I am a very accomplished student of the IB program at John F. Kennedy High school. I have faced many challenges since starting my high school career, most of which, are due to poor health. Even after being declared in remission from my blood disorder, it caused several other problems to appear over the last few years. For example going into my sophomore year, I had acute kidney failure and underwent dialysis multiple times. Then going into Junior year, I developed a blood clot in my lower left lung. And even though these challenges were put before me, I decided to choose the most difficult and academically challenging courses that my school had to offer. I make sure to do my best to improve upon my failures and have never been one to give up when things get hard. I am a persistent and very self-motivated student.
Great social skills
Good with responsibility
Adaptable and resourceful
Focused and motivated
Patient and level-headed
Good analytical skills
Valedictorian of my 8th grade class, 09/2012
to 06/2013 Prince Of Peace Lutheran School – Anaheim,
Even though I faced many challenges with my health, which in turn caused problems with my attendance, I worked really hard and caught up. I worked hard enough that my grades remained at the top of my graduating class.
During my 8th grade year, I was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). This condition caused me to be hospitalized for over three months and required dozens of treatment sessions along with several transfusions. Even with this disadvantage, I managed to maintain great grades and finish the year on top.
I believe this experience helped me grow to understand the importance of self-motivation and perseverance in my education.
Scorekeeper and Pitch-counter, 04/2015
to 06/2015 Crescent Little League – Buena Park,
My younger brother plays baseball for our local little league team and so in order to take an active role in my brother's extracurricular activities, I decides to learn how to "score-keep" at my brothers games
This required a class that took two days and a lot of self-practice to accomplish before I was able to volunteer to do this job at one of the games
Learning how to be a Scorekeeper is a unique skill that requires a good memory, the ability to multitask, and a little bit of math here and there.
I got to work with the referees and gained a new perspective of baseball and different volunteers within my community/
The IB Program, 08/2015
to Current John F. Kennedy High School – La Palma,
This is the most rigorous academic option that my school has to offer, and requires far more than just doing homework and passing a few tests
This program has encouraged us to take an extremely active role within our communities through a CAS project. CAS stands for Creativity, Action, and Service.
The IB program ensures that its students conduct their work ad research with integrity and diligence.
It was/is the toughest and most academically challenging decision I have made throughout my High School career and I believe that it gave me an advantage in regards to preparing for college. Especially in terms of time management and a strong character.
High School Diploma: Current John F. Kennedy High School - La Palma,