I am a very creative person, and anyone can see that just by glancing at me. I love anything that involves writing (especially creative writing). I enjoy participating in virtual contests and showcases, including talent shows, photography contests, music contests, writing contests, and more. I also enjoy attending high school hangouts, where I get to chat with my fellow students and participate in activities like Star Wars or Harry Potter trivia.
At South Caroline Connections Academy I enjoy my art electives, such as Digital Art & Design. I'm looking into graphic design as a career, so not only are these activities fun to participate in, they're also beneficial to my career plans. I am also the Vice President in my school's National Honor Society (NHS). Before I was promoted to N.H.S., I held positions such as Advisor on the Advisory Board and Vice President for South Carolina Connections Academy 's National Junior Honor Society. I love helping my fellow NHS members bring awareness to issues affecting our world today to our local communities. I also designed the NHS t-shirt for this year, so I got a little bit of graphic design experience there as well.
I have amazing relationships with my teachers! I can talk to them about anything, and they actually care. I can joke with them during LiveLessons and engage in open conversations with them. I have never felt like they are just the people on the other side of the computer screen. Rather, they are some of the most real people I know. I can honestly say I put them on the same level of trust as I do my church youth leaders and my drama directors. If I ever have questions about a struggle I'm having with my schoolwork, they give me all the time and direction I need without rushing me or showing frustration.
During my time at South Carolina Connections Academy, I have made so many fun memories. I have gone on a ton of exciting field trips, such as seeing A Wrinkle In Time at the movie theater, seeing plays at the Peace Center, going to the ice skating rink, bowling, farms, and museums. I have marched at the Capitol for school choice. I have attended recording sessions for the school newsletter, writing workshops and EOC workshops, open houses, career fairs, and book fairs.
Even with it being an online school, some of my best and most fun memories comes from in-person events with South Carolina Connections Academy. After an in-person or virtual extracurricular event, I'm always left with this happy, satisfied feeling.