I was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador until the age of 14. Due to economic hardships, my mother immigrated to the United States when I was five years old to seek better opportunities. My parents had to sacrifice themselves to provide my brother and I with the best education in Ecuador. They did not only pay for my brother’s private school but also for our extracurricular activities expenses. However, because of my performance in gymnastics, I won a scholarship for the best military academy in Ecuador.
Ever since I was young I had wanted and made it my goal to one day attend the University of Washington. I grew up coming to the campus with my parents and faithfully wearing purple every game day but as I grew older my educational paths and my career paths changed and I no longer had the same goals that 10-year-old me had. I have always valued my education and I am very blessed to be able to study what I want and ultimately fall into a career that I will spend my whole life doing and loving every minute of it. The past few years of my life, my emotional and physical capabilities have been challenged due to my choice in academic paths, I have experienced failure but I learned how to get back up and start again. In high school, I participated
According to the Web site collegeresults.org, only 23.6 % of the students attending Old Dominion University are graduating in four years. This rate of graduation is demoralizing because I have a plan to succeed and graduate from ODU. From these results, I understand that I have to work hard and take my studies very seriously in each subject of every semester. Because a college education offers many benefits, I will be a successful student by obtaining expert advice, by developing effective strategies, and by overcoming my challenges. Psychology Professor Robert S. Feldman explains the benefits of a college education in my ENF textbook (29-31).
For a lot of student athletes sports are the only thing that they rely on as an opportunity to make a better life for themselves. Many student athletes come from poor families that have a low graduation rate. As they grow up, they realize the outstanding athletic gifts they have and use their potential to get noticed by colleges, thus receiving a scholarship.Jabrill Peppers is one of the best players in college football, he was nominated for the heisman trophy this year. What a lot of people don't know is that he grew up in a harmful environment, always waking up in the morning having the thought of if he was going to live to see tomorrow. Getting the scholarship to the University of Michigan, is what he saw as his opportunity to do something useful with his life.
Eventually, I learned that I love spending time with them. Four times a week I bathe them, play with them, take them to the park, make food for them, and put them to bed. After taking care of Maxi and Milo for over a year, I learned how to solve conflicts, be a positive role model, take responsibility, and be an active listener. March 15th 2014: This was my second time working backstage during a high school production. However, this was only my first time working as Stage Manager.
To be honest, I never thought I would be able to graduate from high school or even get accepted to college, but after so many years I am achieving everything that I thought of as impossible. I have two important motivation one of them are my parent. I always seen them working
A lot of kids want to grow up go to college and become a professional athlete. Some kids want to become athletes like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and athletes that left their first year of college to go be in professional sports. They want to leave school early for sports, but they don’t know that they would be missing out on getting a degree and graduating from college. I think that from now on athletes should think about staying all 4 years in college. There are many benefits to staying all 4 years in college.
Personal Reflection My dream goal is to someday become a full-time Senior Multiplayer Game Designer. However, goals can’t be achieve unless you’re prepare to tackle any sort of bad contingencies, which I had made a plan. A plan that is so great that no one even knew that they could do it in my way. The moment I graduate in June 2018, from Hidden Valley High School, I will receive my high school diploma. After the years of finishing high school, I plan to travel to Rogue Community College and be granted with an associate’s degree in Computer Science.
Throughout all of my years at school, I have been constantly reminded by my parents that I must do my very best in school so that my college will be paid for, because they wouldn’t have enough money to put me through. The ASPMA Scholarship would mean a lot to me as it would help me greatly and enhance my college experience by allowing me to have the highest possible grades, help me grow into an involved, more social person, and relieve some stress that inevitably comes to every college student. Since I would rather not assume student loans during college, I must work if my scholarships don’t cover all of my school expenses. The more I work, the less time I will have to study, and the more stressed out I will be. I believe the ASPMA Scholarship will help me to have the best grades possible because with more funds, I will have to work less, giving me more time to study and less scenarios to worry about.
As a first generation college student, I have the desire to not only make my parents proud of my academic achievements, but to be the first person in my family to receive a college degree. At a very young age, I was always expected to receive A’s and B’s in my school assignments, as well as my final grades. However, I was never rewarded or congratulated whenever I did receive those grades because it was already expected of me to achieve them. Hence, a time in which I have experienced failure but also felt like I let my family down was when I received a D in my Critical Thinking course I was already retaking for the second time. The first time I took Critical Thinking was during the summer in which it was an 8-week long course.
I was 33-years old when I completed my first Coastline College course in Geology and received an A. This milestone helped me to see the value in learning and gave me the confidence to go after an education I had all but given up on. When I transferred to San Quentin,I immediately enrolled in the college program offered through Patten University. The coolest thing about Patten compared to other prison college programs is that they bring in grad students from surrounding colleges like UC Berkeley and University of SF to help teach and tutor over 20 different classes per semester.Another major plus was that things like tuition, books,and class materials were
109)” The quote above is showing how happy people are about big things in life. “I had the honor of spending a year as a special assistant to the secretary of state , condoleezza Rice. (pg.177)” This quote is about how people coming back from the military can have a job like that for special people. “Mary was the first in her family to go to even begin collage. (pg.17)” This quote is about families that have people in there family that go to college for the first time because the family is
So the question being asked is: “Do you think there is a need for all high school graduates to attend college?” My answer to that question is no. There are many reasons and valid explanations as to why. First off, not every job and career out there requires a college education after high school. It would most certainly benefit you greatly in the long run but it is possible to live a successful life without it. I know many people that have succeeded and lived a great life just by finishing high school.