As a scholar, I have grown as a more responsible, mature leader. I have grown in this way because I focused on changing my behavior and thought processes. 6th grade Justin wasn’t a mature, responsible person. In fact, I was always angry. After recognizing this fact, I worked towards change. I learned to take deep breaths and calm myself down. As for leadership, when I got welcomed into FSA, I felt as if it was mandatory to help my peers as much as I could. If I continue this path outside of school, this will help me in the future in getting good jobs because people would know I don’t put myself before others. I have changed a lot, and now in the 8th grade, I am ready for my next steps into high school.