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Oni Igiede

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Hey there! I'm Oni, a proud Nigerian and recent high school graduate. My journey has been a tapestry of passion and determination, leading me to this point. Throughout my high school years, I had the privilege of receiving prestigious awards. These achievements have been more than recognition; they have inspired me to seek transformative experiences. Whether in the arts, sports, or community activities, I've embraced challenges and pushed my boundaries, appreciating the triumphs but also looking for growth. Graduating with an associate's degree alongside my high school diploma was a symbol of my commitment to learning and self-improvement. I've acquired a diverse set of skills and I'm prepared to make a meaningful impact on the world. As I move forward into the next phase of life, I'm excited about the abundance of learning opportunities ahead. Your support isn't just about finances; it's a chance to contribute to painting a brighter and vibrant future. Together, we can add a splash of color to the world, and even craft something special on its pages. Thank you for considering me on this journey!

Education

Massasoit Community College

Associate's degree program
2020 - 2023
  • Majors:
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical

High School
2019 - 2023
  • GPA:
    4

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Graphic Communications
    • Fine and Studio Arts
    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Arts

    • Dream career goals:

      Graphic Designer or MultiMedia Designer

    • Intern

      Arc of Greater Brockton
      2022 – 20231 year
    • Cashier

      Stop & Shop
      2021 – 20221 year

    Sports

    Volleyball

    Club
    2016 – 20182 years

    Track & Field

    Junior Varsity
    2022 – Present2 years

    Arts

    • Advertising and Design Shop( also known as Design and Visual Communications)

      Design
      2019 – 2023

    Public services

    • Advocacy

      National Honor Society — Member of NHS in Chapter
      2021 – Present
    • Volunteering

      SPARK Brockton — Summer Camp Child Mentor
      2021 – 2021

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Entrepreneurship

    McClendon Leadership Award
    In a world full of individuals, leadership is not just a role; it's a call to action, a commitment to make a positive impact. It means guiding the way, transforming dreams into realities, and empowering communities. Leadership is my passion, my purpose, and my vision for the future. My journey into leadership began with Spark Brockton, a community group dedicated to active participation and positive change. It taught me that leadership isn't just about leading; it's about uniting diverse individuals and fostering a sense of community. It's about being the change you want to see. As a summer camp counselor, I mentored elementary school children, a role that required more than just leading—it demanded patience, compassion, and the ability to inspire young minds. I realized that leadership is about nurturing potential, keeping others engaged, and making a meaningful difference in their lives. High school brought me to a pivotal point in my leadership journey. Qualifying for the SkillsUSA state competition was a testament to my commitment to leadership, empowerment, and responsibility. It was a platform to compete with passionate youth leaders and showcase my skills. My role as the vice president of the school's SkillsUSA chapter involved making decisions and organizing activities that directly impacted our school community. I also served as a community service coordinator within my school's own honor society, overseeing projects that had a tangible impact on our local community. It reinforced the importance of leadership through initiative and action, demonstrating that every small effort contributes to the greater good. Participating in the NAACP competition and making it to the nationals, even though I didn't secure a victory, reinforced the idea that leadership isn't solely about winning. Participating in various activities and events made me realize it's about learning, growing, and making a meaningful impact. Leadership is about inspiring others to reach their potential, empowering them to create change, and fostering unity. Aside from those few examples, my vision for the future is to lead with purpose, guiding others toward a bright, successful, and impactful journey. Leadership, for me, is about inspiring individuals to realize their potential and empowering them to create change. It's about teaching the value of empathy, collaboration, and resilience. Leadership is the force that drives me, a call to action that compels me to make a positive difference. Looking ahead, it's about leading by example, fostering unity, and actively participating in shaping a better future. My journey has been shaped by various experiences, each reinforcing the importance of leadership. As I move forward, I carry a deep commitment to lead with purpose and inspire those around me to do the same.
    Mental Health Importance Scholarship
    In the grand gallery of life, mental health is the brush that paints our unique story, influencing each chapter, plot twist, and ultimately, the masterpiece that is our existence. My journey through the intricate tapestry of mental health has been a captivating adventure, far from a sob story, and rather a tale of triumph and perseverance. My story starts in my early years, marked by bullying and relentless academic pressures. In elementary and middle school, I faced torment from bullies, unrealistic standards, and the weight of academic expectations which created a heavy burden. I felt like an outcast, dealing with a barrage of emotions, such as feeling antisocial, awkward, self-conscious, and inadequate. Although the bullying subsided in high school, its scars lingered. However, The turning point came during my high school years when something within me clicked. I realized I had the power to take control of my narrative, much like a hero who shapes their destiny. I made a promise to myself to recreate the person I wanted to be. My journey towards mental well-being became an unwavering pursuit, similar to an artist refining their craft. I employed self-care practices like journaling, mindfulness exercises, and the therapeutic comfort of creative expression. The support system around me became key allies in my story, offering a listening ear and a helping hand. With relentless determination, I reshaped my destiny, much like an artist transforming a canvas covered by shadows into a vibrant masterpiece. I sought new friendships, engaged in sports, joined clubs, and participated in various community activities. I decided to pursue dual enrollment, obtaining an associate's degree alongside my high school diploma. The journey was far from easy, but it reinforced my commitment to my own transformation. Now, I appreciate that mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. It's an ongoing masterpiece, requiring care and nurture, similar to an artist continually honing their craft. Mental health is the brush that adds vibrant strokes to our experiences, shaping our relationships, guiding our choices, and fortifying our capacity to face adversity. It's the compass that leads us on the path to a richer, more colorful existence. I see my mental health journey as an example of resilience, not a tale of despair. Like the artist of my own story, I recognize the importance of prioritizing mental wellness, nurturing it through self-care, creative expression, and the support of those around me. Furthermore, this journey has motivated me to pursue a career in the art field, where I aim to make a colorful impact on the world. I'm also committed to being an advocate for mental health, supporting and helping others who may be suffering. For those who may still be painting over their own shadows.