Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 18:09
Last fall I attended Centennial High School and Parkland was the only college I applied to. The reason for my decision was that, unlike most colleges, Parkland was affordable for me. I had also heard many things about Parkland that made it seem appealing to me such as the professors, the student-to-teacher ratio in classes, and many other helpful resources. Parkland seemed like a very nice, affordable facility to begin my higher education at.
I want to be apart of Student Government because I want to be involved in student life at Parkland. I think I have what it takes because of related experiences in high school such as: being the trumpet section leader in marching band, being a member of the National Honors Society and being a captain on the basketball team for the years that I played at Centennial.
Being from Champaign, I have been exposed to a lot of positive AND negative stereotypes about Parkland. If I were in Student Government, I would make an effort to help end the negative stereotypes. Parkland should not be a place that any of its’ students should feel anything less than good about. Parkland is a great school with just as much opportunity for success, if not more, than bigger, 4-year universities, and I want all of it’s students to be able to recognize that. #CobraPride