Kaylee Ferrito

Kaylee Ferrito

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Waitress

The Flame Family Resteraunt

I am a waitress at The Flame. I work after school and on weekends. I tend to close and work the last few hours bymyself. I work 5 days a week usually 6 hours a day. I make a decent amount in tips and i get compliments daily. This job helped me get to know the new people in my new town. I enjoy this job, it is layed back and friendly. I plan to work here for a long time.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

Front Line Attendant/ Waitress

Golden Corral Resteraunt

Was a good start up job but i worked too many hours and the people there stressed me out. I was pushed too hard and the late night work made my grades suffer. I had to quit for those reasons and also to prepare for my move in june five hours  away from my current location.

Education

Education

High School Student

Rib Lake High School

I tranfered to Rib Lake my senior year of high school due to a family move. It's a very small school. I am specializing my classes around veternarian science.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

High School Student

Waukesha South High School

Attended my freshman high school year till my junior year.

Skills

Skills

Computer photo editing

I learned to use photoshop and adobe picture editing and am able to do a lot of different photo edits. I am good at making advertisment photography too. I have also learned about editing online pages from experience with personal blogging pages.

Student Aide/Tutor

I love helping others. So, in my spare time at school I tutor. I was hired by the School District of Waukesha to help out the sophomores in my school. I do it for an hour every Monday. I spend the rest of my week in that hour as a student aide, I help out my previous teacher who is in charge of a gym class called Trends. Trends in a mixed variety of exercises with everything from yoga to step and elliptical. I help the students get motivated to work out and also help out the teacher with any side work like attendance. For a couple weeks I volenteered to lead workouts while the teacher was healing an injury. I love doing this because it helps motivate others who may have been giving in and it makes me happy!

Painter (Artist)

I started drawing and painting classes young. I decided that i would take at least one art class a year. I started seventh grade and have since taken a year long Drawing and Painting class. I now have 5 years of experience and plan to continue my senior year.

photographer

I started a photography class my junior year of high school. I loved it and had aan A all year long. I plan to take more photo classes. My mom is also a photographer so i learned from her too.

Interest

I have a dog showing career. My grandma got me interested when I was very young. I started showing dogs when i was 8 and have won many awards. I spend a couple weekends here and there showing in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. I love animals and i love feeling accomplished. At a young age i felt superior when i won against people three times my age! My grandma developed lung cancer about three years ago. She is now in remission but she cant run with the dogs to show anymore. I plan to continue dog showing when i get older. It's a good hobby to have, its motivating and it's comforting to surround yourself with people who care for animals as much as i do. 

Final College Statment

Dream to Succeed; Succeed to Dream

Dreaming to succeed. Ever since I was little my dream was to become something I’d be proud to look back on. I want to be more than my parents got to be and I want to prove that I was worth the time that they had spent caring for me when they could have been in school improving their futures. I want to be successful for them, but I want to be succesful for me too; you only live once, so live it the right way.

Changing my mind multiple times, as children always do, I was always commited to the animal field. I found an interest in animals at a young age deciding to be a dolphin trainer and then an owner of an adoption center. My grandmother always told me “when you grow up you’re going to be a vet!” The thought of that made me cringe. Working with sick animals was the last thing on my list. Then in high school I adopted a kitten. I got excited at the thought of taking him to the vet and seeing the doctor congratulate us on a good bill of health. I was upset to find that he had a heart murmur and extreme athsma but all the procedures they did interested me and at that instant I wish I could help. I called my grandmother to tell her what I had discovered, “You were right. I want to be a vet!”

I had the potentail from the start, I just couldn’t let it out. My parents never completed college and I had no motivation from my family to go to college. Seeing how rough their lives were, I decided that it was necessary. Coming from a poor family with a large some of kids and one disabled sister, it was hard to get the attention I needed. I strugled with math skills and still struggle with test taking but I finally got some of the help I needed. A.V.I.D, (Advancement Via Individual Determination), was a class meant to help students who had the potential but needed a push to reach their goals. It pushed my low 2.3 GPA to an amazing 3.8. They have created the person I have and helped pushed me to do things I never thought I could do; be successful. I can be a vet and I can be all that my parents hope me to be. Through all the difficulty I’ve been through and all that I will go through later, I’m dedicated to being all that I possibly can be to live the American dream that some are robbed the pleasure of having.

Summary

My name is Kaylee Ferrito. I'm a high school senior preparing for college. I previously moved to Rib Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin from Waukesha, Wisconsin. Last year I was apart of a class called A.V.I.D. (advancement via individual determination) where I learned how to prepare for college. I found my major when i brought home a sick kitten full of fleas. Now I am preparing for veternarian school. I shadow a vetrenarian every couple months in my visits to Waukesha and am excited to make Veternanrian Science my career. Ten years from now, I see myself in a vet office making devistated pet owners feel better. I see myself succesful because I'm determined to be all that I possibly can.

Awards:

April 2011 -Student of the Month (Biology)

May 2011 -Student of the Month (A.V.I.D.)

2010-2011 School Year -Student Achievement Award

Vet Shadowing

After years of my family telling me what I would do when i grow up, I finally felt the calling. I decided to try the job on first hand by shadowing. I shadowed a Vet a few times during my spring and summer break and found that i really do love it. I plan to do more shadowing once i find a vet in my new area.

College Paper

Dream to Succeed; Succeed to Dream

I dream to succeed. Ever since I was little my dream was to become something that would make my family proud. I want to be more than my parents got to be and I want to prove that I was worth the time that they spent caring for me when they could have been in school bettering their future. I want to be successful. I found an interest in animals at a young age. My grandmother always told me “when you grow up you’re going to be a vet!” The thought of that made me cringe. Then in high school my boyfriend and I adopted a kitten. I got excited at the thought of taking him to the vet and seeing the doctor congratulate us on a good bill of health. I was upset to find that he had a heart murmur but all the procedures they did interested me. I called my grandmother to tell her what I discovered, “You were right. I want to be a vet!”

            For Christmas of my junior year of high school my grandmother gave me a chance to shadow at a veterinarian office. I was excited and participated in the opportunity the fallowing spring break. It was scary watching the surgeries but I learned so much so quick. I accompanied the vet techs to the appointments and examined medications and notes. I knew that this was my place to be and was reluctant to leave when I saw that my ride had arrived to pick me up.

            A month before I lost my grandpa. It was devastating but we were happy to hear that his beautiful house was entitled to our family. The new home offered new advantages to the field of study I was interested in. There were many programs given by the northern Wisconsin universities. It was a scary move, coming from a big school into a senior class of only 43. I was afraid of the sudden changes from my city life to a life of solitude. Yet it didn’t affect my grades as much as it affected my spirit. I was sad to leave my amazing AP classes and A.V.I.D. class. Advancement Via Individual Determination, was a class meant to help students who had the potential but needed a push to reach their goals. It pushed my low 2.3 GPA to an amazing 3.8. I truly am thankful for all they’ve done and I didn’t look forward to leaving them. They have created the person I have and helped pushed me to do things I never thought I could do; be successful. I can be a vet and I can be all that my parents hope me to be. I really do dream to live a life of success and I’ll do anything to get to a dream so bright.

College Paper

 What Will You Bring?

            The key goal to any success involves the personal skills you bring to the table. As a single person or as a team your talents are put to the test. We all have them, we know what they are and we use them consistently. Some of us are team leaders, some are creative geniuses and some are talented speakers. We all bring purpose to the lives we live and I have found mine. I am determination. I’m the motivation. I am positive, I’m even devotion. I carry the characteristics of a leader.

            I belong to a high school class called A.V.I.D. This stands Advancement Via Individual Determination, it gives students who have the potential of achieving the help they need to drive them to succeed. Within the 2 years I’ve been in this program, I have watched every one of us grow academically. That helpful push made us all leaders in our high school. I enjoy helping others strive to be their best and my determination reaches out to others when they truly need it. When I entered A.V.I.D. I had no idea how much a little positivity could help my grades. When a new topic came up and I couldn’t get it the first time, I knew no matter what, it was possible. My learning skills advanced from there and I glowed bright with motivation. I loved being successful and even found it more fun to help others succeed. The A.V.I.D program gave me the opportunity to tutor the grade below me in my free class period. I get to help younger A.V.I.D. students achieve what they thought they never could be; I love motivating others.

            I enjoy a challenge because I know I can do it and I also love helping others with their challenges. I am a leader and that’s what I can thank for all that I’ve succeeded and all that’s yet to come.

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