The last couple of years have been a long bumpy ride for me, as they have for everyone of my age. The experiences might be different but everyone has gone through many of the same “teenage” circumstances as I have done. All of them have dealt with them in their own way. As a personal participant in this “game”, we call life, I would say I worked hard for the first place and earned it. That is just my creative view of things. It is bad, but the fact is that not everyone sees in the same way as I do.
As a student, I ma an active participant in academic and co-curricular activities. My first priority has always been to get good grades in school. Although this is important to me, I also know that by participating in sports, and after-school activities, I will become a well-rounded student. During the past years of my high school career I participated and received awards in the following: Quaid-e-Azam Batch in Scouting, winner of who’s who Quiz Programme at district level, and Academic Excellence Award while participating in Inter-District Declamation Contest and Essay Writing Competition for the year 2011. I also belonged to the following clubs: Reading Club (two years), second year as Secretary Reading Club, and Computer Club. In the year 2009, I received awards in the following classes: Computer Applications, Geography, and Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry. I also received an award for Most Encouraging Student. I currently belong to the Hiking and Outdoor Club, an Environment Awareness Club. In addition, this year I participated in a programme called “Read With a Friend”. In this programme I, along with a group of other students, went to the nearby elementary school to read a class of students from Kindergarten to Fifth grade.
In order to gain an understanding of independence and responsibility, I held several summer jobs in the preceding two years. I also worked to help myself financially in a boarding school. My first summer job was at the English Language Center. My second job was at McDonalds, and my past summer job was at D.K Academy. I am thankful to all these institutions for these job experiences. They have prepared me mentally and financially. This is important in a way that I am now more mature and responsible; which helps me not to be worried about the future but to look forward to it.
I am glad that I have got a taste of what the real world has to offer. I have learned many lessons from my Public High School, boarding school, and work experiences. I am now ready to learn many more lessons through my college experience. Although it has been tough, I have succeeded so far, I am prepared to excel and make it much further in the years to come with my college education. This developing positive outlook has given me the motivation that I need to become successful. I never give up. When I am determined to achieve, “I shoot for the moon and land amongst the stars”.