Scholarship Essay Q&A
1) List 3-5 extra-curricular activities and tell why they are important to you. Having the experience of playing varsity sports has brought a new light on how I perceived teamwork. What does it mean to be a part of a team? Teamwork is such a vital part of our everyday lives. Without teamwork, on is not prepared to handle situations where cooperation is needed to complete a task. Teamwork and cooperation are two significant qualities that many need to have in their lives to face the daily troubles of the “real world.” Varsity tennis and basketball are two experiences that have taught me to work with others in such a way that is useful and time-efficient. Throughout high school, I have been given several opportunities to go and reach out to those in my surrounding community. Mira Mesa High School has a program called the Outreach Dinner that occurs every year right around Thanksgiving assisting and providing the homeless and less fortunate people of San Diego County with free meals, dessert, and drinks. For two consecutive years, I have participated in this event and held significant positions each time. During my first year joining the Outreach Dinner, I was the head of the waiters/waitresses and their assistants who helped set up, serve the food and drinks to homeless, and clean up the tables and disposable plates. In addition to that, we were encouraged to speak with the guests and provide hospitality. In the second year, I volunteered to take on a different challenge and work in the kitchen. There was constant preparing and cooking of food. The kitchen crew even began to fall behind, and the people either ended up waiting for the food to cook or just took what was available and didn’t bother to wait for the food still in the oven. This duty was very stressful, but I persevered and got the job done. The Outreach Dinner provided learning key skills such as leadership, compassion, and perseverance. Another...
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