Tara McEldowney

  • Castlewood SD

Position Applied For: Student Academic Assistant


Work History
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015

Point Guard

Castlewood HS Basketball Team, Castlewood, SD

I maintain a positive attitude throughout the whole season.

I am sedulous every practice and every game.

I try my hardest to be an appropriate role model for the kids below me.

2013 - 2015

Youth Group Member

Castlewood HS Youth Group, Castlewood, SD

I volunteered at the PACH Program twice where we actively packed book bags full of food for kids who don't have a stable home life.

I also worked at the Presbyterian Basketball Tournament where I successfully ran the clock and kept book.

I raced all around Castlewood asking citizens if they had any food to donate to the Food Pantry.

I volunteered to help out at the Presbyterian Church Banquet where I diligently worked to make sure all the tables and food were ready for the Banquet.

I also volunteered to work at the Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown where we served the elderly hot soup and cookies. I rapidly cleaned all the tables once they were done eating and set out new silverware and napkins.

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014

Vacation Bible School Group Leader

Vacation Bible School, Castlewood, SD

As a group leader, I had to cautiously keep track of each kid in my group and guided them to every station.

Also I had to memorize all the actions to the songs and help the kids in my group learn them.

2014 - 2014

Volleyball Setter

Castlewood HS Volleyball Team, Castlewood, SD

I was one of the oldest players on Junior Varsity, so I taught some of the younger girls how to approach spikes.

Also I suggested to them different serving techniques.

2013 - 2014

Funeral Server

St. John's Catholic Church, Castlewood, SD

As a funeral server, I answered to each and every one of Father Ken Koster's requests.

Also I made sure the candles were lit and ready for the service.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Employee at Jena's Daycare

Jena's Daycare, Castlewood, SD

I kept a watchful eye on the toddlers making sure that everyone followed the rules, so they didn't get hurt.

I was very reliable whenever Jena would suddenly have to leave. If she had to take off, then I'd be put in charge.

I also maintained a punctual schedule for every day that I needed to work.

I used my creativity to entertain the kids at the playground.


2013 - 2017

High School Diploma (Anticipated: 05/2017)

Castlewood High School, Castlewood, SD

GPA: 4.0

Coursework: Geometry, Biology, Geography, Sewing (Enrichment), Physical Science, Algebra I, English Composition I-II, World Literature, Speech, Spanish I-II, and Art I




Ever since I was little, I have played a variety of sports. I developed teamwork at a very young age by playing t-ball and now varsity basketball and volleyball.

Time Management

Because of the heavy workload that high school brings, I have developed my time management skills. 


I have had many experiences leading younger children in a plethora of situations including basketball and volleyball camps and Vacation Bible School. 



Kyle Kooima, Science Teacher, Castlewood High School

310 E. Harry Street, Castlewood, SD 57223 Telephone: 884 - 6303 Email: kyle.kooima@k12.sd.us

Adam Rudebusch English Teacher, Castlewood High School

310 E. Harry Street, Castlewood, SD 57223  Telephone: 605 - 881 - 4442 Email: adam.rudebusch@k12.sd.us

Leslie Tvedt, Head Basketball Coach, Castlewood High School

310 E. Harry Street, Castlewood, SD 57223 Telephone: 605 - 881 - 1471 Email: leslie.tvedt@k12.sd.us