As a student of Fontbonne Hall Academy, I have received opportunities that have allowed me to become an independent and confident person. My endeavours in Speech and Debate have taught me how to work hard and speak up for myself and others. My respect for those in need has grown through all the service opportunities Fontbonne has provided me. One that stands out to me is the Young Women's Leadership in the Dominican Republic trip. There, I learned about the different organizations and missions to make their society better. We learned about the importance of giving those in need the tools to better their society themselves instead of doing it for them. These service opportunities have inspired me to do more - such as helping the Sisters of St. Joseph's in the summer. They have made me realize what I want to do as my future career. I hope to attend a university and pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.