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Katie Stone

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Bio

I am a college student who wants to pursue a career in the criminal justice field. On the side, I work out, spend time with my friends and family, and love to go on ride-alongs. I transferred to Sam Houston State University in the Spring semester of 2022 and am on track to graduate Fall of 2023.

Education

Eastfield College

Associate's degree program
2020 - 2021
  • Majors:
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Eastfield College

Associate's degree program
2020 - 2021
  • Majors:
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Criminal Justice and Corrections, General
    • Criminology
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Security and Investigations

    • Dream career goals:

      Prevent and solve crime

    • Administration

      Interstate Threaded Products
      2019 – Present5 years

    Sports

    Softball

    Varsity
    2018 – 20202 years

    Awards

    • Lighthouse Award

    Arts

    • Poteet High School

      Music
      2014 – 2020

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Poteet High School — Parade
      2018 – 2018
    • Volunteering

      Poteet High School — Worked stations and I was in charge of a bounce house.
      2019 – 2019

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    Nikhil Desai "Favorite Film" Scholarship
    My favorite movie of all time is The Hunger Games. It is an action movie that takes place in a futuristic world that no one would want the Earth to come to. To sum up the plot, there is a thing called the "Hunger Games" that take place each year and two people from each district have to go and fight until the death. There are 12 districts, each that is responsible for providing the Capitol of the world with something beneficial. The main character reminds me a lot about myself and my family. She has a soldier like personality who wants the best for her family and will do absolutely anything in her power to do it.
    Brady Cobin Law Group "Expect the Unexpected" Scholarship
    To many, leaving a legacy means to die with a certain amount of property or money. However, to me, legacy means leaving a mark on someone's life whether that be through morals and wisdom, skills, or love. To me, to leave a legacy one would have to pass on positive traits to someone else through family, friendships, or even to strangers, however, for this legacy to live on, one would have to leave a big enough mark on someone's life to make them want to leave a mark on another person's life. I feel as though I was put on this planet to help people and my community. My way of pursuing this passion has led me to want to get into law enforcement. By being in law enforcement I believe that I can spread my legacy from person to person by helping them when they are typically at the lowest part of their lives. By accomplishing this ambition I feel as though my life has mattered not only to my family and the people that I knew, but to future generations who would want to do the same. Remembering myself isn’t important, but remembering my morals, love, and intentions are.
    Charles R. Ullman & Associates Educational Support Scholarship
    I am currently taking classes at Dallas Community Colleges and, unfortunately, everything is online. I plan on transferring and attending classes at Sam Houston State University in the spring semester of 2022. Right now, I am working on getting an associates degree with a field of study in criminal justice because this degree will transfer easier to Sam Houston State. There I will get my bachelors in criminal justice. With this degree I plan on pursuing some kind of career that has to do with putting bad people away, however, the specific job area is undecided. My career goals would include something along the lines of being an FBI agent, homeland security agent, or even work in VICE. With classes being online, I do have a lot of spare time to myself. I have used this time to stay active, work, and even go on ride-alongs. Going on ride-alongs makes me feel more in contact with who and what I want to be after I finish school, while also keeping me engaged in my community. They even had me debating on getting into policing, but I have decided that I want to go further into law enforcement. Ride-alongs do help me get an idea of things that I would be going through on a daily basis and prepares me to see what it is like to be in an officer's shoes. I do know that in detective work, a lot of people who start out tend to be police officers for a certain amount of time. This has motivated me to stay active and in shape so that I am either ahead or not far behind the average male. I am a 5’2’’, 120 pound female, so the odds aren’t particularly stacked in my favor. That being said, I am building muscle and trying to beat my mile time so that I can be prepared for any agility tests in my future. This is also why I am interested in VICE. You obviously have to be able to defend yourself, however, it does have a different skill set than a regular patrol officer. As long as I am putting bad people away and helping others I can confidently say that I don’t care where I end up as long as me and my family are happy. Since I can usually finish my weeks worth in three to four days, I can typically work the rest of the week. I am saving up for university expenses and filling out as many scholarships as I can while doing so. Pursuing this career is my absolute dream and passion, I do not know where I would be if I did not start riding out and getting my priorities straight when I did. I wouldn’t be as close to my family and I wouldn’t have lost the people who were holding me back. By pursuing this career choice I believe that I can help my community by helping people who need it and putting away the bad people of my community.
    Nikhil Desai Reflect and Learn COVID-19 Scholarship
    When the pandemic first started it was spring break of my senior year in high school. That week the school decided to give everyone an extra week off following that spring break. At first I was ecstatic to have another week to hang out with my friends who were soon to be off to college, but when another week went by and we were still not in school, I began to fear what was going to come from the rising virus. Long story short, softball and baseball season were cancelled along with late night choir practices and spring show. Anxiety set in for what graduation was going to be like if we couldn’t all be six feet apart, but what my school pulled together was very worth the wait. I ended up graduating in the new Texas Ranger Ballpark Stadium and got to cross home plate after the announcer called my name. This was a very satisfying feeling since my softball season got cut short and we weren’t allowed on the fields anymore. However, leading up to graduation was a very difficult time for me. I was struggling with being quarantined from all my friends, making those final memories, and absorbing the time that was left before everyone was onto the rest of their lives. I truly felt robbed of a lot that I thought would make high school “worth it”. I never got to take the field at my last home game, go to prom, or sing my school’s pride song on the bus ride back from my last away game. I had to silently say goodbye to all of those events, time, and the past four years of my life. Doing this did help me grow mentally in a lot of different ways such as valuing myself, dealing with stress, and comprehending that life is precious and too short to waste time on things I don’t love. If it were not for COVID-19, I wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to know how much I love going on ride-alongs. I knew for a long time that I wanted to major in criminal justice, but I wasn't sure what specific career would best suit me. Going on ride-alongs make me feel more in contact with who and what I want to be after I finish school. They even had me debating on getting into policing, but I have decided that I want to go even further into the law enforcement field. In addition, I do get an idea of what I would be going through on a daily basis and be more prepared to know what it is like to be in an officer’s shoes. Henceforth, I would have never gotten to the mindset that I am in now if it weren’t for this virus and the aftermath it brought with it. I wouldn’t have figured out my absolute dream and passion this soon and got my priorities straight when I did. I wouldn’t be as close to my family and I wouldn’t have lost the people who were holding me back and for this, I am forever thankful. Something I think that people across the globe have had to learn or relearn is the phrase, “Everything can end tomorrow, so focus on what is important today”. I think this runs true for a lot of people who have lost family to the virus, beat the virus themselves, and had to go through isolation from quarantine. This was a very confusing time, but with the right people by my side and the right mindset I have acquired, there was a light at the end of the tunnel. As of right now, I am working on getting an associates degree with a field of study in criminal justice so that the degree is more easily transferable to Sam Houston State. There I will get my bachelors in criminal justice. With this degree I plan on pursuing something along the lines of an FBI agent, homeland security agent, or even work in VICE. Nonetheless, I would have never come across this passion, in a timely manner, and wouldn’t have known that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life if it were not for the coronavirus and its impact on the world.
    GRLSWIRL Scholarship
    I am currently taking classes at Dallas Community Colleges and, unfortunately, everything is online. I plan on transferring and attending classes at Sam Houston State University in the spring semester of 2022. Right now, I am working on getting an associates degree with a field of study in criminal justice because this degree will transfer easier to Sam Houston State. There I will get my bachelors in criminal justice. With this degree I plan on pursuing some kind of career that has to do with putting bad people away, however, the specific job area is undecided. My career goals would include something along the lines of being an FBI agent, homeland security agent, or even work in VICE. When I was around seven years old I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. This is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that leads to inflammation in my digestive tract which is severely painful and has many side effects. After healing from my flare ups I started to distract myself with my school work and have continued to do this throughout junior high, high school, and college. Doing so made me accomplish many academic goals and rewards and will hopefully help me accomplish many more. In my wildest dream, I see myself working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation where I will be a part of a process that gets bad people off the streets and serves justice. For me I feel as though this is a reach considering I am a five feet, two inch tall, 125 pound, female, with a medical set back and would most likely have to start out as a patrol officer in a small county. I do know the odds are not stacked in my favor, however, I am willing to put in the work to where I want to go in life and as long as I am doing something along the lines of putting bad people away, I can see myself being happy wherever I end up career wise. My plan throughout college is to stay active, work, go on ride-alongs, and volunteer at local police stations doing basic tasks so that I can stay active in my educational journey in criminal justice. Going on ride-alongs makes me feel more in contact with who and what I want to be after I finish school. They help me get an idea of things that I would be going through on a daily basis and prepares me to see what it is like to be in an officer's shoes. They even had me debating on getting into policing, but I have decided that I want to go further into law enforcement. In addition, the treatment police have been getting due to recent events, does not really encourage me to put my life on the line and be unappreciated. I do not ever want to have to wonder why I am still doing a job that I love because I am receiving hate. Putting aside all political views, this career is nothing but stress, danger, and dealing with other people’s problems all the time while risking my life and my family’s safety. If negative thoughts ever cross my mind while being in this field, I hope that I can keep in mind that I did not start doing this for me. At the end of the day, I want to help others and keep as many people as I can safe. Since I can usually finish a week’s worth of school work in three to four days, I can typically work the rest of the week. I am saving up for university expenses and filling out as many scholarships as I can while doing so. Pursuing this career is my absolute dream and passion, I do not know where I would be if I did not start riding out and getting my priorities straight when I did. I wouldn’t be as close to my family and I wouldn’t have lost the people who were holding me back, and for that, I will be forever thankful.
    Mental Health Movement Scholarship
    When I was in my first year of high school my brother was in his first year at college. Everything was smooth until we got a call from my brother's roommates saying that he wasn't acting himself and that they were all starting to get scared of him. After a couple days of this behavior from him my dad made the decision to drive down and take him home for a couple days so that he could see for himself. I still remember getting picked up and having a conversation with him in the car. It sounded like he was on drugs and had no recollection of what anyone was talking about. My parents made the decision to take him to a mental health hospital and get him the help that he needed. He was angry at us for a while, however, it was the best decision we could have made. We took him home sometime mid December in hopes of having him through the holidays. This didn't last a day. He was screaming out the car window on the way home, and talking about things he had never talked about before. It wasn't long before my dad had to take him back to the hospital. Finally, in early January my dad got a phone call from him, almost in a panic, saying that he needed to get out of there because everyone that was in there was crazy. That was honestly music to everyone's ears. We could tell by his voice when we got him that he was back to his normal self. The doctors diagnosed him with bipolar disorder and told us that we would be walking on eggshells around him the rest of our lives. How he got better overnight, I have no other words to describe it other than a miracle. Through this experience I learned that everyone fights their own silent battles and no one has walked a mile in your shoes. Which is why it is important to love yourself, because only you know your true intentions and what you hold in your heart.
    AMPLIFY Mental Health Scholarship
    I am currently taking classes at Dallas Community Colleges and, unfortunately, everything is online. I plan on transferring and attending classes at Sam Houston State University in the spring semester of 2022. Right now, I am working on getting an associates degree with a field of study in criminal justice because this degree will transfer easier to Sam Houston State. There I will get my bachelors in criminal justice. With this degree I plan on pursuing some kind of career that has to do with putting bad people away, however, the specific job area is undecided. My career goals would include something along the lines of being an FBI agent, homeland security agent, or even work in VICE. When I was in my first year of high school my brother was in his first year at college. The first couple months were smooth for me until we got a call from my brother's roommates saying that he wasn't acting himself and that they were all starting to get scared of him. After a couple days of this behavior from him my dad made the decision to drive down and take him home for a couple days so that he could see for himself. I remember being picked up with him in the car and having a conversation with him on the ride home. It sounded like he was on drugs and had no recollection of what anyone was talking about. My parents made the decision to take him to a mental health hospital and get him the help that he needed. At first he was angry, then he became a little bit more understanding and saw that he wasn't the same. We took him home sometime mid December in hopes of having him through the holidays. This didn't last a day. He was screaming out the car window on the way home, and talking about things he had never talked about before. It wasn't long before my dad had to take him back to the hospital. Finally, in early January my dad got a phone call from him, almost in a panic, saying that he needed to get out of there because everyone that was in there was crazy. That was honestly music to everyone's ears. We could tell by his voice when we got him that he was back to his normal, still annoying, self. This time in my life was really dark. I felt like I had no one to talk to and that I lost my brother. He might have still been alive, but he wasn't himself by any means. The doctors diagnosed him to be bipolar and that we would have to pretty much walk on eggshells when being around him for the rest of his life. How he got better overnight, I have no other words to describe it other than a miracle. Riding home with him, the first time, impacted my life tremendously because it taught me that a person could be taken away from you at any given moment and made me appreciate everyone a whole lot more. I put love and thought behind almost everything I said and did, even to people I didn’t know. My experience with my brother brought out lots of feelings of anxiety and depression, but it also brought out my passion for helping people and the want to put the bad ones behind bars. Pursuing this career is my absolute dream and passion, and I wouldn’t know what I would have done if I didn’t start putting this first when I did. I wouldn’t be as close to my family plus I wouldn’t have lost the people who were holding me back. I learned that everyone has their own silent battles that they are fighting and that I haven’t walked a mile in anyone else’s shoes but mine, which is why it is important to love yourself, because only you know your true intentions and what you hold in your heart. At that time, I felt as though I lost my brother and I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy, but without this experience, I would be completely lost.
    Darryl Davis "Follow Your Heart" Scholarship
    I am currently taking classes at Dallas Community Colleges and, unfortunately, everything is online. I plan on transferring and attending classes at Sam Houston State University in the spring semester of 2022. Right now, I am working on getting an associates degree with a field of study in criminal justice because this degree will transfer easier to Sam Houston State. There I will get my bachelors in criminal justice. With this degree I plan on pursuing some kind of career that has to do with putting bad people away, however, the specific job area is undecided. My career goals would include something along the lines of being an FBI agent, homeland security agent, or even work in VICE. With classes being online, I do have a lot of spare time to myself. I have used this time to stay active, work, and even go on ride-alongs. Going on ride-alongs makes me feel more in contact with who and what I want to be after I finish school. They even had me debating on getting into policing, but I have decided that I want to go further into law enforcement. Plus the treatment police have been getting due to recent events, does not really encourage me to put my life on the line and be unappreciated. Ride-alongs do help me get an idea of things that I would be going through on a daily basis and prepares me to see what it is like to be in an officer's shoes. I do know that in detective work, a lot of people who start out tend to be police officers for a certain amount of time. This has motivated me to stay active and in shape so that I am either ahead or not far behind the average male. I am a 5’2’’, 120 pound female, so the odds aren’t particularly stacked in my favor. That being said, I am building muscle and trying to beat my mile time so that I can be prepared for any agility tests in my future. This is also why I am interested in VICE. You obviously have to be able to defend yourself, however, it does have a different skill set than a regular patrol officer. As long as I am putting bad people away and helping others I can confidently say that I don’t care where I end up as long as me and my family are happy. Since I can usually finish my weeks worth in three to four days, I can typically work the rest of the week. I am saving up for university expenses and filling out as many scholarships as I can while doing so. Pursuing this career is my absolute dream and passion, I do not know where I would be if I did not start riding out and getting my priorities straight when I did. I wouldn’t be as close to my family and I wouldn’t have lost the people who were holding me back.
    Yifan Zhu "Late Night" Scholarship
    I am currently taking classes at Dallas Community Colleges and, unfortunately, everything is online. I do feel as though I am being partly robbed of my college experience, however, I do plan on transferring and attending classes at Sam Houston State University in the spring semester of 2022. Right now, I am working on getting an associates degree with a field of study in criminal justice because this degree will transfer easier to Sam Houston State. There I will get my bachelors in criminal justice. With this degree I plan on pursuing some kind of career that has to do with putting bad people away, however, the specific job area is undecided. My career goals would include something along the lines of being an FBI agent, homeland security agent, or even work in VICE. With classes being online, I do have a lot of spare time to myself. I have used this time to stay active, work, and even go on ride-alongs. Going on ride-alongs makes me feel more in contact with who and what I want to be after I finish school. They even had me debating on getting into policing, but I have decided that I want to go further into law enforcement. Plus the treatment police have been getting due to recent events, does not really encourage me to put my life on the line and be unappreciated. Ride-alongs do help me get an idea of things that I would be going through on a daily basis and prepares me to see what it is like to be in an officer's shoes. I do know that in detective work, a lot of people who start out tend to be police officers for a certain amount of time. This has motivated me to stay active and in shape so that I am either ahead or not far behind the average male. I am a 5’2’’, 120 pound female, so the odds aren’t particularly stacked in my favor. That being said, I am building muscle and trying to beat my mile time so that I can be prepared for any agility tests in my future. This is also why I am interested in VICE. You obviously have to be able to defend yourself, however, it does have a different skill set than a regular patrol officer. As long as I am putting bad people away and helping others I can confidently say that I don’t care where I end up as long as me and my family are happy. Since I can usually finish my weeks worth in three to four days, I can typically work the rest of the week. I am saving up for university expenses and filling out as many scholarships as I can while doing so. Pursuing this career is my absolute dream and passion, I do not know where I would be if I did not start riding out and getting my priorities straight when I did. I wouldn’t be as close to my family and I wouldn’t have lost the people who were holding me back.
    Nikhil Desai "Perspective" Scholarship
    Perception is the ability to become aware of something through experiences. When I was in my first year of high school my brother was in his first year at college. The first couple months were smooth for me until we got a call from my brother's roommates saying that he wasn't acting himself and that they were all starting to get scared of him. After a couple days of this behavior from him my dad made the decision to drive down and take him home for a couple days so that he could see for himself. I remember being picked up with him in the car and having a conversation with him on the ride home. It sounded like he was on drugs and had no recollection of what anyone was talking about. My parents made the decision to take him to a mental health hospital and get him the help that he needed. At first he was angry, then he became a little bit more understanding and saw that he wasn't the same. We took him home sometime mid December in hopes of having him through the holidays. This didn't last a day. He was screaming out the car window on the way home, and talking about things he had never talked about before. It wasn't long before my dad had to take him back to the hospital. Finally, in early January my dad got a phone call from him, almost in a panic, saying that he needed to get out of there because everyone that was in there was crazy. That was honestly music to everyone's ears. We could tell by his voice when we got him that he was back to his normal, still annoying, self. This time in my life was really dark. I felt like I had no one to talk to and that I lost my brother. He might have still been alive, but he wasn't himself by any means. The doctors diagnosed him to be bipolar and that we would have to pretty much walk on eggshells when being around him for the rest of his life. How he got better overnight, I have no other words to describe it other than a miracle. Riding home with him, the first time, changed my perspective on how I saw people and how I treated everyone. I was never a mean person but seeing that a person could be taken away from you at any given moment made me appreciate everyone a whole lot more. I put love and thought behind almost everything I said and did. When I was going through this tough time I remember certain things that strangers did that really got under my skin. So in order for me not to be like those people I think about the way I talk to strangers, because I don’t know what silent battles they are fighting. I haven’t walked a mile in anyone else's shoes but mine, which is why I believe the most important thing you can do is love yourself because only you know your true intentions and what you hold in your heart.
    Amplify Continuous Learning Grant
    I am currently working towards getting a degree in criminal justice. With this degree I plan on pursuing some kind of career that has to do with putting bad people away, however, the specific job area is undecided. I do not have any experience working in the field of criminal justice, but I’ve recently been going on a lot of ride-alongs and doing this makes me feel more in contact with who and what I want to be after I finish school. My career goals would include something along the lines of being an FBI agent, homeland security agent, or even work in VICE. I would use this grant to pay for classes that gets me closer to a criminal justice degree, so that I can learn more about what it takes to be in law enforcement and the skills it takes to acquire a career of this type.
    Austin Kramer Music Scholarship
    I was not alive when 9/11 happened, I was still in my mom's stomach. My mom’s little sister was supposed to be in the twin towers that day but at the last minute her meeting got canceled. Maybe the reason I’m so passionate about this day is because of how much it impacted my mother. Therefore, I chose American Soldier and other patriotic songs because patriotism is really important to me and I have seen how war affects people. The time and perseverance these soldiers put in is incredible. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to be an American.
    Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship
    This was my first dog, Samantha. Me and my family rescued her in 2006. She was abused and had a knot on the top of her head from a bb bullet. She was very aggressive towards everyone who got too close to her, except when my brothers walked by. It was love at first sight. She jumped on my oldest brother and licked him right in the face! We, immediately, took her home and she became part of the family. She passed away on September 28, 2017 due to lymphoma cancer. Since then, she has been loved and missed everyday.
    Bold Moments No-Essay Scholarship
    The second amendment means citizens have a right to possess weapons so that they can defend themselves and their property. This was my target after the first time I shot a gun. Definitely has room for improvement! I feel as though anyone majoring in criminal justice or going into law enforcement should take the time to practice shooting a firearm. At the end of the day, the public wants the country to be a safer place and everyone has their own interpretation on what that should look like. That being said, it is best to be prepared than sorry.