Throughout my thrilling journey and privilege of serving as the 2020 Botany Downs Secondary College Student Representative, I can confidently say my position has enhanced my abilities. The responsibilities associated with this role have helped shape me into a better individual. I am forever grateful to have been elected to take up the role, and I will cherish every moment I had.
My journey began with the uncertainty of the decision to apply for this role. Throughout my schooling years, leadership remained to be a thought at the back of my mind, a thought I had never thought to act upon. Fortunately enough, I can now say that this was one of the best choices I had made. During my position, I acquired knowledge on several skills. I slowly began to learn how precious time was, as well as the amount of effort it takes to run things smoothly. From monthly meetings, to empowering the student body to speak up and project their voice, I felt confident that I was capable of making change to add to the high-quality learning environment at BDSC.
The students of BDSC entrusted me and my qualities with this position, and I will cherish this forever. Without the support of my fellow peers and classmates, I would not have been successful. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the board remained enthusiastic to further continue ongoing success. This was the main lesson which I learned this year, that nothing in life should be taken for granted. Which is why, I urge every student not to underestimate their abilities or potential, broaden your horizons, and most importantly, have no regrets. Seek every opportunity you are given as you may just surprise yourself.
I wish to utilise this opportunity to say thank you, my sincerest regards to everyone who made this year possible for me to cherish myself as a board member of 2020. It has been an honor and I am proud to have been a BDSC student.