1. Academics have always been important in my life and my future plans. Emphasis was always placed on good grades and a full understanding of everything I learned growing up as a child and it still is being emphasized today. Though grades do not necessarily pertain to academics, it does reflect your knowledge in the subject. That is why I try very hard to keep my grades up and keep them high. The better I do and the more I understand, the more successful and prepared I will be when the future comes.
2. Exhibiting and utilizing leadership skills to enhance my education and future can get me very far in life. One of my many leadership skills that I possess is my ability to slow down and help others who have been left behind. As a leader, it is my responsibility to catch everyone up to speed and get everyone on the same track. If the group is disorganized and chaotic, then I as the leader have failed in leading them to our goal. However, I do not let that happen; I will push and motivate all the members of the group to their fullest potential. Everyone has potential; some people just need a good push to realize it.
3. Community service has impacted me and my surroundings in many ways. On professional days when the Early College has no school but the traditional schools do, my mom, who is a teacher at Aquadale Elementary, would let me volunteer at the school library. There, I would organize and shelve the many, many books in order according to the Dewey Decimal System. While in the library, I would greet the elementary students and help them find new books to read. Many of them still remember my name too. It is always a warm feeling when one is remembered for doing something so simple for someone yet is so welcomed and enjoyed.
4. A person’s reputation is key, period. Your reputation, be it true or false,...