Monroe Harless

3 words that describe me are...

  1. Outgoing - I am a friendly person who is socially confident and always willing to meet new people.
  2. Self-motivated - I am goal oriented and driven. I work hard to achieve my goals because of my own enthusiasm and interest.
  3. Passionate - I fully dedicate myself to my academics and extracurricular activities and am enthusiastic about the activities I love.

3 interisting facts about me...

  1. I volunteer with my church's children's ministry and help lead a three and four year old Sunday school class.
  2. I am a member of Georgia Christian Dance Theatre ballet company, and I have danced for the Buford School of ballet for 5 years.
  3. Outside of school and dance, my favorite thing to do is read. Some books I have read recently include "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" and assorted non- fiction books on Greek Mythology.

3 qualities that make me a strong leader...

  1. Hard working - I work with enthusiasm and commitment, and I encourage my peers to work with the same diligence.
  2. Strive for excellence - When working on a group project, I motivate my group to achieve an above and beyond product that exceeds expectations.
  3. Goal-driven - I regularly set personal goals and make plans to push myself to reach them.

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”

-Douglas MacArthur

Someone that inspires me is... J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, the well known author of the Harry Potter book series, is both an inspirational and excellent leader because she exhibits the following characteristics...

  • Endurance - J.K. Rowling came from humble economic beginnings and was later a single mother struggling to pay her bills. Despite her hardships, she continued on to become incredibly successful.
  • Generosity - J.K. Rowling used her success to give back to many organizations and is known for her charitable and kind attitude.
  • Encouragement - J.K. Rowling used her books to encourage children worldwide to love reading.

3 things I hope to gain from serving in a leadership role...

  1. Expansion of Communication Skills - I hope to expand my knowledge of public speaking and develop more confidence and poise when speaking to a group.
  2. Develop Problem Solving Skills - Through the leadership and collaboration skills that come with leadership roles, I hope to become more creative and develop effective solutions to problems by developing "out of the box" thinking.
  3. New Perspectives - By working with my peers with similar leadership goals, I will learn from observing other people's points of view. I hope to develop new ideas and a better understanding of problem resolution.