Majority of professional career spent working as an efficient and respectful building attendant with expertise handling all aspects of the job - lifeguarding, cleaning the tennis courts, keeping the appointment book up to date and organized, doing laundry, answering the phone, and keeping the building clean and sanitized. Proven to be consistent in anticipating members' needs and working to uphold high standards, as well as being passionate about cleanliness and a job well done.
For the past four (almost five) years, I have been heavily involved with the program, Guiding Eyes for the Blind (GEB), where I volunteer as a puppy raiser. As a puppy raiser, I am in charge of working with puppies for about a year and a half and training them to become guide dogs for the visually impaired. As a puppy raiser, I am responsible for teaching the puppies basic housemanners, such as potty training, being calm in the home, not jumping, not eating things they're not supposed to, staying off the furniture, etc., basic dog skills, such as sit, down, stay, come, how to walk loosely and calmly on a leash, how to ignore other dogs and people, how to play appropriately, how to maintain a down for long periods of time (such as when one is in a car, sitting in class, sitting at work, making dinner, etc.), and basic guide dog skills, such as how to behave in public places, how to wear service dog vests, how to interact properly with people, etc. Part of this responsibility involves taking the dog to weekly puppy classes, where a GEB regional manager teaches skills and assesses the dogs and incorporating the dog into my daily routine (taking him or her to high school with me, on errands, in the car, to the mall, to the grocery store, to busy crosswalks, etc.). So far I have worked with four dogs (having one dog for about a year and a half at a time) and have participated in several GEB events and fundraisers, promoted the program and have gotten several families involved in the program.
Varsity Letter for Team Management (for Track)
CVCs Honorable Mention Award (for Cross Country)
Courage Award (for Cross Country)
Varsity Letter (for OHS Girls Cross Country) for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 .
1st place for 8th graders at Power of the Pen Regional Tournament
41st out of 140 girls at Cross Country Invitational
Honor Roll for grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12
Highest Honors for grades 6-12
Kiwanis Senior of the Month for December, 2019.
Several certificates from my high school for outstanding community involvement, commitment, reliability, and respect for others.
Being involved with Guiding Eyes for the Blind has been rewarding in countless ways. I have been able to experience the joy of training these dogs and watching them grow from eight week old puppies to fourteen-sixteen months old dogs. I have been able to learn more about the life of a visually impaired person and have been able to have several insightful conversations with blind people who have worked with the program. I have also learned many valuable life skills, such as how to manage my time so that I can successfully balance working with the dog, attending school, studying, working as an attendant, and being involved with my other extracurriculars, such as varsity cross-country, French Club, National Honors Society, etc. I have also learned how to be patient, not only with training the dog, but with juggling errands like grocery shopping, keeping the dog calm and connected, and interacting with fellow shoppers who want to pet and ask questions about the dog, how to have humility when doing things in public that might be seen as embarrassing, such as cheering the dog on, petting metal grates to get a dog to walk over it, etc., and how to have even more empathy for visually impaired people, especially as I've been able to learn about life as a blind person through the several conversations I've had with visually impaired people. One of the things that my conversations with visually impaired people has really opened my eyes to is the loneliness that comes with being visually impaired. I've had several visually impaired people tell me that they're ignored in public when they ask for help, that people will walk away from them in the middle of conversations, and that people will actively try to avoid them, simply because they're blind. Overall, being a part of this amazing program has made me a more confident, well-rounded individual, and has inspired me to connect with others in my community, whether that means encouraging others to volunteer with the program, educating others on the program, or simply making more of an effort to talk to those who are alone.
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