Amanda Lopez Rising Stars Presentation




†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Good evening family, friends, and fellow classmates...My name is Amanda Lopez. First and foremost, I would like to thank the Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior, Father, and my All. I would like to thank those who gave me the opportunity to be in this program... I would like to thank Mrs. Romano for giving her patience, time, dedication, and her kindness to handle us ten! I know it was hard...I would like to thank my Mom for being there for me and helping me out. Now...To my fellow new friends...Leah, a.k.a. ďGrannyĒ...Youíve been such a good friend because I can go to you about any problem and you would help me out...Markeeta and Joenia, thanks for being there for me and for letting me be part ofďThe BookĒ. La Shana, thanks for being there for always laughing with me all the time...Good luck in college! Maria and Xamarys, thanks for always being there for me and for being in the bus with me...I felt that we got to know each other better! Candice, Nailan, and Brittany...I thank you for being a new friend! Iím glad I met you! Thank you for everything...


††††††††††††††††††††††† Now, about Rising Stars and my experience...What Iíve gained from Rising Stars was support, empowerment, social competencies, and positive identity...The benefits Iíve gained are opening up to my loved ones and Iíve taken life more seriously. Iíve learned more about different careers, Iíve joined more clubs, and Iíve spent more time with my family and friends. What made an impact on me was learning the skills and values of leadership. I think that if people were to plant this seed in many different parts of this community, that it would grow very strongly and positively... All you need is time and dedication. My favorite chapter was Chapter 11...Leading Others...because helping my friends and others achieve is a key goal in finding friends and a way to become strong and a way to help you succeed.


†††††††††††††††††††††† Leadership skills help me become humble and it lets me think and decide from right and wrong pathes. To me, leadership skills and success are related because you need leadership skills and motivation to achieve success.


††††††††††††††††††††† What I want to fulfill in my career life is become a fashion designer, photographer, and work in a law firm. The best part of Rising Stars that I loved was meeting new people but best of all was learning what true value is! True value is standing up for your beliefs and never giving them up. I define true value as things you love and cherish. To end this presentation, I would like to end it with a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, ďNo one can make you feel inferior without your consent.Ē


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