Journal #2

Ever since I was in elementary school, I have been participating in the community services until now. To tell you the truth, it was not because I wanted to. It was because my dear mother would always sign up for community services, and when she signs her own name on the sign-up sheet, she always signed my name as well for some reason. At first, I only felt tired and thought of ways I could pretend as if I am working, but later on, when I became older, I realized that I became more mature by not only helping others but also sharing the moments with others. By participating in community services, I was able to share the burden of people who are troubled such as the handicapped and the old, and I was also able to broaden and deepen my perspective.

And I grew up even more, and I am now a college student in honors program. I still remember the moment when I received the acceptance letter from CUNY Baruch. It was one of the most joyous moments of my life because being a Baruch scholar means that my role is to be a role model to other students. In addition, my tuition is fully covered as long as I take care of my GPA and other requirements, I have an opportunity to take honors classes, and I get to register for classes earlier than regular students. With such prerogatives, I think honors students to give back to the community by participating in the community services. Being a book-smart person is easy because focusing on one thing is simple. However, since honors students are chosen individuals who proved themselves with their accomplishments, I think all honors students should be mindful of contributing back to others.

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2 Responses to Journal #2

  1. Your mother does a lot of community services then, compared to my mother who never volunteered before.
    You wrote it nicely and ended it off with a good note. Definitely, all people should be mindful of contributing back to others (when it is possible).

  2. Maria Guglielmo says:


    I never realized until now, but you’re right; community service does mature you. It’s true. Sharing others burdens and hardships really does make you see how lucky you are and how grateful we should all be.

    Great job!


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