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Addison Lowery

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Bio

Hi there, my name is Addison Lowery but I go by my middle name Kinslie. I hope to become a dermatologist one day which led me to my interest in HOSA. I am currently serving as my chapters president along with being our NHS chapters secretary, a member of student leadership, and on yearbook committee. Additionally, I have been a cheerleader my entire life and was able to secure a roster spot on one of the best teams in the nation. I would be really grateful to receive any scholarship so that I may be able to advance my goals and attend medical school at the University of Kentucky.

Education

Hendersonville High School

High School
2020 - 2023

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Majors of interest:

    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
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  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Hospital & Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

      -
    • babysitter/ dogsitter

      myself
      2020 – Present4 years

    Sports

    Cheerleading

    Varsity
    2016 - Present8 years

    Awards

    • state chamionship
    • national chanpionship
    • regional championship

    Public services

    • Public Service (Politics)

      Healthy Schools Teamproviding the screening
      2022 – Present
    • Volunteering

      NHSputting the baskets together
      2023 – 2023
    • Volunteering

      HOSAevent coordinator
      2023 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    New Kids Can Scholarship
    Winner
    I drag my feet as 11:40 approaches and I know it’s time to go to lunch. My first day has not gone swimmingly and I’m already feeling reserved, the last place I want to be is a noisy lunchroom. I had always been a quiet kid, and perfer to let conversations come to me rather than have to engage in them myself. There was just something uncomfortable to me about inserting myself into another persons discussion. However, my worst case scenario just got a lot worse. I had figured I would sit alone, probably looking pathetic but not having to deal with the social interaction similar to that I’ve been seeing all day. “Hey, who are you,” “Who’s she?” High school girls really do have a way of making you feel like the talk of the town, and in my case this wasn’t a positive. However I wouldn’t be able to avoid this interaction because while I scan the tables for a reserved location, I find no such luck. I decide to suck it up and sit with a group of girls, my anxiety is at an all time high but little did I know these would be some of my best friends in the years to come. I have been the new kid twice in my high school career. My first time, I came from the rival school and was fairly reserved. My first day in that lunch room forced me out of my shell and I was able to see so many positive benefits of being involved. This newfound encouragement led me to open myself to not only new conversations but also taking on new school engagements. I turned into a social butterfly, being apart of the yearbook committee, student council, HOSA, the cheer team, and later National Honors Society. This experience carried me into my second move. A new school was built ten minutes from my house and I was rezoned. People from all around my area were being moved around so we all became the new kids together. Through the strength from my first move I was able to work to encourage a “bought in” attitude. From pep rallies to gameday, to Nation Honors Society inductions our school felt like home as we all embraced the newness instead of shying away from it. I’m now in the running for class president, our NHS secretary, and our Health Occupational Students of America(HOSA) chapters president. I don’t think any of this would have been possible had it not been for that day in the lunchroom when I had to go make connections and talk to others. Through my involvement in HOSA early on I decided to go into medical feild one day, a decision I would likely still be unsure of if not for my forced by friend’s involvement. I wouldn’t be the person I am today had I never been the new kid. My moving schools gave me confidence and reassure ment in my personality and skill level and for that I am forever grateful, even if it all began in a noisy lunchroom.