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Importance of Serving Others

My christian faith has made the person I am today. For as long as I can remember, I have been active within a variety of ministries, that have provided me the opportunity to serve others and give back to my community.   

In high school I held a prominent leadership role with my school’s gospel choir for several years. As a leader within the choir, I sang solos during performances as well as promoted our choir during my school’s club fair. The choir was inclusive of students, faculty, and alumni.

During the school year, we performed at assisted living homes and hospitals too uplift and inspire the elderly and sick. Every Martin Luther King Jr. Day our choir sings at Upton Baptist Church for the homeless as they are given hot meals, blankets, and toiletries. Singing with the choir has gave me the opportunity to incorporate my love of singing with my desire to aid those in need. I am grateful to have been apart of a club that prides itself on promoting inclusion and impacting the lives of others.

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Overcoming Barriers

Over the course of my life, there have been many social factors that have contributed to my development as a person and overall perception of success. The most prominent of these factors being my family structure, education, and religion. Each of these social constructs have greatly impacted my life, as I have tirelessly worked to overcome the social barriers that are intended to derail individuals that share similar backgrounds to my own.

My education has been an essential aspect of my life as my parents have made many financial sacrifices to pay for me to attend a private institution that is predicated on preparing students for college and beyond. My parents frequently expressed to me the importance of education as they saw it as an essential investment in my future.

By attending The Latin School of Chicago, I was given the opportunity to explore my many interests in an academically stimulating environment filled with advanced resources and supportive instructors. Furthermore, this experience has opened many doors for me as I have obtained many skills and established many significant relationships that have greatly impacted my life.