Courtney: a girl with a quiescent soul and a laugh and voice as loud as thunder.
and it was incredible. It was only two other Stamps students and I at the dinner. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina were so down to earth and inspiring. I am in awe of their courage and ability to speak their minds regardless of consequence. They really put themselves on the line and have paid the price for it, and that only made them stronger. I’m so lucky to go to a university that provides me with such incredible opportunities.
A lot of pictures were taken, but they haven’t been emailed to me yet. As soon as they are I will post them!
Anonymous said: Hello. I love looking through your works and I'm incredibly pleased that you will be going to UoM because I live near there too! Since I am starting my college applications. I was wondering if you could tell us how you listed your 5 awards (since you have so many) and how you organized your 10 activities. Thank you so much! :) Have the best of time in UMich. They have fat squirrels that are wonderful.
Hi! I’m sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, I was on vacation and didn’t have much time to be around my computer, but I’m here now! I’m so excited to be going to Michigan, you have no idea. 1 week from today :)
In terms of organizing my awards, I didn’t heave near enough spaces to list them individually. To remedy that, I chose only the most significant awards and grouped them together, each including multiple years. So it went a little something like this:
- National Gold Medal, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (2) 2012, 2013
- National Silver Medal, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (3) 2010, 2013
- Regional Gold Keys, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (13) 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Regional Silver Keys, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (7) 2011, 2012, 2013
- Chicago Academy for the Arts Best In Show, poetry (2) fiction (1) 2011, 2012
Then for my ten activities, I mostly chose to highlight the activities that I felt encapsulated my passions the most! I chose to list multiple poetry and journalism publications under that section, as well as my after school jobs (such as working as a camp counselor, an aid to an autistic child, and a program assistant at a park district for children with mental, physical, or emotional disabilities), and the clubs I was involved in at school. I also included my experience in attending Feminist Camp under that section as well, as it counts as volunteer work :)
hope that helps! good luck my friend