Community Service In order to be able to complete my 40 hours of community service I dedicated time towards ASB and being a part-time TA for Richards photography class. What I did for ASB was that I would stay after school and help prep for upcoming events. For example the flea market, this year as a senior I came to put on my own booth but past years I’ve come to help Esther with her booth. I also stayed to prep food or make posters to advertise upcoming events like baked potatoes. As for being a TA, I learned many other things that I didn’t know. For example, I learned how to clean the photo printer. I also learned the process of creating a document arranging the pictures so that they’re ready for printing. In addition to that, I learned how to switch out the paper and how to actually arrange a document where you can print out the pictures. For community service, I didn’t only work as a TA but I was also part of ASB which required me to do a project which was Adopt-A-Famly. Let me tell you. This project was the most amazing thing I have ever done. This project really opened my eyes and taught me a lot of different things. I had to organize, wrap and get everything ready for when we had to go deliver them and that was the only thing that I was looking forward to the whole year. Making someone's dream Christmas come true. This took a lot of work because we had to make sure that everyone in the school participated. We wanted to get as many gifts as possible so we were able to do more than one family which was amazing because the goal was to make at least one family Christmas but we did two. Two families that had children and teenagers. People that actually needed things. I learned a lot from this experience and I’m grateful for it. Looking at these people ball their eyes out because they didn’t expect something like this was amazing. They cried, smiled, and laughed. That made my whole year, it even made me want to cry. These kids were so appreciative of what they got. It might've been something small or not what they wanted but they still appreciated it, unlike other kids that have everything and still don't appreciate what they already have. These kids even got happy because they got a coloring book. This taught me something that I didn't know was such a big deal and that is to appreciate what you have now because there’s someone in this world wishing that they had what you have.
Just like any other high school student, we had to complete 20 credits of physical education which added up to 2 years. But there was something different about our physical education which was that we didn't have a class that counted towards our physical education. This made it hard because we had to make these 20 credits of physical education on our own time. For me it was something very difficult because as a person I wasn't very responsible or any good at time management. To earn my PE credits I counted my steps. So I had to make sure that I did around 10,000 to 20,000 steps per day because 10,000 steps counted as 1 hour of PE. This also took some math skills because believe me after I tried adding all of my hours and steps I had such a hard time because it was so many numbers that I had to add up since like freshman year because obviously I could've started earlier but I didn't. Which is how I started building my time management and self discipline skills. This happened because I would have to actually get things done on my own time which required me to mange my time because I would have so much time yet wouldn't know how to use it or didn't know my priorities which one of them was PE. This also taught me self discipline because when I wouldn't do it I know I had to have self control and kinda give myself a pep talk and was mad at myself because I wouldn't get it done which was good because then I would do it.