Revere MA, United States
Activities & Involvement:
One thing I will never forget as an extracurricular activity is an internship offered to me. My internship consists of helping a kindergarten class more specifically a hard of hearing student. This internship helped me build relationships with younger kids-hard hearing kids.
Honors & Achievements:
One achievement that I received was an MCAS scholarship. Although the scholarship won’t apply to my college tuition I got a scholarship regarding a good MCAS score overall from my senior class. This is one achievement for me because I have a hard time with standardized testing or timed testing. Knowing that I exceeded the challenge makes me very proud and accomplished with myself.
My initial plan is to become a veterinarian. For many years of my 18 years of life, I wanted to help animals and love them like my own. I have pets of my own and care for them like no other. I have always wanted to be in the medical field, but I can combine the two easily because of my love for animals.
Another plan I have is to become a speech-language pathologist. I along with other hard-of-hearing residents have struggled with speech differently. I underwent speech therapy for many years when I was a toddler and again when I was in my mid-teens. I feel that if I became a speech pathologist I could easily connect with other peers who are hard of hearing and understand them more than others.
I am most proud of being able to keep pushing even through hard times. As a deaf student, friend, daughter, and niece it is very draining to constantly locate sounds and push harder to hear every day. That’s the bare minimum for me and a second habit, but when I have the chance to realize and reflect on how my days go that’s the first initial thing that comes to me. Although it is tiring, I still manage to push harder and do more than expected during the day with other stuff like school, lip-reading, driving, talking to others, etc.