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Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
This year, there were elections at my school for "Students Council President" and I had always wanted to participate, so I decided to take part of it. I was very excited for I was going to have the chance to improve the school and make a change for the better. I consider myself an ambitious person so I was convinced I should run for president.
Normally, there would be no more than three candidates running for election and they did was give a speech in front of the entire school, but this year there were six in total, so things were going to be tougher. Something different had to be done and I was thinking on innovation.
People aren't much into the school elections anyway; elected presidents usually have a bad image since they promise things which they never accomplish. I had to make a difference and prove that I could do better. I didn't have as much popularity as some of the other candidates had, but that couldn't stop me.
Since students weren't really involved in the elections, and the whole process only lasted 1 day, students aren't motivated with the whole thing, for them it is just some time in which they get to skip class by having to listen to all the speeches. This had to change.
Since I have always enjoyed following anything to do with politics either nationally or worldwide, I compared my run for presidency to a proper national election one, and among the differences, there was one which struck me the most: The lack of a campaign. There had never been a tradition of doing so in our school so I thought I should start something new, and make it happen.
I designed a funny poster with my face on it and printed many of them to stick around the school. I also wanted to make a connection with my potential... [continues]
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