Hello, my name is Fatoumata and I'm a junior in high school. To take full advantage of my summer break from school, I applied to Duke University's summer program for high school students. I have been accepted to take their "Global Leader" class.
I am interested in the Global Leader program because it will provide me with the essential skills I will need to fulfill my long term goals to study political science and take part in national affairs. In order to achieve my goals, I need to better understand our political system and develop my skills in persuading others to effect change on a macro scale. Through this program, I will gain insights into politics and social identities by creating countries with my fellow classmates and improving my public speaking skills through the “Party Platform” speeches.
As the Vice President of my Student Government for the past three years, I have worked hard to gain the trust of the student body and school faculty and use this trust to bring about change. Additionally, as a member of the Pink Ladies, a women’s empowerment group, I have become exposed to and passionate about the political, social, and economic issues faced by women around the world, and I greatly enjoy discussing and debating potential solutions to these issues. The Global Leader program will help me become a better leader to my classmates and community and will allow me to more effectively understand critical issues and drive positive change in the world.
Thank you for your time and support!
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