Throughout my high school experience, nothing has quite defined me like my struggle to overcome social anxiety. I actually ended up taking a year off and going to online school to try to fix it (it got worse, and it’s a mistake I’m going to highlight). However, I pushed myself to go back to my public school to ensure that I got the best education (we start AP’s in Junior year) and was willing to confront one of my biggest challenges with an academic initiative. I want to show how dramatically I changed over the year by explaining how I was selected for a leadership camp by a teacher that noticed my change, along with rising up and taking leadership positions in clubs to ensure that next year’s members felt as welcome as I did when I was struggling. Lastly, I pushed myself and became a Link Crew leader (to help freshmen transition) to ensure that terrified freshman felt welcome like I never did.
I would also really like to use humor in the essay, especially the beginning, to set a positive tone rather than a dismal one that seems like the experience was extremely negative.
Thanks ahead of time.