My knowledge of Roger Williams has shown me that my community is a growing foundation many of his beliefs. The one thing that makes my community unique is its diversity. Our ability to accept and surround ourselves with individuals from different ethnic backgrounds such as African, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Italian, Asian, and Albanian represents what Roger Williams sought through his freedom of conscience, when he welcomed everyone into his community regardless of who they were as long as they were good citizens.
My service to my community has made me a competent student who is more than willing to accept a challenge that can make a difference in someone's life the same way Roger Williams did. During my sophomore year of high school, I dedicated my summer to volunteering at Landmark Medical Center, a hospital in my city. I assisted members of the soup kitchen in giving meals to patients, and taking their orders. I have also had the opportunity to participate in community service at the Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, DC as a Bank of America student leader, in which I have created gift bags full of items such as toothpaste, soap, toothbrushes, and lotion for veterans in the hospital.