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Alexa Amico

1035

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1x

Finalist

1x

Winner

Bio

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. I've always loved this quote because to me happiness is all of the things that we experience along the way, not only where we end up. I think of success the same way. I envision a future where I've achieved success through hard work and determination, becoming a self-reliant and accomplished woman. I’m not exactly sure what I want to do yet but I have a passion for working with children. I am undecided between going into early childhood education, speech pathology and audiology, communications or pediatric healthcare. My journey in this field began as a Mother's Helper at a young age. Over time, I transitioned to the role of a Babysitter and eventually secured a position at a local daycare. I am also currently in my second year of Child Development at my High School, where I care for and educate preschool-age children. I am confident that my first year in college will help me to explore my options and figure out which field I want to ultimately pursue.

Education

Jefferson Township High School

High School
2020 - 2023

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Education, General
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Education

    • Dream career goals:

      Speech Language Pathologist, Pediatric Healthcare, Early Childhood Education

    • Babysitter

      Private Family Residence
      2016 – 20226 years
    • Counter | Hostess | Waitress

      Franks Pizza and Restaurant
      2021 – 20232 years
    • Assistant Teacher

      Daycare
      2023 – Present1 year

    Sports

    Lacrosse

    Varsity
    2015 – 20227 years

    Awards

    • Most Valuable Player

    Cheerleading

    Varsity
    2013 – 202310 years

    Awards

    • Coaches Award

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Project Kind — Sandwich Maker
      2017 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      JTRCA — Volunteer Cheerleading Coach
      2018 – 2020

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Redefining Victory Scholarship
    Happiness is a journey, not a destination. I've always loved this quote because to me happiness is all of the things that we experience along the way, not only where we end up. I think of success the same way. I envision a future where I've achieved success through hard work and determination, becoming a self-reliant and accomplished woman. I’m not exactly sure what I want to do yet but I have a passion for working with children. I am undecided between going into early childhood education, speech pathology and audiology, communications or pediatric healthcare. My journey in the field of childcare began long before I even realized it. As a Mother's Helper, I witnessed firsthand the joy and challenges of caring for young children. Over time, my role evolved, and I took on responsibilities as a Babysitter and later as a Teacher’s Assistant at a local daycare. These experiences have not only sharpened my practical skills but have also deepened my understanding of the complexities involved in child development and education. Additionally, my involvement as a dedicated Volunteer Recreational Cheerleading Coach has further contributed to shaping who I've become. I've volunteered my time to mentor and teach younger cheerleaders various skills, from sideline cheers and dances to halftime routines, safe stunting, and tumbling techniques. Through coaching, I've witnessed firsthand the transformative power of mentorship and guidance in shaping young minds. It has taught me the importance of patience, empathy, and effective communication in fostering growth and development. This hands-on experience has provided me with invaluable insights and skills, further fueling my determination to make a positive impact in the lives of children. Born into adversity to teenage parents who faced homelessness and health struggles, I've witnessed firsthand the importance of resilience and determination. As a first-generation college student, I am driven by a desire to break free from the constraints of my upbringing and create a better life for myself and my family. Education, to me, represents more than just a degree; it symbolizes hope, opportunity, and the chance to rise above the limitations that I have witnessed my parents be stunted by. Being a first-generation college graduate means defying expectations, embracing opportunities, and forging a path of success for myself and future generations. It symbolizes breaking barriers and paving the way for others in my family and community to follow. My pursuit of higher education is not only for personal advancement but also to inspire those around me and demonstrate that with hard work, perseverance, and education, anything is possible. Despite the financial challenges and hardships I've encountered, I remain unwavering in my pursuit of higher education. With this scholarship, I see an opportunity to turn my dreams into reality, to demonstrate that with hard work, perseverance, and education, anything is possible. This scholarship will not only alleviate some of the financial burdens but also provide me with the support and resources necessary to continue on my journey towards success. I am determined to seize this opportunity, to expand my horizons, and to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
    New Jersey First Generation Scholarship
    Winner
    In my journey toward happiness and success, I've always believed that the path we take holds as much value as the destination itself. My vision for the future is one where I've attained success through dedication and perseverance, ultimately becoming a self-sufficient and accomplished woman. While I'm still exploring my specific career path, my passion lies in working with children, whether it be in early childhood education, speech pathology, or pediatric healthcare. My journey in this field started at a young age as a Mother's Helper and gradually transitioned into roles such as a Babysitter and a Teacher’s Assistant at a local daycare. Additionally, I've been actively involved in my high school's Child Development program, where I've had the opportunity to care for and educate preschool-age children. This hands-on experience has solidified my passion for working with children and has provided me with valuable insights into many aspects of childcare. My involvement as a dedicated Volunteer Recreational Cheerleading Coach has further contributed to shaping who I've become. I've volunteered my time to mentor and teach younger cheerleaders various skills, from sideline cheers and dances to halftime routines, safe stunting, and tumbling techniques. This experience has not only reinforced my passion for working with children but has also shaped my career aspirations. Born into adversity to teenage parents who faced homelessness and health struggles, I've witnessed firsthand the importance of resilience and determination. As a first-generation college student, I am driven by a desire to break free from the constraints of my upbringing and create a better life for myself and my family. Education, to me, represents more than just a degree; it symbolizes hope, opportunity, and the chance to rise above the limitations that I have witnessed my parents be stunted by. Being a first-generation college graduate means defying expectations, embracing opportunities, and forging a path of success for myself and future generations. It symbolizes breaking barriers and paving the way for others in my family and community to follow. My pursuit of higher education is not only for personal advancement but also to inspire those around me and demonstrate that with hard work, perseverance, and education, anything is possible. Despite the financial challenges and hardships I've encountered, I remain unwavering in my pursuit of higher education. With this scholarship, I see an opportunity to turn my dreams into reality, to demonstrate that with hard work, perseverance, and education, anything is possible. This scholarship will not only alleviate some of the financial burdens but also provide me with the support and resources necessary to continue on my journey towards success. I am determined to seize this opportunity, to expand my horizons, and to make a positive impact in the lives of others.