Round Up Scholarship Winner
"How is Volunteering Important to Me?"
I made the shot! I scored the winning point and I am so proud of myself. I look over to see that my mom is missing; gone on another ambulance call again. My mother has been a volunteer for the Fire and Ambulance Service in Quemado for over twenty years, so you could say that it holds a special place in my heart. I have seen the respect in people's eyes when they look at her. When you find someone as selfless as she is, gives you special feelings of happiness, pride, and fulfillment.
I volunteer in the hopes that someday, if I should need it, someone will help me and show me kindness in the same way that I helped other people. Volunteering is important to me, because it shows me that in this crazy, hateful world, there are still people out there who have faith and hope and will still be selfless enough to give up just about everything to help you can't help but respect what she does.
What does volunteering mean to me? Volunteering means giving your time and your resources to help others. It means you stand to gain nothing but the gratitude of those that are affected by your kindness and you do it anyways. Helping others gives you a sense of personal satisfaction and pride that nothing else can. I have learned that from my mom and while doing volunteer work myself.
I have volunteered at shelters and at various other places across New Mexico and I love that feeling that you get when you know you have done something good for someone. When you know that you have made their lives better in one way or another. There is a pride and also a humbleness that you feel when helping others less fortunate than you. It really makes you appreciate your life a whole lot more.
Volunteering is an amazing accomplishment and really shows the character of your heart.
It gives you hope for humanity to see the selfless people who volunteer; who lose sleep, who miss their kid's winning shot, who work without gaining any kind of payment, just to help others.
Even if it is at a disadvantage to yourself, helping other people and even animals their fellow man and make it a better place.
My name is Diana Hart. I am a recent graduate of Quemado High School. What I am working towards is a major in psychology, specifically young adult counseling. I am going to Western New Mexico University for secondary school to get my Bachelors degree in counseling. Receiving this Scholarship would mean a lot to me. It would mean that I can be the first in my family, siblings or parents, to attend college. It would mean that after all I have been through and all I have worked hard for, I can go to college and not have to worry about if I can pay the expenses or not. With this scholarship, I could set the path for a bright and successful future. Thank You for considering my application.
(Ed. Diana Hart was chosen by the Cielito Lindo Ranch board to receive the 2016 Round Up Scholarship. We congratulate her on her excellent letter, which demonstrated the creativity and clarity we were looking for. Thanks to everyone who applied for the scholarship—we wish them well in their future endeavors. Thank you also to everyone who contributed to the scholarship and the future.)