March 07th, 2018
Olivia Bush, Sorority interview question and answers for Carly and Brittany:
1. How do you balance your time between school and sorority events?
In order to stay in a sorority, you have to maintain a 2.5 gpa, and you earn points for earning A’s and B’s and for going to the library to study. There is a scholarship chair in the sorority which is just in charge of making sure every ones grades are up to par. So it is pretty easy because we mostly know that we have to get are homework done and that our grades come first in order to actively participate.
2. How do you become more involved in your sorority?
Mostly just going to everything and being really involved. Even if you don’t know someone that well text or dm them asking if they want to go to lunch. Go to events and activities and actively participate.
3. How much time commitment is a sorority?
There are mandatory meetings once a week that are normally an hour, and then there are volunteer events, fun activities and socials. I would say around five hours a week.
Questions by Jillian Cardinal
Are there a lot of volunteering opportunities?
Have you done any?
Yes we have done adopt a block which is when you go into town and clean up the streets, we have also done bake sales, and many diamond donates.
What were your favorite type of volunteer opportunity?
The 5k on Veterans Day and we raised 5 thousand dollars for David’s Drive 831 ,an organization helping homeless & hospitalized veteran’s.
Questions by Ellie Kuhnle
What are team building activities you do in the sorority?
-on bid day we get all social medias and follow everyone . Before social media was big, we’d do cross over the line, where people cross over the line with statements they relate to. Each assignment is fulfilled with someone knew, so you get to know everyone!
What is your favorite activity to do with your sisters?
-a lot of sister hood events, Brittany is sister chair, she sets up event for everyone. Activities like Zumba, pumpkin picking, bowling, & various social events. Ice Cream at the house is common and annual, a movie night is in the planning process. Sisters go out to lunch together and act like “normal friends,” and during finals they all study at the library together.
Have you gained confidence from becoming a sister? If so, how?
-YES! “I’ve seen such a personality difference in myself...” (Brittany) “Almost impossible not to change” (Brittany) Carly plans special events, and Greek weekend (annual) “getting people to come to special events has given me confidence” (Carly) “You have to be outgoing, you have to ask for things” (Brittany) a little weird at first, similar to a job, weekly meetings, etc. positions can last from semesters long to years long.
High School - College Action Plan
By Carly D'Angelo
Applying to college can be an intimidating process. Luckily, with the help of this timeline, you can feel confident once application deadlines draw near. If you follow this schedule, you’ll be more than ready when the time to apply rolls around!
Involve yourself with extracurriculars in and out of school. There are so many options. Whether it’s finding a part-time job, joining a sports team, or trying out for the school’s musical, there is always something for everyone. Colleges are interested in students who are well rounded and committed to their school. Being able to commit to activities in high school shows that you will most likely commit to activities in college as well.
During your sophomore year, you should begin to research schools that may interest you. Talk to your guidance counselor because they have a lot of free resources for you to use. When choosing a college, always consider location, price, and available majors. Look at the requirements for each school and see where you line up.
Begin preparing for standardized tests such as the SATs and ACTs. These tests compare your level of preparation with that of students from all over the country. You can usually send one or both of your SAT and ACT scores to prospective colleges. Most students decide to take these tests more than once, which will always improve your scores.
Pay close attention to your spelling and grammar when filling out the required materials of the application. Applying early is your best bet. A huge weight will be lifted off your shoulders once you turn everything in early. The hardest part is being patient when you’re waiting to hear the decisions from each school!
Carly D'Angelo & OneLOVE
We were so fortunate to have Inspiring Teens grad Carly D'Angelo return on Tuesday to talk to the current High School leaders about healthy relationships.
Carly is now a student at West Chester University and participating in a college activity that requires her to find a platform. While searching a relevant topic, Carly found OneLove and was so motivated by the message she asked if she could share it with us.
Equipped with a short video (seen above) and a game to make sure they all understood both obvious forms of control and emotional abuse and very slick, sly methods. After, the girls got in a group picture with Carly before she left.
Right on the front of their website, OneLove declares they are
changing the statistics around relationship abuse one conversation at a time.
Named after a young lady who died as a result of an unhealthy relationship with her boyfriend, OneLove strives to help other young ladies who may not realize their situation. The website gives advice and tips to help not just yourself, but friends who may need help.
Submitted by our members as well as teens across the world.