As a kid, I wasn’t interested in much except for reading and a few video games. Then in 9th grade, I joined TSA. Starting off, nothing changed, but as time went on I started taking on a more responsible and confident persona. As I started taking on more leadership positions, I learned important lessons and developed useful skills and attributes such as time management skills, leadership skills, and interpersonal communication skills. Even through my other extracurriculars, TSA stood out in the fact that it was a lot bigger and a lot more fun than I’d previously thought.
If I would have known more about TSA, I would definitely have joined sooner. Over the last three years, I’ve grown exponentially. I’ve won many awards, I’m a founding member of one of the most ambitious and altruistic clubs in my school, and I’m the recruiting and security officer of my school’s JROTC Corp. And though this might seem like enough, I plan on challenging myself even more. After all, what’s the point of reaching if you’re not going to reach for the stars?