College Essay: Leadership

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Leadership is a quality that not many people behold as a personality trait. In my experiences , I believe that being a leader helps improve ones self being. I feel that my peers and others could learn valuable life lessons through participating in school organizations. As for me I have been honored to be in a few leadership positions. This makes me believe that my involvement and leadership I posses would add to the breadth and richness of the Penn-State college community.

I consider myself to be a very involved student and leader in my high school. I even went to a summer workshop for a week this past summer to broaden my knowledge on leadership. I am a highly active member of our high school's student council. I am the treasurer for the 2011 and 2012 school year for this student council; I work almost every single day with my advisers even if my treasury work is done, I will help where ever it is needed. I will be going to the PASC conference this November for a weekend and running a workshop. The workshop I will be running is about communication to enlarge other leaders in their communicating abilities. I will also be attending another conference and going to workshops so I can expand my leadership skills even farther. I also am the chairman of two committees and have been chairman of committees in years past. I put together our schools eighth grade orientation, so the upcoming students can be prepared for their first year of high school. I also run the schools recycling which I enjoy, because I want to pursue in a career with the environment and that's why I am also a member of environmental club and its mentoring program. With the environmental mentor program we bring kinder garden students to a near by refuge and teach them things about the earth and how to protect it. But my most important role of being a leader would have to be the freshmen mentoring program that I run. This year a few girls and I were the leaders of our freshmen mentoring program at our school which helps the new up coming student to be aware of their new surroundings. During the past summer , we worked very hard to prepare this program for the new school year; we carefully selected a group of seniors to help mentor the new students into their first year of high school. We give the freshmen tips on how to survive high school, and just other helpful things that they need to know. The hard work I put into the program got me nominated to be student of the month and I was honored with winning the award ,which was a pleasant surprise. I personally believe that this maybe on of the best programs a high school could have.

As expressed above I am very involved in my high school activities and express many leadership qualities. Leadership is the back bone of almost anything without most things would collapse. I am lucky enough to be in many leadership positions, that many are not blessed to have. This is why I believe I would reflect positively and add to the richness of Penn State's college campus.

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