“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” This inspiring quote was said by Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of our incomparable nation. To me, this quote signifies and represents all that the Posse Foundation stands for and all I aspire to be. This is why I believe I should be a Posse Scholar. From a young age, I was always told to be a leader and not a follower. Those who follow often get left behind. I strive to not blend in with the crowd, but stand out with my ideals. I naturally assume the leadership position in certain situations and I take pleasure in helping and guiding others who look to me for an answer.
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The ladder of success comes with several steps, and being a leader is the very first. I am more than willing to take that first step.
I am a very strong, independent, and brave person, though I am not too proud to ask for help when it is needed. The true sign of a great leader is to know when to request for aid. I believe I should be a Posse Scholar because I am not afraid to receive help to better myself. Not only do I want to better myself, but I have a desire to help better others around me. I wish to see everyone succeed and share with them the elated feeling of victory. Any achievement, no matter how small, can have a huge impact.
I live in an urban area where academic achievement can be very hard to attain. I currently attend Riverdale Senior High in Riverdale, Georgia, where I was born and raised. It is not a prestigious area, but I still take much pride in where I am from. If anything, it has helped make me stronger and more indomitable to reach all of my goals. As a recognized leader among my peers, I try my utmost to set the best example I can and encourage others to do their finest as well. I, like my fellow students, am not a stranger to oppression. Despite the statistics and the status quo set by culture in my area, I endeavor to defy all negative opinions and make something of myself. With the benefit of the Posse Foundation, I trust with all of my heart that I can do it. The world we live in today needs leaders that will help guide it
to a brighter future. As the youth and future of America, I want to guide it with positivity and leave a mark that will last generations to come. I aim to be like the leaders that came before me. In everything I do, I want to be the greatest at. I always give one hundred percent and I encourage all to do the same.
Lastly, I would like to thank the Posse Foundation for considering me and believing that I have the potential to make a great leader. I am honored to be a candidate for this wonderful opportunity. Even if I am not accepted, I will still be eternally grateful. This in itself is an achievement that I am proud of. Now I am even more determined to strengthen my leadership skills and apply them well.