Through my experiences in high school, I discovered that it is not the amount of things you do in your life that matters, but the people you touch that make the difference. During my four years, I participated in activities and clubs that allowed me to make a difference in the lives of those around me. I focused on serving my community. I volunteered as a coach for the children’s soccer league in Greenville. I went to different elementary schools and interacted with the students in an effort to foster a love for math, reading and learning. However, I am most dedicated to raising funds for cancer research with the American Cancer Society. I have participated in their annual fundraiser Relay for Life for the past seven years. I got involved with Relay in the fifth grade following the death of my mom from breast cancer. I wanted to do something to help those affected and touched by cancer. My mom’s battle with cancer taught me of the fleeting nature of life and the importance of your relationships with others. Although I continue to participate in challenging classes and multiple extracurricular activities, I always keep in mind the idea that quality matters over quantity. I know from the loss of my mother, that the true measure of a full life is seen in the legacy you leave behind with the people you love.
SCHOOL: J. H. Rose High School
NAME: Meera Ravi
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: I will attend UNC at Chapel Hill
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: Government and Politics
FAVORITE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Lacrosse
FAVORITE BOOK: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
FAVORITE SONG: Stay by Rihanna
FAVORITE BAND: Sugarland
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Bones
FAVORITE MOVIE: Life As We Know It
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS: Katherine Heigl
FAVORITE FOOD: Cookie dough
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON WEEKENDS: Spend time with friends and family
FAVORITE SEASON: Spring
FUN FACT: I am quite indecisive.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: If my sister could count as an item I would take her with me.
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