Essay Ronald Reagan Scholarship for Leadership

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I have been a four year letter-winner in volleyball and basketball. Athletics have been a crucial part of developing my character and work ethic. In sports, you must work together with your team to reach your goals. Trust and communication skills are vital and are tested every day. The failure and setbacks I have faced through sports have helped me to believe in myself and have the self-confidence that it takes to be successful in athletics and in life. As a senior captain of the volleyball and basketball teams, my leadership has improved tremendously as high school has progressed. Being a leader holds me accountable and I aim to be a role model for younger teammates on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.

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We have created the Forrest Run Foundation and all of the proceeds from this run go directly to families affected by brain cancer and to brain cancer research. As the president of my high school FBLA chapter, I put countless hours into organizing and preparing for this run. Last summer I went to over fifty local businesses to ask for donations and monetary support for this event.

Along with approaching local businesses, I designed posters for the run, organized meetings to plan this event, and communicated with our high school FBLA chapter to get everyone involved in this great opportunity to make a difference. This year we had over 250 runners (a 100 runner increase from the previous year) and raised over $14,000 to support brain cancer. It took a lot of time, organization, and hard work to make this event possible. Although I did not receive any award or recognition for the work I did “behind the scenes” to make the Forrest Run possible, I am proud that I was able to make a difference in the lives of all those affected by brain cancer.

The service projects like Forrest Run that FBLA is in charge of have taught me not only about the importance of serving others and putting them first in life, but how to communicate with and organize a large group of people effectively. This year FBLA has over 80 members and it is great to know that with the help of this great group of people, our FBLA chapter can

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