Raised all my life in Puerto Rico and then transferring to America was a great challenge. I had to overcome various difficulties in order to adapt to new ideas, cultures, and lifestyles. One of the obstacles I encountered was adapting to school. Since I was five my parents wanted me to imbibe the English language in order to have an exceptional future filled with opportunities, but when I arrived all my hard work in learning English did not seem to matter at my middle school. I arrived in this country thinking I was going to be in the most challenging classes and be at the top but reality smacked me in the face the first day I entered eighth grade.
I began to think about my future and how my choices were going to shape my life as an adult. I realized that I wanted to succeed and not fall prey to circumstances and bad choices. My background, while adverse, provided me with the skills to nurture my abilities and make the best of difficult situations. I learned to push forward in times of upset or distress. Once I entered high school, I immediately hit the ground running and, for the first time, I made honor roll in my first term as a Freshman.
While some aren’t as good as others, I’m certainly proud of them. I’ve kept straight A’s for almost all 3 years and I’ve gotten the Superstar award twice. This achievement has made me really proud of myself. While I needed to work hard for that award, I also worked hard for other things. For example, I was able to continue on into high school math in middle school or in other words onto Geometry.
They say some people are destined for greatness, and there 's no escaping destiny. But often, those who are chosen to be great have no idea. Through trials and tribulations, they find their way. There are many experiences that have motivated my change, it took me a long time to realize I had to do better not only for me but for my family. Backbone was a big part of why I decided to go to college, it opened my eyes to so much, broadened my way of thinking.
We knew we were going to do excellent because our team was undefeated, and with our confidence, we could do anything we wanted. Sunday, the second day of the tournament, would determine who would win the championship. We hadn’t
Middle school is a very different time, a time to start discovering yourself. Many people figure out what makes them truly happy, or what they want to do with their life during this time. It’s also the road to high school, the last stop of your standard American education. As a middle school graduate, I’ve dealt with all the ups and downs, all the A+’s and the C-’s, all the old and new friends, and all the choosing of classes. Electives are the time to have something you enjoy in school, to pick what makes you happy, but also what will help you later.
I was satisfied because I knew that my hard work in school had finally paid. Now that i have the opportunity or the possibility to get in, I am going to cease it and use it to my advantage. What I am merely saying is that I am the best option you have. This whole essay, in fact, is to prove why I am the best option. In this essay I will be reflecting on my character,
Gleason, made the class understandable to me in a way that I also enjoy the content. I feel that with any struggle I come upon, I am sure that he will be able to help me so I can understand the problem the first time. This will allow me to soon learn furthermore about if I stumble upon the same situation such as on a test, I will be able to solve the problem the first
My mom had always told me, “School first, sports later.” I have fallen victim to not putting in time and effort, and my achievement was either not how I wanted the outcome to be, or I didn’t achieve anything at all. As a high school student, I know grades are of high importance because they can shape your future for you. Being aware of this statement, I know I have to take school even more seriously and put in more effort in order to obtain satisfactory grades. I believe that time and effort are imperative in order to achieve our goals and accomplish what we want. For the past five years I
He had just pointed out that I need to make sure that I force myself to practice self care. He is extremely proud of my development and the fact I have always been on top of making sure I know what my academic plan is and following it. He feels I will have no problem succeeding in the last year of school. He reassured me that track 2 is a learning experience and it is okay if I mess up and don’t do everything perfect, so not to stress over it. He was confident that I knew what I had to do and was being proactive in my
I am content knowing that I did my absolute best. I am willing to accept any form of constructive criticism, and I am willing to seek help from professors whenever I may need it. Perseverance is an important quality for honors students to have. Honors students especially should know that it takes a whole lot of dedication and persistence to maintain above average grades in such demanding courses. I believe that my tenacity is something I can offer the Honors Program.
I promise to keep fighting until the end because I know in my heart this is what I want to do with my life. Although it has been really tough I am still here fighting the good fight and planning my next move to accomplishing my goals, I want this scholarship so those goals will be achieved I want Portland State University to feel proud of me and not just some other student that drops out and is forgotten. I want to become somebody, I am asking for this Scholarship to easy my fears so I may prove my worth and get down to business which is design and art. My efforts have never wavered I will continue to inspire other students who think about the future and where