I believe that I have matured a lot during my time in high school. My first step towards maturity was in 2012, when I ran for class president. I was very nervous, because I had to convince girls that I had never met before that they should trust me to lead them throughout their first year of high school. With lots of confidence, prayer, and support I was able to conquer this nervousness, ever since then, I have blossomed into one very unique individual.
Throughout the years, I learned how to use my fun personality, and turn it into a form of connecting with the student body and becoming a leader. I also believe that I have become more aware of problems that have occurred in certain places, and come up with solutions to fix those problems. For example, in high school I believed that we did not have much of a connection with the outside world, therefore I created STTMixx along with another student. STTMixx was my high school’s radio founded by myself and a classmate. We reported news from around the world and within the school community.
I believe that my creativity and leadership skills (outreach to the community and how I like to be involved in as many things as possible) sets me apart as an individual. One example includes how I am never in my chair during lunch, because I like to talk to different people every day (even teachers) just to check up on them and make them smile. Or even in church, I love to walk around after church to talk to fellow members about their lives especially my friends. I believe that it is very important to engage with the community because when you are home or even far away, they are the ones who will always have your back.
In college, I plan on majoring in Journalism. My main focus is broadcast, meaning that I would love to be in front of the camera someday reporting the news. Thought the year, I have had a great insight into Broadcast Journalism. Along with attending a class at American University, I had an internship at ABC2 Studio in Baltimore. This allowed me to go out into the community, and report stories to the youth of Baltimore on TV! With exposure to the Journalism world, and experiences from my high school years, I plan on taking everything with me on my new journey in New Orleans. I am very excited due to the fact that this new journey will create even more stories for me to report on.