Chapter One: Who were you?
I was born on March 8, 2006 and my best memories were watching football with my family. I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to play. When I turned 5, it was the hardest year ever because that was when I started kindergarten and my first year of football. It was my first year handling work in addition to having my first year with football practice and football games. Even though the practice was hard, I still enjoyed playing the game and performing well. I took the sport with me for 6 years until I turned 11, when it was my last year of elementary school. It was then when I lost interest in football and I tried to look for another interest. My school at the time had a kickball team, so I looked into it and I tried out for the team, but I didn’t make it. I kept looking and I found basketball, which was fun to watch and play. It also put dedication in me because I didn’t play my whole life like a lot of other players.
Chapter Two: How have you grown as a scholar?
I have grown as an overall person. When I first came to the FSA, I got mad easily and I didn't have empathy. I think I was a pretty bad kid. However, over the years, I have developed empathy and the urge to learn. I have grown in school as well, slowly but surely growing in math, religion, science, public speaking, and ELA.
Chapter Three: How have you grown as a person?
I have grown as a person in many ways: religiously, as a person, from a social justice perspective. Some examples of these are when I was in 8th grade and a 7th grader needed help, so I helped them because they were still getting used to the school and the pace of all the work. I struggled with that at the start of my time at FSA, so it was nice to help them out. Another example is when I saw a classmate crying about a test score. I talked to them and helped them feel a little better, saying, “I can help, there are test corrections and we can study together.” One example of that show I have grown as a person for justice was when my friend was being mean and doing stuff he wasn’t supposed to be doing and instead of doing it with him, I talked to him and eventually the teacher. This is something I wouldn’t have done in 6th grade, but have truly grown a lot.
Chapter Four: What are your talents/passions?
Some of my passions and talents are playing the flute, doing math, giving speeches, and reading interesting books. I am called to leadership in many ways, one of which is being the president of the school and the role model for the 6th and 7th graders. As the president, I am able to bring my passion for speech out to the school and the people around me. Here is my presidential speech that won me the student body election:
Hello, my is Cameron and I am running for president. My goal and reasons I want to be President are to add culture days and spirit days. Adding this to the school will be a chance for us to get to know each other's cultures. Yah, we have the cultural months but with this, we can learn personal cultures, stories, traditions, and make this school a better overall learning place. I also want to add an everyday work plan because I don't want to always hear ”I hate this school”, which I mostly hear because of the amount of work we have, but we can fix this with my everyday work plan. This will help us finish work and take break to do something fun in between. I also feel that this school deserves a leader and I am that leader it needs. I feel I am qualified because I can speak up not only for me, but also for others and what's right. Thank you for your time.
Chapter Five: What does it all mean for your family?
After interviewing a family member, we came to the conclusion that my education means good things for the whole family. When 1 makes it all of us makes it, and when you graduate high school, it is one step closer to that success for everyone.
Chapter Six: Who do you want to be?
I want to be someone who is in a position where I can help others and still be in a good position for myself.I want to put money into things that help the earth so in a way, I can help all.