Reflection For The Day Of Caring And Day Of Service

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For high school, I attended Klukwan School in the Chatham School District. My K-12 school had a population of 15 students, approximately one, sometimes two, students for each grade level. When I had reached my senior year, I was the only graduate. During my high school career, I maintained status on the high honor roll and received the title of being Student of the Month the first month of every school year for four years. I graduated as valedictorian in 2014. I was then accepted to the University of Alaska Southeast as a full-time student, pursuing an Undeclared, Bachelor Intended degree, also landing a part-time job at the UAS Financial Aid Office as an Office Assistant. Not having a major in mind at the time of my acceptance, I spent my…show more content…
Those events were known as Day of Caring and Day of Service. During Day of Caring, I volunteered along with four other of my fellow AL-I members with the Helping Hands organization in Juneau. There, we spent the day organizing and cleaning a much neglected storage room. I enjoyed our act of volunteering as it made me feel more connected to the community, that, or it could have been I was simply glad we left those folks with a once-again functional storage room. During Day of Service, I volunteered along with one of my fellow AL-I members, two graduated AL-I members, and two other student volunteers to help at the AWARE shelter in Juneau. This particular event occupied a short amount of time that day, but I could feel the significance that our assistance provided; it’s not always about providing your time, it’s showing that you care to help that can make the most of a…show more content…
It has been my intention since I declared my interest in health science that I would pursue and complete my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. However, since UAS did not offer my degree of choice, they placed me in what they claimed was the closest program they had. At this time, I am unsure if I will complete my AAS with UAS, or move to complete the steps I need in order to pursue my BSN. I wish to better myself not only with the knowledge to seek a rewarding career, but to also become a more knowledgeable and active participant in society. I plan to maintain my work ethic long after graduation and remain loyal to my Alaskan community by strictly working in the state. I constantly exceed my expectations of myself and plan to exhort those same qualities as I continue forwards. From here, any financial support that I could receive will not only be an investment in me, but an investment in Alaska’s
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