“Student Government? What’s that?” I remember asking some version of this question nearly four years ago when Laura, my first friend at OHS, was telling me how she was going to run for the secretary position in SG (back when that … Continue reading Student Government: The End of a Journey
Thank you to Congressional App Challenge for having me as an intern this year! It was lovely working with the team in-person. Attending #HouseOfCode again this year but from an entirely different perspective as a volunteer was also an amazing … Continue reading Organizing #HouseOfCode in Washington D.C.
Recently, my skating club began calling for volunteers to help out with putting on a Special Olympics Figure Skating Program every week on Wednesday nights. As of now, I’ve helped out for about 5 weeks. It’s so exciting to see the participants improve so much and so quickly within this short span of time. They skate faster and faster each week and it’s becoming more difficult for me to keep up with them! Yet, somehow, I feel like I’ve learned more from them than they have from me. More updates to come. Continue reading Local Figure Skating Special Olympics Program
I went to help serve at this year’s VBS, which took place July 13th – 17th. We had a huge class of 21 seven-year-olds, but I was committed to remembering every single one of their names. I performed some of my origami ‘magic’ for them and got so many requests for origami flowers/hearts and paper airplanes. Seven is such an awesome age. It was amazing to watch their bright inquisitive minds at work, asking questions like “Why are humans more important than animals?” The entire experience inspired me to have a more open-minded learning attitude and to ask more questions. … Continue reading VBS 2015 – The Most Amazing Kids Ever
The Room to Read NJ Book Sale took place on June 10th. I was there to set up an origami booth display to sell some of the things I had made and to do several origami demonstrations. Continue reading Room to Read: Origami Booth