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Sarah-Rose
Ballard
Languages: 
English
Chinese
April, 1998
Bio: 
June 10, 2016 Hello! My name is Sarah-Rose, I'm American and I recently celebrated my 18th birthday. About a week ago, I was my high school class commencement speaker and spoke about taking risks, embracing challenges and being too obstinate to accept failure as anything other than a tool used to achieve success, and I spoke from experience. I'm both self directive and also love being part of a team effort and these 2 things define more of who I am, than my listing my accomplishments, which I am also proud of having so many opportunities to learn and grow from. I appreciate opportunities; being afforded them and, yes, even more importantly, being able to help others in having them. I'm environmentally proactive, because, well...to be honest, I live on our planet and it's a responsibility that more of us have to step up to and become involved in protecting and trying to help and help others understand the importance of their roles in relation to our shared planet. I spent an amazing summer (last) with some like-minded people, who: as a crew, we together: sweated, climbed magnificent mountains with heavy equipment, slid down mountains, with heavy equipment, (in an unscheduled mud slide, due to heavy rains), unearthed and crushed boulders into large rocks that we then moved to place as trail edges, so people wouldn't wander off trail paths and become lost in the vast wilderness nor destroy the natural environment, sawed and chopped fallen and dead trees, lopped killer weeds, dug waist deep in mineral pits, lugged golden soil: all to rebuild and build from start sustainable trails, while becoming LNT (leave no trace), field first aid and wilderness survival certified by the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club.) Our volunteer, leadership outdoor conservation trail building crew became a team and a family. We sweated together, slept under the stars, were usually rained on, muddy, dirty and accomplished great goals and became greater friends from starting out by all being unknown to each other. I can say this, too, because we carried everything, including all of our supplies, tools and even water, from camp site to camp site that we set up and broke down, we just naturally supported each other. I'm almost 5'11" and could carry a heavier load than my 5'2" teammate, who was less physically fit than I, and (while I don't subscribe to sexism, truth be told), our male teammate from France, who was going into the French Army and was a very athletic 6'3", could carry more than I could: Sometimes; (I don't concede easily, hah! :) Last summer was amazing and I know I learned, earned and received more than I gave, and I gave my best. The summer before, I hiked: sea to sea through the Mideast, over mountains, through the desert and sandstorms, through exploding missiles and spent time on an archeological dig, unearthing pieces of ancient history. I met many different people from different cultures and with different religious and political beliefs. We explored, discussed and learned about our differences and more so, what we shared in common. The realization that our world's survival is dependent upon the people who inhabit it became a contributing factor to my dedication to help keep our world a safe and healthy place for all who inhabit it. I'm a pescatarian (for past 3 years); I eat fish, eggs, cheese, rice, nuts, all vegetables and fruit and a lot of other things, like beans and tofu, etc., except meat or poultry. (Canned tuna, eggs and rice are inexpensive, good meal staples that go with about everything and I'm not a fussy eater.) I don't care what anyone else eats and may even occasionally enjoy having bacon waived in front of me to smell, because I really miss bacon! I'm an animal rights activist; respect all specie's rights and believe it is humanity's responsibility to remain protectors and good stewards for all life on our shared planet. I have volunteered with a local animal shelter, caring for cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and rodents. I am comfortable being with other species and those that have had contact with me are comfortable with me. I also volunteer for Habitat For Humanity. I worked my way to becoming a roofer and doing a lot of different work to get there. I enjoy manual labor. I'm a quick study, hard worker, can work solo and enjoy being a team member. I'm very flexible. I can be quiet, when appropriate, vocal: when appropriate, am very easy going and laid back, even though you might think otherwise, when you read my below Curricular Vitae (C.V.), however people always feel calm with me and tell me how relaxed and relaxing I am. I'm usually the calm in crisis and often people will come to me to talk about "things." (My 2nd university major is psychology and I'm minoring in film.) I'm very social, albeit can appreciate some solitude, too. My hobbies include brushing my teeth twice a day, not keeping up with the Kardashians, using my face for emoticons and spontaneous tripping over something or nothing. References: Written references available upon request: ---------- (Please know I have pretty decent time management skills and don't watch much television, therefore I use my time to be involved. My social media is way down on my priority list; way down past live socializing and actual interaction. ...And...I'm a taker of risks and conquerer of challenges... :) ---------- Ankeny High School (AHS), Ankeny, IA: {I graduated from AHS. All below, which are not denoted are AHS achievements and involvements.) (Dr. Jeff Hawkins, AHS Principal: 515 965-9630) Class of 2016 Commencement Speaker Top 3% of class Academic Excellence Award (every year) and (senior) medal Scholar's Award and medal (for: consistent above 4.0 GPA) Rigor's Award and medal (for: most Advanced Placement and college courses taken; earning 2year college degree before beginning university this Fall) Soaring Hawk Award (for: 5 pillars of character) Honors Diploma Outstanding Senior Award: (for: academic excellence, writing, public speaking, critical thinking, course variety, extracurriculars, volunteering) <engraved crystal award and permanent plague on school wall of fame> Silver Cord recipient (for: volunteering) Gold Cord recipient Gold and Maroon Cord recipient Academic Letter (plus maximum gold bars) Varsity Letter (plus maximum awards) Drama Letter (plus maximum medals) Co-President: Student Council Co-President: National Honor Society Co-Founder and President: Be The Change club (ACHS) Founder and President: Feminists About Equality Selected: Member of Jaguar Advisory Committee: ACHS (Founding principle themes and mission of 2nd HS; ACHS, selecting school colors, mascot, marching song, etc., prior to its 1st class. Both community HS's have very large student populations.) Member of Anti-Bullying Advisory Committee (ACHS and AHS) Co-Captain: Varsity football cheerleading Co-Captain: Competition cheerleading (Selected 1 of 10 squads from over 5,000 nationwide competing squads, to perform at 2015-2016 Sugar Bowl Halftime, nationally televised and 79,000 stadium audience) IA High School Athletic Association: State Cheerleader Award (3x) Speech Captain: (2x) State (Short Film category) Student Director: "Legally Blonde"'and "The Music Man" (Crew Head: for various HS productions) Peer tutor: selected for both in class and formal hours outside of class Nominated (by peers): Homecoming Court Nominated (by peers): Youth of Year Nominated (by faculty): participated in 4day/3evening conference and training, selected: member: National Council On Youth Leadership Recipient (USA) Presidential Award for Academic Excellence (for: national academic rank in top 10% and leadership. Received maximum number of times, with signed letter(s) from current U.S. President.) NanoWriMo (Nat'l Writer's Month): winner IA Technology Fair: Blue Ribbon and 1st Place winner National No-Bully Challenge: selected video National Holocaust Memorial-Remembrance Day: selected video National Autism Awareness Day video: presented: Grand View University (I have no personal link to autism, except that Nat'l Autism Awareness Day is the same day as my birthday.) ---------- Ankeny Community Theatre (ACT is comprised of all volunteers) (Michael Porche, Director) (Doug Moon, Director) <contact information provided upon request> (youngest) Producer and Asst. Director: for numerous productions, e.g., "The Maginot Line," ,"Death By Chocolate," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,," "Adam's Eve," "The Amorous Ambassador." ---------- Temple B'nai Jeshurun (Rabbi David Kaufman: Contact info provided upon request.) Chairperson, Social Action: Temple Youth Group Board (and historical 1st time: the only student and Confirmant in Confirmation "class.") ---------- That's pretty much the essentials of my Curricular Vitae that may or may not be pertinent, beyond your awareness that I'm reliable, responsible, committed, passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated to every endeavor I underwrite and to achieving goals, (which are not achieved by earning certificates, medals, cords, plaques or anything, but are achieved by the journey), and now you probably know more about me than you may care about, Please be apprised: I'm known to be fun and caring, value humility and don't appreciate hubris in any (including: veiled) form. I present my C.V., because it's a necessity and because it's my character and work-ethic reference, which can be substantiated, and in letters of recommendation. I'm trustworthy, honest, always look for and find the worthy in all people; can find it in and despite most circumstances and am most happy when busy, yet love being able to relax and enjoy being laid back and easy, too. I know myself to be dedicated, independent enough to trust myself, and value integrity as essential to being. I don't smoke, drink nor do drugs and I'm not judgmental. I believe everyone has the right to be who they are, as long as they're consensual and not hurting themselves or others. And I believe in equality of all rights for all genders, gender-identities, ethnicities, races, religions, cultures, beliefs, and advocate for subsequent respect for civil and human rights for all humans of every age, as well as environmental and specie's rights. I may be easy going, however I don't easily abide bigotry or bias or self righteous ignorance. So, if you find this offensive, we may have a lot more to discover and discuss, than you may think. Even if we don't agree, we can agree to disagree. I'm always willing to participate in civilized and respectful discussions. For my this summer experience, I would much prefer and appreciate enjoying and sharing companionship and comfort of open or/and like minded folk. I hope to have the chance to discover some new paths, meet some good people and make some significant contributions through a volunteer experience. Please feel free to contact me here and, also, especially if you have any further inquiries. Thank you for your time and consideration! Sincerely, Sarah-Rose Ballard
Volunteering Experience: 
Appalachian Mountain Trails: Environmental preservation and conservation. Habitat For Humanity: building homes. Iowa Central Shelter Services: food drives, preparing/serving/cleaning up after meals. Iowa Food Bank: food drives, item sorting and distribution. Hunger Hike: creating and participating in fund raising events and hikes. Peer Tutor: all subjects. Animal Shelter : healthy and injured species care and companionship. Iowa Special Olympics: event facilitator and timer. Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon: event coordinator and facilitator: 1st and 2nd annual. (3rd in 2017.) Raising the most funds from any HS event. Social Action projects (various): Chairperson Social Action, Temple B'nai Jeshurun Youth Group Board Be The Change school endorsed club (co-founder, president): projects included: successful school supply drive for Lakota Native American Indian Tribe, raising funds for disadvantaged students, etc. Feminists About Equality school endorsed club (founder, president): projects involved creating dialogue, discussion and awareness through writing, producing and showing videos to student population, successful sundries drives for women's shelters, etc. Church Mission Trip: building camp for disadvantaged youth. Created resourced and interactive website for teens struggling with various issues, anonymously administered, (went viral) contacted Google, who provided assistance. Independent campaign: accessing my Jewish community's resources to provide Christmas to Blank Children's Hospital's, Pediatric Oncology patients in hospital during Christmas (no Jewish patients.) Various other volunteer involvements. Please feel free to contact me, should you wish further clarification or references. Thank you. I am always in search of ways to make significant contributions in any venue. This summer, I hope to become involved in volunteering to animal welfare. My compassion and passion, work ethic and dedication are just some of my attributes that you can depend upon to be a valuable and comfortable contribution to your efforts and endeavors.
Education: 
High School Honors Diploma, Currently:earning 2year Associate/College Degree
Occupation: 
Student: Entering 4year University, Fall: 2016
Other Skills: 
Political Campaign Worker, Caucused. Very strong&healthy. LNT,CPR,Field First Aid&Survival certified
Sarah-Rose Ballard
Ankeny
United States
Languages:
English, Chinese
April, 1998
Description
June 10, 2016

Hello!

My name is Sarah-Rose, I'm American and I recently celebrated my 18th birthday.
About a week ago, I was my high school class commencement speaker and spoke about taking risks, embracing challenges and being too obstinate to accept failure as anything other than a tool used to achieve success, and I spoke from experience.
I'm both self directive and also love being part of a team effort and these 2 things define more of who I am, than my listing my accomplishments, which I am also proud of having so many opportunities to learn and grow from.
I appreciate opportunities; being afforded them and, yes, even more importantly, being able to help others in having them.

I'm environmentally proactive, because, well...to be honest, I live on our planet and it's a responsibility that more of us have to step up to and become involved in protecting and trying to help and help others understand the importance of their roles in relation to our shared planet.
I spent an amazing summer (last) with some like-minded people, who: as a crew, we together: sweated, climbed magnificent mountains with heavy equipment, slid down mountains, with heavy equipment, (in an unscheduled mud slide, due to heavy rains), unearthed and crushed boulders into large rocks that we then moved to place as trail edges, so people wouldn't wander off trail paths and become lost in the vast wilderness nor destroy the natural environment, sawed and chopped fallen and dead trees, lopped killer weeds, dug waist deep in mineral pits, lugged golden soil: all to rebuild and build from start sustainable trails, while becoming LNT (leave no trace), field first aid and wilderness survival certified by the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club.) Our volunteer, leadership outdoor conservation trail building crew became a team and a family. We sweated together, slept under the stars, were usually rained on, muddy, dirty and accomplished great goals and became greater friends from starting out by all being unknown to each other.
I can say this, too, because we carried everything, including all of our supplies, tools and even water, from camp site to camp site that we set up and broke down, we just naturally supported each other. I'm almost 5'11" and could carry a heavier load than my 5'2" teammate, who was less physically fit than I, and (while I don't subscribe to sexism, truth be told), our male teammate from France, who was going into the French Army and was a very athletic 6'3", could carry more than I could: Sometimes; (I don't concede easily, hah! :)
Last summer was amazing and I know I learned, earned and received more than I gave, and I gave my best.
The summer before, I hiked: sea to sea through the Mideast, over mountains, through the desert and sandstorms, through exploding missiles and spent time on an archeological dig, unearthing pieces of ancient history. I met many different people from different cultures and with different religious and political beliefs. We explored, discussed and learned about our differences and more so, what we shared in common. The realization that our world's survival is dependent upon the people who inhabit it became a contributing factor to my dedication to help keep our world a safe and healthy place for all who inhabit it.

I'm a pescatarian (for past 3 years); I eat fish, eggs, cheese, rice, nuts, all vegetables and fruit and a lot of other things, like beans and tofu, etc., except meat or poultry. (Canned tuna, eggs and rice are inexpensive, good meal staples that go with about everything and I'm not a fussy eater.)
I don't care what anyone else eats and may even occasionally enjoy having bacon waived in front of me to smell, because I really miss bacon!

I'm an animal rights activist; respect all specie's rights and believe it is humanity's responsibility to remain protectors and good stewards for all life on our shared planet.
I have volunteered with a local animal shelter, caring for cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and rodents. I am comfortable being with other species and those that have had contact with me are comfortable with me.

I also volunteer for Habitat For Humanity. I worked my way to becoming a roofer and doing a lot of different work to get there.
I enjoy manual labor. I'm a quick study, hard worker, can work solo and enjoy being a team member. I'm very flexible. I can be quiet, when appropriate, vocal: when appropriate, am very easy going and laid back, even though you might think otherwise, when you read my below Curricular Vitae (C.V.), however people always feel calm with me and tell me how relaxed and relaxing I am. I'm usually the calm in crisis and often people will come to me to talk about "things." (My 2nd university major is psychology and I'm minoring in film.) I'm very social, albeit can appreciate some solitude, too.

My hobbies include brushing my teeth twice a day, not keeping up with the Kardashians, using my face for emoticons and spontaneous tripping over something or nothing.

References: Written references available upon request:
----------
(Please know I have pretty decent time management skills and don't watch much television, therefore I use my time to be involved.
My social media is way down on my priority list; way down past live socializing and actual interaction.
...And...I'm a taker of risks and conquerer of challenges... :)
----------
Ankeny High School (AHS), Ankeny, IA:
{I graduated from AHS. All below, which are not denoted are AHS achievements and involvements.)
(Dr. Jeff Hawkins, AHS Principal: 515 965-9630)

Class of 2016 Commencement Speaker
Top 3% of class
Academic Excellence Award (every year) and (senior) medal
Scholar's Award and medal (for: consistent above 4.0 GPA)
Rigor's Award and medal (for: most Advanced Placement and college courses taken; earning 2year college degree before beginning university this Fall)
Soaring Hawk Award (for: 5 pillars of character)
Honors Diploma
Outstanding Senior Award: (for: academic excellence, writing, public speaking, critical thinking, course variety, extracurriculars, volunteering) <engraved crystal award and permanent plague on school wall of fame>
Silver Cord recipient (for: volunteering)
Gold Cord recipient
Gold and Maroon Cord recipient
Academic Letter (plus maximum gold bars)
Varsity Letter (plus maximum awards)
Drama Letter (plus maximum medals)
Co-President: Student Council
Co-President: National Honor Society
Co-Founder and President: Be The Change club (ACHS)
Founder and President: Feminists About Equality
Selected: Member of Jaguar Advisory Committee: ACHS (Founding principle themes and mission of 2nd HS; ACHS, selecting school colors, mascot, marching song, etc., prior to its 1st class. Both community HS's have very large student populations.)
Member of Anti-Bullying Advisory Committee (ACHS and AHS)
Co-Captain: Varsity football cheerleading
Co-Captain: Competition cheerleading (Selected 1 of 10 squads from over 5,000 nationwide competing squads, to perform at 2015-2016 Sugar Bowl Halftime, nationally televised and 79,000 stadium audience)
IA High School Athletic Association: State Cheerleader Award (3x)
Speech Captain: (2x) State (Short Film category)
Student Director: "Legally Blonde"'and "The Music Man"
(Crew Head: for various HS productions)
Peer tutor: selected for both in class and formal hours outside of class
Nominated (by peers): Homecoming Court
Nominated (by peers): Youth of Year
Nominated (by faculty): participated in 4day/3evening conference and training,
selected: member: National Council On Youth Leadership
Recipient (USA) Presidential Award for Academic Excellence (for: national academic rank in top 10% and leadership. Received maximum number of times, with signed letter(s) from current U.S. President.)
NanoWriMo (Nat'l Writer's Month): winner
IA Technology Fair: Blue Ribbon and 1st Place winner
National No-Bully Challenge: selected video
National Holocaust Memorial-Remembrance Day: selected video
National Autism Awareness Day video: presented: Grand View University (I have no personal link to autism, except that Nat'l Autism Awareness Day is the same day as my birthday.)
----------
Ankeny Community Theatre (ACT is comprised of all volunteers)
(Michael Porche, Director)
(Doug Moon, Director)
<contact information provided upon request>

(youngest) Producer and Asst. Director: for numerous productions, e.g., "The Maginot Line," ,"Death By Chocolate," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,," "Adam's Eve," "The Amorous Ambassador."

----------
Temple B'nai Jeshurun
(Rabbi David Kaufman: Contact info provided upon request.)

Chairperson, Social Action: Temple Youth Group Board
(and historical 1st time: the only student and Confirmant in Confirmation "class.")
----------
That's pretty much the essentials of my Curricular Vitae that may or may not be pertinent, beyond your awareness that I'm reliable, responsible, committed, passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated to every endeavor I underwrite and to achieving goals, (which are not achieved by earning certificates, medals, cords, plaques or anything, but are achieved by the journey), and now you probably know more about me than you may care about,
Please be apprised: I'm known to be fun and caring, value humility and don't appreciate hubris in any (including: veiled) form. I present my C.V., because it's a necessity and because it's my character and work-ethic reference, which can be substantiated, and in letters of recommendation.
I'm trustworthy, honest, always look for and find the worthy in all people; can find it in and despite most circumstances and am most happy when busy, yet love being able to relax and enjoy being laid back and easy, too.
I know myself to be dedicated, independent enough to trust myself, and value integrity as essential to being.
I don't smoke, drink nor do drugs
and I'm not judgmental.
I believe everyone has the right to be who they are, as long as they're consensual and not hurting themselves or others.
And I believe in equality of all rights for all genders, gender-identities, ethnicities, races, religions, cultures, beliefs, and advocate for subsequent respect for civil and human rights for all humans of every age, as well as environmental and specie's rights. I may be easy going, however I don't easily abide bigotry or bias or self righteous ignorance. So, if you find this offensive, we may have a lot more to discover and discuss, than you may think. Even if we don't agree, we can agree to disagree. I'm always willing to participate in civilized and respectful discussions.
For my this summer experience, I would much prefer and appreciate enjoying and sharing companionship and comfort of open or/and like minded folk.
I hope to have the chance to discover some new paths, meet some good people and make some significant contributions through a volunteer experience.
Please feel free to contact me here and, also, especially if you have any further inquiries.

Thank you for your time and consideration!
Sincerely,
Sarah-Rose Ballard
Volunteering Experience
Appalachian Mountain Trails: Environmental preservation and conservation.
Habitat For Humanity: building homes.
Iowa Central Shelter Services: food drives, preparing/serving/cleaning up after meals.
Iowa Food Bank: food drives, item sorting and distribution.
Hunger Hike: creating and participating in fund raising events and hikes.
Peer Tutor: all subjects.
Animal Shelter : healthy and injured species care and companionship.
Iowa Special Olympics: event facilitator and timer.
Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon: event coordinator and facilitator: 1st and 2nd annual. (3rd in 2017.) Raising the most funds from any HS event.
Social Action projects (various): Chairperson Social Action, Temple B'nai Jeshurun Youth Group Board
Be The Change school endorsed club (co-founder, president): projects included: successful school supply drive for Lakota Native American Indian Tribe, raising funds for disadvantaged students, etc.
Feminists About Equality school endorsed club (founder, president): projects involved creating dialogue, discussion and awareness through writing, producing and showing videos to student population, successful sundries drives for women's shelters, etc.
Church Mission Trip: building camp for disadvantaged youth.
Created resourced and interactive website for teens struggling with various issues, anonymously administered, (went viral) contacted Google, who provided assistance.
Independent campaign: accessing my Jewish community's resources to provide Christmas to Blank Children's Hospital's, Pediatric Oncology patients in hospital during Christmas (no Jewish patients.)
Various other volunteer involvements.
Please feel free to contact me, should you wish further clarification or references.
Thank you.

I am always in search of ways to make significant contributions in any venue.
This summer, I hope to become involved in volunteering to animal welfare.
My compassion and passion, work ethic and dedication are just some of my attributes that you can depend upon to be a valuable and comfortable contribution to your efforts and endeavors.

Education
High School Honors Diploma, Currently:earning 2year Associate/College Degree
Occupation
Student: Entering 4year University, Fall: 2016
Other Skills
Political Campaign Worker, Caucused. Very strong&healthy. LNT,CPR,Field First Aid&Survival certified
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