Your autobiography (to be read to
the audience as you come to the stage for induction).
Tone: Be as serious or as funny as you like (it's a 1 hour to 1 1/2 hour
long program, so a little humor doesn't hurt).
Length: Up to 1/2 a page. Don't make it a whole page long since there
are quite a few of you going through the line.
Paper size: Leave the paper 8 1/2 X 11 (no need to tear it in half).
Pronoun case: Talk about yourself in 3rd person (avoiding "I, me,
we, us") so that the master of ceremonies can read it to talk "about"
The following autobiographies for PTK inductees are fictious, but should
serve as a decent example of what we would like you to bring so we can
read it aloud to the audience as you come to the stage.
This is Tracey Polce. This is her third semester at the Bowling Green
Community College. She has been out of high school for nine years when
her company decided to lay them off. She had always dreamed of getting
a degree in office management and this was her chance. While using her
brain again has been rather challenging, she's excited about what she
is learning. Her husband and children have been very supportive while
she studies every night (although he gets a little fussy if they have
Mrs. Swanson TV dinners three nights in a row.) Being laid off was scary,
but she gives praise to the Lord for guiding her life in this direction.
This is Mark Casey. He never had much direction in high school. But now
he knows what he wants to do. He wants to run his own business. He has
been taking management classes and ECON so he can see how money should
be handled. When he gets out of college he wants to open his own garage
and have other guys work for him. Then he'll have more time to go hunt
turkeys. Being invited to join the honor's society is kind of cool since
he just got his GED two years ago. He is studying much harder than he
ever have since he knows where he's headed.
This is Tina Jewel. College has been easier than she thought it would
be. She has made the dean's list twice now. When she's not studying or
washing clothes for her daughter, she likes to go riding horses with her
new best friend Josh (they met at the community college; hi Josh, thanks
for coming tonight, sweety!) Her degree will be in elementary education
when she transfers to the hill next spring. She really likes the teachers
at the community college. They have been really helpful and willing to
take extra time with her when she is stuck on something--especially Lee
Emanuel who scared her at first. Thank you for inviting me to be a part
of PTK. It's a real honor to be asked to join an honor's society.