November 4, 2012
Junior State of America is the largest student run organization in America of which I have been an active participant in the organization since my freshman year of high school. I joined only because my sister did it and I was looking for a place to belong. At first I had little interest in politics and my public speaking skills were not stellar. In the years that I've been a part of JSA, I've met some of the most incredible people, had the most amazing opportunities to politically get involved in my country and found a passion for not only America but for JSA itself. JSA has enabled me to find a voice within myself I never knew I possessed. I've always loved helping others-I wanted to make a difference but I often doubted myself; I never believed I could execute my ideas. This was until I had the privilege of working on fundraising projects for JSA. From working closely with the JSA Foundation as the Regional Director of Fundraising, I've not only obtained the skills to plan and organize but also the mindset that anything is possible if I believe in myself; JSA has enabled me to turn my ideas into a reality.
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