The Holiday Market is a one day event with as many vendors as imaginable, and in that one day we earned nearly $450. With that money the EHSCSC was able to buy Christmas presents for an underprivileged family. My next event was when I worked alongside the four STUCO officers in organized SHOK (Students Helping Other Kids) Week. The organization we chose to help was the Thanda After-School Program. It is a program that gives children in Africa who have lost their parents or have AIDs a place to go after school. For each day of the week, we had an organized event, and when it was all over we were able to raise $5,100. I have organizer various ways to raise money for the March of Dimes, including throwing a pie in the principles face and selling sticker that allow teachers to wear jeans. Not all of our projects are solely based on raising money. In October I annually participate in Christmas in Action. Most recently I worked with several EHSCSC volunteers, and set out to repair a house; the home owner was an elderly woman in a wheelchair. In eight hours we managed to removed all of the old paint that was peeling off and then repainted the entire house. We have also adopted a highway that we clean up four times a year. Every year since I can remember I have volunteered to help at the NRA banquet. I am usually helping set up and clean up, but at the recent banquet I was able to help more with the auction and selling tickets.
My academic awards include National Honor Society for three years, Superintendents Honor Role for three years, because my GPA has always been a 4.0 or higher, Spotlight Student, and I was accepted to the Oklahoma School of Science and Math.
I played varsity volleyball from ninth to eleventh grade. At two varsity tournaments I won the MVP award. I, also, played club volleyball from seventh grade to my junior year, and on every team I was the captain.
Last summer I attended the week long Bringing the Lessons Home National Youth Leadership Seminar in Washington D.C. I was chosen by my AP History teacher to be one of the four students to represent Enid. I learned about the horrors of genocide, the necessity of toleration, and the meaning of community. Now my goal this year in to raise awareness of genocide that is happening today.