My name is Jayden Rush, and I am currently a senior at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte, North Carolina. I plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Journalism at Howard University and I show great interest in discovering different ways that I could fund for Howard this upcoming school year. I strongly believe that learning on the Howard campus, and being involved in their many student organizations will prepare me for a lifetime of success.
My experience as the Vice President of Phillip O. Berry´s Debate team has sparked a greater interest in learning more about what it takes to become a competitive debater at the collegiate level. Throughout my high school career, I was able to utilize my talent of writing and public speaking to further the achievement of black excellence in the Tarheel and Catholic Forensic League. I am the only member on my team who has been recognized on the state level for competing in four different categories. My experience in competing in both Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum debates further shows my ability to communicate in a number of ways.
My strengths as an individual stretch far beyond researching, creating cases, and delivering my arguments to the masses. If someone were to ask me to describe myself I would say I am a bright and goal oriented young man that seeks to improve the lives of everyone. I will be attending Howard in the fall, and would like request $30,000 that will be used to cover the overall cost for me to attend Howard University.
Thank in advance for your time and consideration.