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Tara McEldowney

Position Applied For: Student Academic Assistant


Nov 2014Mar 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.


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 2014Aug 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.


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.


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 2013Aug 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.



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: [email protected]

Adam Rudebusch English Teacher, Castlewood High School

310 E. Harry Street, Castlewood, SD 57223  Telephone: 605 - 881 - 4442 Email: [email protected]

Leslie Tvedt, Head Basketball Coach, Castlewood High School

310 E. Harry Street, Castlewood, SD 57223 Telephone: 605 - 881 - 1471 Email: [email protected]