FC: By:Hope White
1: About The Author | Hope White is a 9th grader at Oxford High School. He/she enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. When it comes to writing Hope likes to write about fiction, the future, and anything that interest me. Hope finds the most challenging part of writing to be figuring out what to write about. When Hope gets older, she hopes to attend the University of Mobile and then work as a Registered Nurse. Her advice for students that will be entering the 9th grade next year is you will get what you deserve, if you work hard you will get good grades, if you don’t then you won’t
3: Table of Contents | Profession....................................2 Education....................................3 City Overview..........................4-5 Standard Living.......................6-7 Household Items......................8-9 Transportation.......................10-11 Grocery List...........................12-13 Entertainment/Miscellaneous.14-15
4: Profession | To be a RN you must have a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing and an Associate Degree in Nursing, along with BSN and ADN programs | I am a Registered Nurse. I chose this profession because I like helping people. Also I would like to be a nurse because both of my Pawpaw's were in the hospitals for weeks at a time and I went to the hospital for several of my cousins births and I always wanted to be like all the nice nurses I met. | Responsibilities of RN: ~Asses patient problems and needs. ~Record patient's medical information and vital signs. ~Asses, plan, and implement patient care plans. ~Modify patient treatment plans when needed. ~Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic test. ~Prescribe and recommend medication and other forms of treatment. | RN's medical benefits are usually insurance that cover medical, dental, and vision according to Modern Medicine. Opportunities for advancement are with both a Master of Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice you can advance your career to a Nurse Practitioner. | Annual Salary: $54,120
5: Education | I attended the University of Mobile. | It's located in Mobile, Alabama; it's a Christian college located on 800 acres, about 10 minutes from historic downtown Mobile. The University is located just an hour from Gulf Shore Beaches and offers more than 40 areas of study, championship athletic programs, great campus like events, awesome opportunities for travel and service, and has small classes so this is a good amount of personal attention from the faculty. | I chose this institution because it's a great Christian colleges and combine quality academics with a Christian world view. My major at the University of Mobile was a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing. The total cost was about $11,025 per year but I did receive an academic scholarship to help me pay for college.
6: City Overview | I chose to live in Heflin, Alabama, I chose to live here because it's where my Mama and Pawpaw grew up. Also it's where my Pawpaw's house is which is now mine, I also have a lake called Lake James and a catfish lake that my Pawpaw and his friend James made which my fish are in. Heflin is a very woodsy area, there are many different kinds of trees and plants. Also there are two really big lakes at the beginning and end of the town, Lake Hilliby and Lake Wedowee. The primary forms of entertainment in this city are fishing, hunting, going riding (4-wheelers, trucks, dirt bikes, etc.), and other outdoor activities. | The population of Cleburne county is about 3457 people (o% urban, 100% rural). Heflin is near Oxford, Anniston, and Jacksonville.
7: The majority of the cities population work production occupations and maintenance/ repair for male and teacher/school staff for women. The average household income is about $31,291. | There has only been about 14 natural disasters documented in Cleburne county. The level of crime in Heflin, Alabama is about average or medium. The data for the following crimes is from 2013: | ~Murder- 0 ~Burglary- 18 ~Theft- 67 ~Auto Theft- 1
8: Standard Living | I chose to live at Hickory Run Apartments; 720 Lynn Drive SE Jacksonville, AL 36258. The rent for this apartment is $353 per month. In order to move in, I will need to pay a security deposit of $250. | Other bills that I will need to pay each month will include: ~water- $50 ~cable- $19.99 ~Internet- $19.95 ~cell phone- $65 ~electricity- $125
9: Some features of this apartment are: ~Balconies in select units. ~Carpet ~Parking ~Patios ~Trash Pickup ~Central Air Conditioning ~Individual Climate Control ~Central Heat ~Extra Storage ~Washer/Dryer Connections
10: Household Items | The apartment that I chose came equipped with a refrigerator and stove. Therefore, I had to purchase a washer/dryer, couch, desk, dresser, and kitchen table with chairs. With the assistance of my graduation present I bought all of the necessary items for my apartment with $774.30 left over.
11: The majority of these funds were spent on Furniture and appliances. Some of my priorities in furnishing my apartment were major items like washer/dryer, a bed, kitchen table and chairs, couch. Some things that I had to do without here are a mini fridge, a love seat, and tray tables.
12: Transportation | At this point in the project, i can afford a car. I have chosen a used 2006 Chevrolet Silverado as my form of transportation.
13: This car costs $15,998; the monthly loan payment is $368.42 for 4 years with an APR of 5%. This means I will pay in total $17,684 for the Truck, with a total interest of $1686.16. I chose this car because it is a practical mode of transportation for my lifestyle and also is not too expensive.
14: Grocery List | My total grocery bill for this month was $178. I purchased items in the following categories: ~Beverages- $19 ~Meat- $22 ~Home- $41 ~Food- $96
15: A majority off my funds were spent in the food category because: that was what the majority of my grocery list was. I believe that this list will be sufficient in feeding myself for a full month. In drafting this grocery list, I learned that food cost a lot of money.
16: Entertainment & Miscellaneous Items | After paying all of my monthly bills, I have $1678.49 left to spend on entertainment and miscellaneous items.
17: I have chosen to set aside money for the following: ~Savings- $300 ~Home Maintenance- $150 ~Vehicle Maintenance- $150 ~Fast Food- $40 ~Entertainment- $100 ~Clothing- $20 ~Shoes- $20 After making allocations for this section, my final budget total is $898.49.
18: Budget Reflection
19: I spent the majority of my money on transportation and the least on clothing. I had additional money from my graduation present, because of this next month I will have less money left over but I will still have enough money for what I need. I had enough money in my budget to allocate funds for savings, car maintenance, and home maintenance. I think that this project and the "Roadmap to Success" project helped me prepare for life after high school.