Abraham Lincoln once said “Character is like a tree and reputation is like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.” Imhotep has a character of its own. In fact it’s like a tree; it has roots of strong administrators who make sure we stay grounded. It has a strong trunk of teachers who wish to support us in all that we do. We have wonderful subjects witch will be considered the branches that makes us interested and fill our brains with knowledge. As for us, the students are known as the leaves. As freshmen’s we started to bud, as sophomores we begin to get full shape and color, as juniors we begin our full shape and size and by our senior year we are all tired and wish to leave the tree and adventure the world. The shadow that our tree forms is a very respectable one. I am Raneka Stallworth and I want to be your Class President. A leader is a problem solver, not a finger pointer. A leader is a uniter, not a divider.
A leader is a consensus builder, not a blamer. A leader inspires others to do their best, not call them the enemy. A leader should not tell people what they’re doing wrong, but should tell them how they could they do it better. A leader brings solutions to the table and makes everything better. All these qualities fall under leadership which is “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” I Natia Coleman have leadership in all that I do and would like to demonstrate to you all what leadership should look like during and becoming your class president. Imhotep is a great school and I would like to keep it that way.
We seniors need to get on the ball in order to accomplish our dreams and fulfill our destiny. We were put on this earth for a reason and the reason is to strive to be the best we can be. Time is ticking and before we know it we are going to be in the big world and have responsibilities that we need to handle. While in high school you have everything easy and teachers that care about you. In college you are going to have professors that care about you but not like your high school teachers did. I am here to prepare you for your next step after graduating high school. I truly believe I could make a change in our lives that we will all appreciate. Thank you!