First I would like to start off with thank you so much for taking the time to not only read this basically autobiographical paper on myself but to take the time to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf; it is greatly appreciated. Through high school everyone faces a mountain or two through the quick four years you spend there; mine happened to be ADD. I was not diagnosed until my senior year for the soul purpose of never being tested, my mother and I thought that it was a phase and I would soon grow up; but my academics suffered. Sitting in class everyday trying to completely focus and retain all the new information was my toughest problem, the slightest tap of the pen or pop of someones gum would instantly distract me and as long as that was going on that is all that i was focused on. I maintained A's, B's and a few c's; when I know that i could have done better. My mom and I going into senior year agreed that i would be tested, sooner or later results came back and I was diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficient Disorder) which is an actual chemical imbalance in your body. Not long after i was put on medication we began to see a HUGE change in my grades and overall disposition, school became easier for me and I could remember how to do things as well as stay engaged for the entire course, my grades went to A's and B's with no C's in sight. Life became easier for me, the diagnosis it has helped me set a fire to my hunger to learn and excel in school. I have goals to make the Deans list every chance possible and to eventually go onto Graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania where i will continue my studies of business.
Overall I want to get the message across that I am a dedicated student, as well as I could be described as bubbly, adventurous, loyal, dependent, courageous, and charming.
I'm a huge people person and I jump at the chance to meet new people, which is why I believe joining a sorority is right for me; I can bring a lot to any organization. The advertisement of sisterhood for life excites me, I have friends and family who have joined sororities and fraternities and are still to this day as close as ever with their brothers and sisters; and that will be something else that i look forward to. Another large aspect that interests me in the philanthropy side of things, I love the idea of organizations helping organizations, I would love to be apart of something bigger than I am and to help someone else in need. I believe that, that is what we area all here for; to help those who we can offer assistance to. Everyone needs help at one point in their lifetime and i cannot think of anything more humbling than community service.