oshkoshmadam 1 / - Dec 19, 2018 #1to work effectively as a team and to be a leader"Please keep quiet", "Please fold your socks", "Do your top button" are statements I made countless times during the year. In my junior year of high school, I was made a prefect. This made the group of other prefects and I responsible for various school activities including organizing assemblies, lunches, events as maintaining silence and decorum within the school. My biggest challenge was finding a suitable way to respectfully lead a group of peers that I had to interact with daily outside my leadership role, defining a clear line between leader and friend. Once on the "other side" of the school system, I learned to appreciate the careful preparation and hard work that went into the smooth running of the school. Combining my responsibilities and academics, put a lot of weight on my shoulders, but seeing each event we painstakingly planned, from our Cancer walkathon to a teachers' appreciation ceremony, successfully come to fruition made it all worth it. More importantly, the experience enabled me to develop the ability to work effectively as a team, improve on my leadership skills, gain more confidence and improve on my communications skills.