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Nigel Cook

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Bio

I'm a multi-enrolled High School Senior, enrolled in Conestoga High School, and Technical College High School (TCHS). I was competitively accepted into the Electronic Systems Technology Program at TCHS, which specifically highlights studies in Technology Systems and Robotics. I currently maintain a 4.0 gpa, and earned standing in the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), National Technical Honor Society and National Honor Society. I was elevated to a leadership position within NSHSS, and currently serve as Ambassador. In my community, I serve as a First Responder and Volunteer Firefighter. I firmly believe volunteerism fuels a vibrant community. I possess more than 9,000 hours of community service. I suffered the devasting loss of my best friend and father at a tender age. In 2021, I launched a foundation in my late father’s name; Joseph Daniel Cook Jr. HOPE Foundation www.jdchope.com. The foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that compassionately provides Support, Advocacy and Grief Recovery Resources to children that have suffered the loss of a parent and/or guardian to cancer. I possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with excellent communication and proven leadership skills and abilities. I’m dedicated, dependable, reliable (Perfect Attendance), analytical, creative, detail-oriented and focused on building a successful future. My strategic education plans are to pursue a Bachelors and Masters degree in Technological Leadership. Please contact me for additional information nigelpbcook@gmail.com. All the best, Thank you

Education

Conestoga High School

High School
2020 - 2024
  • GPA:
    4

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
    • Computer Science
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Information Technology and Services

    • Dream career goals:

      My long term career goals are to continue to develop and elevate to a Senior Technological Leader.

    • Consultant, Custom Sales

      JoS. A. Bank/Tailored Brands
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Volunteer First Responder and Firefighter

      Berwyn Fire Company
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Entrepreneur, President

      Princeton Premier Property Group, LLC
      2020 – Present4 years
    • Founder and Executive Leader, Non-Profit Organization

      Joseph Daniel Cook Jr. HOPE Foundation
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Associate, Child Development

      Kids-In-Motion Child Care
      2017 – 20192 years

    Sports

    Weightlifting

    Club
    2020 – Present4 years

    Bodybuilding

    Club
    2020 – Present4 years

    Golf

    Club
    2009 – Present15 years

    Research

    • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians

      Technical College High School, Pickering Campus — Apprentice
      2020 – Present

    Arts

    • Chester County Technical College High School

      Music
      2024 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Berwyn Fire Company — Volunteer, First Responder and Firefighter
      2022 – Present
    • Advocacy

      Joseph Daniel Cook Jr. (Non-Profit Organization) — Establishmentarian/Founder
      2021 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Avani Doshi Memorial Scholarship
    As a high school senior, I am deeply moved by Avani Doshi's legacy and the mission of the scholarship to perpetuate her remarkable spirit of love, generosity, and compassion. Avani's passion for helping others and her ability to make meaningful connections resonate deeply with me, inspiring me to strive for similar values in my own life. Throughout my academic journey, I have been driven by a desire to make a positive impact on the world around me. From my involvement in extracurricular activities to my academic pursuits, I have always sought opportunities to contribute to the betterment of my community and society as a whole. I have been actively engaged in various leadership roles, including serving as a student council member and volunteering for community service projects. These experiences have taught me the importance of empathy, teamwork, and resilience in overcoming challenges and effecting positive change. Educational Involvement: National Honor Society (NHS): Recognizes academic achievement and promotes leadership and service. National Technical Honor Society (NTHS): Honors student excellence in career and technical education. National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS): Provides academic recognition and scholarship opportunities. DECA: Prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. SkillsUSA: A national organization that enhances students' skills through competitive events. I have been a member and competitor for four years, gaining valuable technical and leadership skills. Leadership Roles: NSHSS Ambassador: As an Ambassador, I lead initiatives, mentor fellow students, and represent the organization at events. Volunteer Firefighter and First Responder: Serving my community as a volunteer firefighter and first responder has been incredibly rewarding. I believe volunteerism fuels a vibrant community and allows me to make a tangible impact. Founder of the Joseph Daniel Cook Jr. HOPE Foundation: In memory of my late father, I launched this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to provide support, advocacy, and grief recovery resources to children who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer. I firmly believe volunteerism fuels a vibrant community. I possess more than 9,000 hours of community service Employment: Part-Time Job in Men's Retail: I have worked part-time for a men's retail organization, achieving the number one spot in gross sales in the Northeast Region. This job has honed my sales and customer service skills. I have committed to attending Lindenwood University, where I plan to major in a technology-related field. My interest in technology, combined with a strong background in electronics and technical experience, positions me well for a successful career. My goal is to use my career as a platform to uplift and empower individuals and communities in need. I am committed to embodying the values of love, generosity, and compassion that defined Avani's remarkable presence in the world. Through my career, I aspire to honor Avani's legacy by advocating for social justice, promoting equality, and fostering inclusivity in all aspects of society. By embracing Avani's adventurous spirit and resilience in facing challenges, I am confident that I can make a meaningful and lasting impact on the world around me. With the support of the Avani Doshi Memorial Scholarship, I am excited to embark on this journey of personal and professional growth, dedicated to creating a brighter and more compassionate future for all. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Joe Ford Trade Scholarship
    1. Which trade are you going to pursue after graduation: I have started pursuing an education in the trades at Chester County Technical College High School. I was competitively accepted and completed a three year Electronics Systems Technology trade and a one year Digital Media trade programs. I would like to continue the education of my trades. Most of my trades education in technical high school will transfer to a two or four year college. 2. Why are you interested in this particular trade? I possess a very strong passion and interest in both trades areas. I'm a trades legacy. My father, before he passed away had a great career in the Technology trades. He completed his education and training through a trade school education and mentorship. My father was an excellent role model, and my desire is to follow in the legacy he started, but also build it through a new generation. I possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit, winning personality, ability to network and create professional relationships and partnerships, which will assist me in building and maintaining a successful career in the trades. 3. A person entering the trades should be able to think outside the box, be creative, and problem solve. Give some specific examples of things you currently do or have recently done during your high school years that require these type of skills. I love out of the box thinking, building and executing. Problem solving, critical thinking and being creative in my approach is very important. During my high school tenure, I had taken on the roles of a volunteer firefighter and first responder, which have required me to think outside the box, and solve problems in high-pressure situations. There are many examples that I can share, but I will narrow it down to two. As a volunteer firefighter, I was involved in creating emergency response plans for different types of scenarios, such as wildfires and vehicle accidents. One particular challenge was developing a response strategy for a local chemical plant. We had to consider various potential hazards and devise creative solutions to ensure the safety of both the firefighters and the community. This required thorough research, brainstorming sessions, and innovative thinking to address potential risks and streamline our emergency response. During a residential fire, the water supply from the nearest hydrant was unexpectedly low, posing a significant issue for our firefighting efforts. I had to quickly think on my feet and suggest using a nearby swimming pool as an alternative water source. This involved setting up a relay system with portable pumps and hoses to transport the water to the fire engines. My ability to come up with a creative solution under pressure helped us contain the fire more effectively. It takes a team, and I was happy to be part of the solution. These experiences have equipped me with the ability to think creatively, solve complex problems, and innovate on the fly—skills that are essential for a successful career in the trades. 4. A great applicant is someone that truly wants to enter the trades after graduation and already has a plan to achieve their goal of a career in the trades. What is your plan and how far along are you in your plan? I have a very specific plan. My four years of Technical College High School classes, will provide 9-12 college credits to a two or four year Technology trade program. I was accepted to more than 80 trade, vocational and college programs across the United States. My plan is to join the Lindenwood program this Fall to continue my education and training. I'm also currently networking with companies and organizations to explore options for a paid internship, or part time employment. 5. If I were to call an adult in your life that knows you well, why would they recommend you to receive this scholarship? If you were to call an adult in my life who knows me well, they would likely recommend me for this scholarship due to my competitive spirit and proven track record of success in various competitive arenas. They would recommend me for the scholarship because they have witnessed me demonstrate a blend of intellectual capability, leadership, resilience and passion that aligns well with the values and goals of this Trades Scholarship offering. They would be confident that investing in my education and future would yield significant contributions to both my field and the broader community. I started a Non-profit Foundation in my father's name three years ago. I have worked for two years, while maintaining perfect attendance for a Men's retail sales organization. I have worked hard to earn the number one spot in the Northeast Region, and have retained it for nearly one year. Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this scholarship.
    Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship
    Loss can be defined in many ways. I believe this scholarship application really gives me an opportunity to share my personal experience with cascading loss. Losing a close family member or loved one can be one of the most profound and life-altering experiences we face. It can shake us to our core, forcing us to confront our own mortality and reevaluate our priorities, values, and goals in life. For many people, the loss of a loved one serves as a wake-up call, prompting them to focus on what truly matters most and to pursue their passions and dreams with renewed vigor and determination. This is what happened to me at the tender age of ten years old. I loss my best friend, mentor and loving father, to Coleretal Cancer. My father was an amazing man. He was diagnosed in 2012, and fought an incredible fight for his life, until November of 2016. My entire family was devasted. All of my sibling were adults, so it left just me, my mom and my paternal grandmother. One year and five days later, my paternal grandmother passed away. Two of the very closest people, were gone, so quickly from my life. After those two losses, I suffered in everyway possible. My mom eventually moved from our home in Illinois, to Pennsylvania just to provide me a fresh start. At tender ages when you suffer a loss, you are confronted with bullying from child cowards, that taunt and harass you about the individual you lost. I found support and some comfort in starting over. For some, the loss of a loved one becomes a catalyst for personal growth and transformation. It may inspire them to break free from self-imposed limitations, to take risks, and to pursue their dreams with a newfound sense of purpose and determination. In the face of loss, people often discover a reservoir of strength and resilience they never knew they possessed, propelling them forward on their journey towards healing and wholeness. I'm still healing as I will continue to do. I'm set to graduate in just a couple of weeks. I focused myself, by focusing on what would make me, my father and family proud. I'm an honor student and a community volunteer. I founded, and now lead a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation in my late father's name. The Joseph Daniel Cook Jr. HOPE Foundation compassionately provides Support, Advocacy, and Grief Recovery Resources to children ages 3-17; that suffered the loss of a parent and/or guardian to cancer. www.jdchope.com Founding the Joseph Daniel Cook Jr. HOPE Foundation in an honor, beautiful tribute and a testament to the impact dad had on so many lives. Ultimately, while the loss of a loved one is undeniably painful and challenging, it can also be a catalyst for profound personal growth, transformation, and purpose. By focusing on what truly matters most in life and harnessing the strength and resilience that lie within us, we can honor the memory of our loved ones and create a legacy of love, compassion, and positive change that lives on long after they are gone.
    Our Destiny Our Future Scholarship
    In a world filled with challenges, from climate change to social injustice, the desire to make a positive impact is a fairly universal aspiration. While the scale of these issues may seem daunting, it's critical to recognize that meaningful change often begins with small actions. My passion is to be a positive force for humanity. It involves embodying kindness, compassion, empathy, and integrity in our interactions with others and actively working towards creating positive change on both individual and societal levels. In 2021, I founded a 501(c)(3) organization, named after my best friend, mentor and late father. The Joseph Daniel Cook Jr. HOPE Foundation compassionately provides Support, Advocacy, and Grief Recovery Resources to children ages 3-17; that suffered the loss of a parent and/or guardian to cancer. Overall, the Joseph Daniel Cook Jr. HOPE Foundation plays a vital role in providing comfort, support, and hope to children who have experienced such profound loss. I also serve my community as a First Responder and Volunteer Firefighter. As a First Responder, I play a critical role in providing emergency medical care and assistance to those in need during times of crisis. My quick response, expertise, and compassion help save lives, alleviate suffering, and provide reassurance and support to individuals and families facing emergencies. As a Volunteer Firefighter, I work hard to demonstrate courage, selflessness, and commitment to protecting our community from fires, accidents, and other emergencies. Beyond the immediate impact of my actions, my service as a First Responder and Volunteer Firefighter also inspires others to give back to their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. Integrity is the foundation of my character, encompassing honesty and ethical behavior in all aspects of life. By actively working towards creating positive change on both individual and societal levels, I demonstrate commitment to making the world a better place for everyone. Whether it's through volunteering, advocacy, or simply living your values every day, our actions have the power to inspire others and create a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond ourselves. In a world that can sometimes feel dark and divided, my passion for being a positive force for humanity shines brightly as a beacon of hope and possibility. My dedication to kindness, compassion, empathy, and integrity is a powerful reminder that even the smallest actions can make a big difference in the lives of others. Thank you