Think

Jennifer Wloszek

My Essay

I did not think of the effects of it for a while. Alcohol that is. It has surrounded me my whole life. At weddings, family events, or just over the weekend. Alcohol was forever present in my house. I did not think it had power. However you don’t think when your little. When I was 10 or so, my family and I attended an event hosted by Ashley’s Dream and my eyes were opened. Now looking back on it all I can see the true meaning behind everything I saw that day. As I walked into the backyard, I looked to my left and a table with the name “Ashley” housed letters and photo albums with one person in common. I stared at the table for a moment to long when my mom interrupted my thought. “She is why we are here today,” she said. I gave her a confused look and she went on the explain the accident in more detail. My heart broke looking at the pictures of a girl who looked so familiar to me. Though I had never met her, the familiarity made it seem as if she was my neighbor. I believe that this was the intention of the table. To show the world that she is real. She is loved. She is here. She could be your neighbor. She she could be your daughter. She could be your friend. To show the world that she was taken by recklessness and irresponsibility. To make people think about their actions. Actions can be dangerous and they can take things from you or other people. But it can be stopped. But only if you think.

About Me

I am modest in nature. I am the president and stage manager of The Troy Theatre Ensemble at my school. For the last four years, I have been working to turn that program into something of my own. The individuals in that club are my family and I have been honored to work beside them. I am modest by nature. I started tutoring and volunteering my junior year. I tutored many kids in my math class who just needed an extra push to fully understand the material. After, I would head over to the New Beginnings animal shelter and stay with the animals in the quiet rooms where I found solace I am modest by nature. Selling myself isn’t my strong suit. Every armor has a weak spot. This essay is mine...