University of California - Santa Cruz
Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.
Towards the end of second semester, [Name of my high school] takes pride in hosting its annual Pep Week: a week dedicated to showcasing each class's school spirit and creativity. A great benefit of Pep Week is that it increases school involvement and forms a community through semester-long projects, which translate into both academic and social success for students. Unfortunately, by my sophomore year, support for this event had become lackluster. ASB felt that it was too burdensome and time-consuming, with it taking extensive resources and time to plan and organize. In contrast, the general student population felt that their ideas weren't being heard and that it was becoming an event exclusive to only ASB- allowing little opportunity to participate. This lack of enthusiasm lead the school to consider putting an end to my favorite long-standing tradition.
To prevent a potential cancellation, I took initiative and shared my class's concerns with our ASB and urged them to be more inclusive and offered my help as an artist. Although I wasn't a member, I was given the role of helping delegate a group of artists to come up with mural designs and help with their painting skills. For students who wished to participate but weren't as...
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