Asian Chamber of Commerce Honors Anisha Jain with College Scholarship
Anisha Jain, daughter of Vikas and Bhawna Jain, a graduate of Clark High School was honored by the Asian Chamber of Commerce for her exemplary academic, leadership and volunteer work.
Anisha is the recipient of Asian Chamber’s scholarship originally named after the local Japanese American Bill Endow who donated a copious amount to recognize local Asian-American high school students.
At Clark, Anisha is actively involved in many of the schools’ academic and sports activities. Anisha is involved with the competitive Hip Hop team teacher and is passionate about classical Indian dancing and actively involved in raising funds for EKAL Vidyalaya educational projects in rural India. In her essay, Anisha makes a case for becoming a Physician mainly for helping other people. She wrote, ”Community service has helped me understand how the smallest acts of kindness can make somebody’s entire day. One of the biggest aspects of my personality is being a helping hand for others which explains why I intend to become a doctor.”
To earn a competitive scholarship, Anisha wrote…
Going to my homeroom in the fall of 2014, I didn’t know what to expect. While sitting in the corner, I initially felt like a nobody. Yet this school proved me wrong and showed me that everybody has their place. As the end of my senior year approaches, this school has helped me grow and succeed and has provided me with wonderful opportunities.
I’ve noticed that my work ethic has become significantly better and my knowledge of certain concepts has expanded beyond my belief. Taking AP science class and joining clubs like HOSA have helped me decide my future career in medicine. Other AP math and orchestra classes allow me to participate in the subjects that I love and receive a great education as well.
When talking to my friends from other high schools, they will mention that they’ve only spoken to their counselors once or twice or don’t know who their principal is. That shocks me because I find myself sitting in the counselor’s office on a daily basis or being friendly with my principal. My counselors guided me through the college application process and provided me with educational opportunities that I wouldn’t have found on my own. Along with this, they have also been there for me emotionally. When classes became too stressful or I was going through my own share of personal problems, their doors were always open.
My desire to become a doctor is mainly for helping other people. After performing hours of community service in high school, I found that doctors and volunteers share similarities in their actions to help others. As time went on, community service turned into one of my greatest passions. I enjoyed being a volunteer with multiple organizations because I loved watching the smiles on people’s faces.
Every Sunday, I spend four hours at the Spring Valley Hospital, helping patients with their day to day needs. When I see how upset a patient is, I realize that it’s important to help people because I can easily make their day better. Community service has helped me understand how the smallest acts of kindness can make somebody’s entire day. One of the biggest aspects of my personality is being a helping hand for others which explains why I intend to become a doctor. Through community service, I am able to begin my career path early, and help people even with my smallest actions.