Throughout my high school career I have made a lot of achievements, and faced challenges I thought I couldn’t overcome. I have made great progress in school and in my personal life. I have also overcome challenges. I know these things that I have accomplished and overcome will help me move forward in my future.
The achievements I have made are both personal and academic achievements. In band my clarinet choir made it to state, and I recieved a 2 on my solo I performed last year. With personal achievements I have countless of hours in community service. I have volunteered at Polka Days since 7th grade. Another community service event I do is the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary play. I have done the play every year since freshman year. I have also participated in two walks that raised money for charities or local organizations. The first walk that I took part in was a walk for making strides against breast cancer. I did this walk because my Mom, and Grandma both fought and battled breast cancer, and I wanted to help others who struggle through it and their family. The second walk I took part in was the walk for wildlife. I participated in this walk because I show a passion for animals. Proceeds went to the wildlife sanctuary to help sick and injured animals. These have taught me how to take pride in my community, and in myself.
Challenges came my way giving me a horrible time, but I have always fought my way through them. Life hasn’t always been easy, which is expected in everyone’s life. I have lost close family members. After losing these close family members I thought that i would never recover. I have realized they will always be there. When I lost my Grandma Greene to lung cancer I thought I wouldn’t cope with it. I went to school, and I could not focus anymore, I even started to shut my friends out because losing her made everyday a challenge. One day at school I went to the math pod to take a math test that I had to make up, and I became so stressed and overwhelmed with everything going on. I thought of my grandma, instead of feeling sad, I felt her presence with me watching over me and helping me. Ever since that day I always know the family members I thought I lost continue their presence in my life. This will help me in the future because I know with their help I can accomplish anything.
The achievements I have accomplished, and the challenges I faced were necessary to bring me where I am now. Helping others is the only way to complete life, and I have already helped a lot and I am willing to help even more. I know these achievements and challenges will help me pursue my dreams in college and the future. I think that River Falls is the right place for me to make achievements and conquer challenges to come.