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Kate Herzig

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Bio

As a Thai Asian American, I have always been passionate about sharing my culture with others and learning from them. In my everyday life, I actively seek out opportunities to engage with new cultural experiences. Whether it's through studying new languages, traveling to a new place, or learning cooking methods from different cultures, I am always eager to expand my horizons. Academically, I strive for excellence in everything I do. I have consistently achieved top grades with recognition for academic performance. The purpose of my education extends beyond securing a successful future for myself; it is about acquiring the tools to be a good person. I firmly believe that by investing in my education, I will be better equipped to contribute meaningfully and address life challenges. Aside from academics, I am deeply involved in extracurricular activities that have shaped me into a well-rounded individual. I actively participate in volunteer work, dedicating my time and efforts to various causes. By engaging in these activities, I strive to create a positive change in the lives of those who need it most. Moreover, I have developed strong leadership skills through my involvement in sports. I have competed at the highest levels of youth and high school softball. As a pitcher, I was looked upon to lead my team every time I took the mound. Being entrusted in this position has made me a stronger person and leader. In conclusion, I am an ambitious student with a genuine passion for learning, making a difference, and positively affecting the lives of others.

Education

Muskego High School

High School
2021 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
    • Business/Managerial Economics
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations
    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Pharmaceuticals

    • Dream career goals:

      Sports

      Softball

      Varsity
      2021 – Present3 years

      Awards

      • all conference

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        Youth Sports — Instructor and Mentor
        2021 – Present
      Joseph A. Terbrack ALS Memorial Scholarship Fund
      ALS, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a debilitating disease that affects the nervous system and gradually impairs muscle movement and coordination. While I am fortunate enough not to have been directly diagnosed with ALS, it has still had a profound impact on my life. This essay aims to discuss how ALS has affected me personally, emotionally, and socially. First and foremost, ALS has served as a constant reminder of the fragility of life. Witnessing individuals suffering from this disease has made me realize how quickly our physical abilities can be taken away. It has made me appreciate and take advantage of my own health, pushing me to be more proactive in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I have become more conscious of the importance of exercise, healthy eating, and regular check-ups to keep my body functioning optimally. Emotionally, ALS has caused me immense sadness and empathy for those directly affected. Witnessing the gradual loss of independence and mobility in ALS patients has brought tears to my eyes and tugged at my heartstrings. I have developed a deeper appreciation for those who live with ALS and admire their strength and resilience in facing such adversity. This empathy has also led me to consider ways in which I can contribute to ALS research and support organizations, to help alleviate the suffering caused by this disease. Moreover, ALS has had a significant social impact on me. It has made me more mindful of inclusivity and accessibility in public spaces. Simple tasks that most people take for granted, such as navigating stairs or opening doors, can become immensely challenging for individuals with ALS. This awareness has prompted me to advocate for more inclusive designs and infrastructure, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their physical capabilities, can access and enjoy public spaces. Furthermore, ALS has made me more appreciative of the relationships in my life. Witnessing the impact of the disease on families and loved ones has reinforced the importance of cherishing the time we have together. I have become more intentional in my interactions with family and friends, cherishing every moment and expressing my love and gratitude more frequently. ALS has taught me that life is too short to hold grudges, and the power of love and support is invaluable in times of hardship. In conclusion, ALS has had a profound effect on me, both personally and emotionally. It has reminded me of the fragility of life, increased my empathy and understanding towards those living with ALS, and made me more conscious of inclusivity and accessibility. Additionally, it has reinforced the importance of cherishing the relationships we have and expressing love and support. While I am fortunate not to be directly affected, ALS has taught me invaluable life lessons and shaped my perspective on health, empathy, and gratitude.
      Bold.org x Forever 21 Scholarship + Giveaway
      @kate.herzig