Lessons Learned from Running for Senior Class Vice President

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Last week I ran for the senior class vice president for the class of 2009 at Forest High School. I had so much fun preparing my speech (that aired in front of the entire student body!) and creating and designing posters. In this picture you can kind of see one of my posters! But, I do have a “moral” out of this experience. I have been attending Forest High School for five months now. It was not easy for me to step out and run against other students who had been there since ninth grade. It would have been so easy for me to just not try at all and use the excuse that I didn’t know enough people at Forest to run. Now, am I saying all of this because I won the vice presidency? Nope. In fact, I lost. Whoa, you may be thinking that I am crazy for just revealing a failure to the blogosphere, but in all actuality this was a win for me. I know that may sound pretty confusing, but I did win the day over me. I won over my emotions and proved to myself that I can step up to the plate and do anything that I set my mind to do. The other cool part about this is that I put myself out there at my school. Now many more students at my school know who I am simply because they saw my poster hanging in the hallway. I have been able to meet several cool people that I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet otherwise. I did my best. I did not hold anything back and I gave it to Jesus Christ. He has big plans for me–plans that I do not even know about. I am excited to see what He may be bringing out of this experience as well as what His other plans are for me. So, did I win the title of senior class vp? No. Did I win in myself? Yep. I stepped up and did what God wanted me to do and I know He will take care of me from here.

. . . . for I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me . . . .
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  • Brittany Powers

    I am very proud of you. You did a great job stepping up and you proved to yourself that you are able to do things that you haven’t done before. The posters looked great and you did a good job on your speech. It was really good.

  • Holly

    Good on you for being willing to do it anyway! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I love reading your blog. You are an awesome young lady who puts Christ first in her life. You are in a win – win situation ! Continue to be a great example for others to look up to. I am a grandmother of 2 granddaughters and I pray they will turn out like you 🙂

  • Jeremy

    I am saddened by the loss in your bid to become vice president. After all the work I did for your campaign (does taking posters home in my trunk count)!j/k Keep on being “simply” Emily, and the Lord will definitely keep you exactly where He needs you. You are an inspiration to Erika and I as a model of how a young woman can be in our world. Hey and we are praying for you as you undertake your SAT’s again this weekend. You will kick some bootay on them we know.

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