At St. Matthew's Parish school we use the motto "Serve, Lead, Flourish" in almost all the things we do. I use these principals almost everyday. During the seventh grade year, I served dinner to the homeless at the Turning Point Housing Program. Along with five other students from St. Matthew's, I helped prepare guacamole, chips, salsa, tacos, and ice cream. The population there was mainly homeless people, but being able to serve them dinner and engage in conversations made me feel really good. To me, leadership means to be a positive role model and to be responsible when around younger children. Setting a good example towards younger children is a great way to lead. Younger kids look up to kids who are older than them, and want to be exactly like them. When a student or anyone is being a good role model, the young children follow his or hers example. Being a leader in the classroom is important because it shows the teacher and other classmates that I am an attentive and active student. Lastly, flourishing means to try as hard as you can to excel in every class, test, quiz, and even in sports. In school, I flourish by engaging in class discussions and working hard on every assignment and test I am given. I also attempt to flourish in any sport I decide to go for. My main sports are volleyball and horse back riding. In volleyball, flourishing while on the court is a great way to show my coach and teammates that they can depend on me and trust me if anything goes wrong. Flourishing while riding horses shows the horse that I have confidence in them and shows the horse that I care about them and love them. Even while off the horse, flourishing at the barn and stables shows respect to my trainer and that I care and want to learn more about the horses. In conclusion, the motto "Serve, Lead, Flourish" has helped me through my life and I will continue to use it for as long as possibe.