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:
To build some muscle, you must be ready to tear some down. After working out and tearing your muscles, you recover, and your muscles rebuild themselves bigger. Nearly everything in life is like this. To gain something, you must be willing to sacrifice something. Take Chess for example, oftentimes you setup traps and sacrifices so that your opponent can consciously gain a piece, but your sacrifice is their blunder. You will have gained a better position on the board. Similarly, we must be aware of our gains and losses in real life in order to reach a peak of success. This is exactly what has allowed me to achieve in several endeavors, not just in a single specialization. Because of Duke of Ed, I have developed my range in a variety of skills instead of just one, and for that, I am grateful.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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