I am known by my friends as compassionate and protective.
I don't think you really need this sentence. It also doesn't quite go with your previous sentences, that focuses on you being talkative and outgoing.
Junior year, I sought to build a fundraiser for Benjamin Franklin High School.
I came up with a plan to build... would be better.
I was part of an honorary committee consisting of Ben Franklin faculty members and administration.
Hmm.. this seems unnecessary.. really, even though it shows how important your position as a student chair was.
Through multiple committee meetings, the mission statement of Fruhlingsfiere developed into creating an event that would not only expand funds school wide; but also bring the community together to celebrate the achievements of a distinguished network of teachers, students, parents, and alumni.
Should be connected by a comma, not with a semicolon. But that would make the sentence terribly long.. so you should think about breaking them into two different sentences, but by still having same ideas..
Through dealing with immature taunts and jokes made at my name's expense, I learned the meaning of maturity. I've experienced responsible adults slip out inappropriate jokes about my name, observed my peers gradually adjust to the queerness of calling a person "Juese", and have gone through multiple banters with toddlers about the "awesome-ness" of my name. Ultimately, I recognized maturity is not measured in years but in how one responds to a situation and what one learns as a result. I have accepted that my name will be seen as an invitation to open fire with inappropriate jokes by some individuals. However, I learned that these taunts are trivial and inconsequential because they contain no meaning. They do not relate to who I am and what my interests and achievements are.
This whole paragraph.. (or part of a paragraph).. doesn't really focus on your gregarious nature, which should be the main idea of the essay. It's digressing.
Otherwise, I love your essay, so interesting. Your name is interesting too. :)
Would you do me a favor of looking at my essay? Thanks. :)