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Connor Kirwan

Position Applied For: Student Academic Assistant

Work and leadership experience

Aug 2014May 2015

Student Body President

Castlewood High School Student Council

I was elected Student Body President in the beginning of my senior year. I was responsible for controlling and running the student council meetings and organized the second annual Halloween Dance. Other responsibilities included speaking at Castlewood's Awards Night and taking student's opinions into consideration and reporting some concerns to the superintendent.

Aug 2014May 2015

National Honor Society President

Castlewood High School NHS

I was elected the president of Castlewood High School's Honor Society. I was in charge of all charity and volunteer events for the society. I also helped the society's adult leader manage and prepare activities of the community and school.

Dec 2014Mar 2015

Basketball Team Captain

Castlewood Boys Basketball Team

I was nominated to be team captain by my coach along with two other teammates. Our responsibilities were to motivate the team during practice and games, manage team chemistry, and look over and vote on any team decisions. 

May 2011Oct 2014

Cashier/Gas Pumper 

Kones Korner

Kones Korner is mainly a convenience and gas station. My responsibilities include pumping gas for customers, operating the cash register, interact with a variety of customers, and stock shelves. I was also responsible for organizing the plethora of merchandise when it was shipped in twice every week. 

Aug 2014Aug 2014

National Student Leadership Conference Participant

National Student Leadership Conference

I participated in the National Student Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois. At the conference, I learned valuable medical skills and various teamwork and leadership skills.  

Aug 2014Aug 2014

Castlewood Tutor Program

Castlewood High School

I was encouraged by a teacher to enlist myself into Castlewood's Peet Tutor Program. I was assigned two underclassmen. My job was to supervise the students and answer any questions that they had about the subjects in which they needed help in.


Aug 2011May 2015

High School Diploma

Castlewood High School

I was enrolled in Castlewood High School for all four years of high school. I completed 4 years of math, 4 years of English, 4 years of science, 4 years of social studies, 2 years of Spanish, 1 year of physical education and art, 1 year of computer science, 2 years of health science, 4 years of band, and 1 year of Advanced Psychology. I achieved a 3.98 GPA and an ACT score of 28.


First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
I enrolled in a first aid and CPR course where I learned various life saving skills. These skills include CPR, usage of an AED, and various first aid procedures.
Highly Organized
I have managed multiple extra curricular activities and high school courses which required for me to be organized to handle the stress and work load that came with the activities.
Knowledgeable in Spanish 
While in high school, I was required to be enrolled in two years of foreign language; Spanish.
Computer Skills
While in high school, we were expected to know how to successfully operate a computer. In order to graduate, I had to complete a computer class. In this class, I learned how to use Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel , etc. I also an knowledgeable in navigating Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and researching topics.

Honors and awards

May 2015May 2015

South Dakota Regent Scholar

State of South Dakota
The South Dakota Regent Scholar title is awarded to students who show an advanced academic performance during high school.
May 2015May 2015

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship

State of South Dakota
This academic scholarship is awarded to students who were enrolled in four years of English, science, math, and social studies courses and achieved at least a 3.5 GPA in all of them.
Aug 2011May 2015

Honor Roll of Excellency

Castlewood High School
This award is awarded to students who have achieved and maintained a GPA of 3.7 or higher throughout each quarter in the school year.
Aug 2014Oct 2014

Academic All-State Football

State of South Dakota
I achieved this award my senior year of football. To achieve this award, one needs to be a high school senior, have at least a 3.5 GPA, and be in football for three years.
Oct 2014Oct 2014

Gold Certificate in National Career Readiness

South Dakota Department of Labor
I achieved a gold certificate in the ACT Career Readiness test. I achieved a platinum ranking in math and gold rankings in both reading comprehension and locating information. 
Jun 2014Jun 2014

Boys State City Treasurer

State of South Dakota
My Boys State city chose me to be their city treasurer. I was appointed to manage the city's finances and audit any purchases.
Apr 2014Apr 2014

National Academic Decathlon MVP and Top Scorer

United States Academic Decathlon
I was part of the South Dakota National Team at the National Academic Decathlon in Honolulu, Hawaii. I achieved the Most Valuable Player and Top Scorer for the South Dakota team.


Barry Jacobsen

High School Teacher and Basketball Coach, 310 East Harry St. Castlewood, SD 257223 Work: (605) 793-2351, email: [email protected]

Keith Fodness

High School Superintendent, 310 East Harry St. Castlewood, SD 57223, Work: (605) 793-2351, email: [email protected]

Victor Carter

Employer at Kones Korner, 18229 US Hwy 81 Castlewood, SD 57223, Work: (605) 793-2347