The St. Matthew's school motto is serve, lead, flourish. Throughout my life at St. Matthew's, I have not only seen serving, leading and flourishing, but I have done my best to serve, lead and flourish. Ever since I was in Kindergarten, I have helped serve the community. Every year at St. Matthew's we help serve by holding concerts for senior centers, collecting toiletries for the homeless, cleaning up the beach, raising money for misquito nets, walking in hunger walks, caring for families in need, collecting cans for the Westside Food Bank and much more. Not only do I serve, but I lead. I have lead by starting an organization called Save the Waves Juniors. In Save the Waves Juniors, I host beach cleanups, test water quality and educate children about being safe in the ocean and cleaning up trash. By doing all of this, I flourish.