Candidate for Student Representative or Associate Student Representative, Southwestern Region
Sophomore, Wayland Baptist University
Eta Theta Chapter
Expected date of graduation: May 2013
Year Inducted: 2010
Positions, other memberships, offices, etc., currently or recently held: N/A
In no more than 500 words, explain why you are running for office and comment on any skills, experience, or personal qualities you possess that would contribute to your performing the following duties: promoting communication among chapters, producing official publications, assisting your Regent, serving on the Student Leadership Committee:
Hello, my name is Levonne Castillo. I would like to be considered for Student Representative for the Southwestern Region. I am a sophomore secondary English education major. I am what my school would consider a non-traditional student. I got my start late in life but feel this was probably the best time for me. I have been able to appreciate my blessings. I have a ten year old daughter and to date she has seen me through two missions trips, Ecuador and Kenya. I want her to be able to appreciate all kinds of students when she goes to school. Just because I cannot be a student athlete does not mean that I cannot find things to invest my time and participate on campus. I feel that as an older student I bring a unique perspective to my own Sigma Tau Delta organization. The idea of English, the language, the people, culture, is considered, refined, distinguished and excellent. This is how I hope that I can help my local chapter operate and bring some of that to our regional and national groups. I have been blessed with an extraordinary opportunity to be able to participate in this national convention. I have the support of my local chapter, my School of Languages and Literature, and Wayland Baptist University. I do not just mean financial. This support comes in the form of encouragement and pride from my chapter members and sponsors. I hope that I can be an example for all students that you really can do anything you put your mind to. I want my daughter and others to see that you have no limits. Our vice-president stepped-up and said she would stay with my daughter while I was gone. She loves to tell her friends about all the places I have been and what I have done and she says she can’t wait to go to some of these places too. This is the kind of support I know that I have and that can help add to our strength and hopefully be an inspiration to other chapters. I know that there are many responsibilities that come along with Student Representative and I know that with my experience as president of the Students in Free Enterprise chapter at Wayland Baptist University, I can take on this challenge. I was very excited to get my invitation to Sigma Tau Delta. It reassured me that my hard work paid off and I knew that I found an organization that I could really sink my teeth into so to speak. I appreciate all the work that has gone into this convention and would be honored to serve as Student Representative and help plan for next year’s convention.