Aden James Angelo
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Favourite memory of the Award:
My favourite memory is the time when I competed in a National choir competition (which I could log in my 'Skills' section). After months of rehearsals, workshops, and concerts, I was in two of the choirs qualified for Nationals. We came out with a Gold and a Silver! Thank you DoE for fostering hard work, passion, and growth on generations of youth across the world.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
My biggest challenge from the DoE Award is to undertake an adventurous journey. I still have not completed one yet, because of my busy schedule and also because of my fear of inexperience. I have never camped before, but I know that this is a challenge that I will greatly enjoy once I accomplish it.
New Zealand
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I have continued all my award activities including singing, going to the gym, and volunteering! I do all of these for several hours a week!
Tell us the story behind your photo:
Never lose your tenacity.In the gym, the strength of your grip over a weight can help you determine if you can lift it or not. When the weight is on the ground, your grip feels the strongest.Likewise, for everything in life, if you are at the rock bottom, get a strong grip of the things surrounding you.Be angry that you don't have it like others, be mad at your condition. Grasp your surroundings with a crushing force. Take control.And slowly, as you start pushing off, you will reach your apogee. But once you are there, you will realize that there's another mountain to climb.In time, your head will be in the clouds. Your achievements will have stacked more than you can track them. This is my analogy for success, take control and accountability for everything around you.Thank you DoE for inspiring generations of youth to pursue ambitious goals and challenge themselves. The DoE program has evolved me into a responsible, confident, optimistic, and ambitious young man, and now, this is the way I am.
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