I wanted to be in the best high school so I could get into the best college. So I worked my butt off in 7th and 8th grade, my results put me in Academy at Palumbo. In my eyes this is the path I wanted to be on, Palumbo is the place for me to start my future. Me working hard got me into one of the best schools in Philly because of the good grades that I got. This shaped my present life because it showed me that as long as you work hard and stay concentrated you can get whatever you set your mind to.
Why are you planning to attend Oakton? Include your educational goals/career interests/professional aspirations and your plans to meet these goals. I am planning to attend Oakton because having known my financial situation for some time now, going to community college is the best choice for me. This is especially thinking in the long run. My goals at Oakton are to graduate with a 3.5 or above GPA and to take courses to help me get my general education out of the way which will allow me to focus more on the classes that I need in order to succeed in my major and to help increase my understanding with the job I hope to pursue.
My “supernatural aid” would come from all my teachers educating me so I am able to get into college and my parents who constantly remind and push me towards my goal. My “threshold would most likely be the transfer of my sophomore year of high school into my junior year. At this point in my life, I am slowly becoming an adult and taking on more responsibilities and starting to make larger life decisions. At this point in my life, I am passing into what will be some of the most important years of my life. My “threshold guardian: was most likely myself and my fears.
In highschool I was highly committed to a program called "Breakthrough" for my last three years in high school. Breakthrough helps first generation students go to college, starting to work with them in middle school. It's an amazing organization and helps the kids every step of the way, whether it be tutoring for a hard math exam in 8th grade or application help when applying to college in 12th grade. My role was to be a mentor leader during Saturday sessions. From 8am to 4pm, we would lead 12 - 15 students through activities to learn about college, or just work on important skills such as writing, reading and research.
Ever since I was eight years old, I knew that I wanted to teach. It wasn’t until high school however that I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher into the special education career field. I discovered that I want to help people who have struggles academically and socially. By becoming a special education teacher, I hope to help build the student’s self esteem and realize their worth. My personal and educational goal is making a difference in the children with special needs by providing them with more educational and work opportunities, and simply making them be happy.
Also, my brother had talked to me about two months ago and had told me his experience with going to college to earn his English degree and me, being the competitive brother I am, didn’t want him to be the only sibling to earn a degree. Money was also a motivating factor because I wanted to have a career that could pay well and secure my retirement that way I can build a family. From past experience working with investors I noticed that the majority of them are vehement about saving money and most of them had a college education. Lastly, the strongest motivating factor was my future career and interests. I have always enjoyed being a manager
I attended college right after college because I wanted to add to what I’ve already learned in high school. Also I knew what I wanted to do and be in life. The things that was taught in high school was still be fresh to me. I was one of the fortune students who qualified for TOPS and federal grants to pay for my pricy tuition. I think if I would have had to pay out of pocket for tuition, I would have been one of those who would have set out for a while before attending.
At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college. Because they came from humble beginnings, my parents taught me and brother to respect but not worship money, to be generous to those who are not as fortunate, and to work hard and earnestly for the things that we want. My high school education has positively affected my career and life choices. During these four years, I have had, in my opinion, some of the best teachers in the entire Lamar Consolidated district. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my dreams with high expectations and interesting and useful lessons and without their presence in my life, I would not have achieved all that I have now.
I willed myself to communicate effectively. I helped my classmates see past our differences by being kind and studying with them. The two hours I spent commuting everyday was to attend the best school I could. My efforts became the genesis of my Academic Excellence and Scholar Athlete Awards, as well as lifelong friendships. Without a doubt, if I had not met such changes in my life with the same eagerness to excel, I would not be as well-adjusted of a person as I am
The junior students at my school rely on student mentors for support in their individual growth. As a mentor, I develop weekly lesson plans to engage grade 8 students in their transition to high school. Supporting these students and providing guidance in their academic and personal life is what I am there for. These grade 8 students need senior students who will encourage and ensure that they will be fine in high school because they can form connections as students. I only had personal connections with two senior students when I entered grade 8, and they were both family members.
National Junior Honor Society is the start of everything. This group helps set me up for my years to come. Being in the NJHS it helps me get into the one in high school, which looks really good one college applications. Having national junior honor society for both middle school and high school would give me a better chance to get into a college I really want to get into. I’ve always wanted to be someone who could help or make a change in this world, instead of just trying to get through life easy.
I wanted my parents and younger siblings to be proud of me. I went to school because my family would be proud of me. I was the first in my family to graduate from college. I saw this achievement as a collective goal because I hoped it will have a ripple effect in my family’s education. It has my 11 year old brother is constantly encouraging me to go back to school and obtain a Master’s Degree.
This year taught me so much that I use certain techniques to help me in other subjects. I’m ready for college and ready to pass the TSI and be very glad that I went through so much stress to get to where I am right now. Hopefully by following all these steps will make me very successful on anything I want to be
This will help me complete my prerequisites and also help me learn all about what I need to know to have my dream career. I believe that I deserve this scholarship because I am hard-working and dedicated. I will graduate high school a semester early with all my credits and a 3.6 GPA. I have worked since the summer I turned 15, and now during my senior year, I hold two part time jobs adding up to about 30-40 hours a week while still going to highschool full time. I have also held many leadership positions throughout my high school years.
I think a lot of people go into college straight out of high school with the littlest mindset about what there getting into. For me learning this lesson early in life will help me through my years in college and I am grateful for that. I think that when Robert Frost says “we come to college to get over out little mindedness” he means that we come to see the real reason why were here in the first