Learning to read and write was not an option; it was a requirement. “School will be what makes you succeed in life,” my parents and educators would say. I did not realize how hard it would be to read and write; however, it came natural to me, in the beginning. Struggling many times, several people did not believe in me; however, that never stopped me from wanting to gain more knowledge as I grew older. There has always been more positive people to motivate me whenever I needed inspiration.
The biggest headaches I get are from those students who have no training and no experience—yet they’re certain they have a divine gift or instinct for executive protection. These students are trainable, but they might have to repeat the class after some field experience to really understand what is new and different about this discipline. Repeating my classes is always free, and some lessons are much more real to students the second time around. I have a great track record with the quality of students who have come through my school. Nearly all are motivated to help others.
Gatsby’s belief that he can control time dates back to his childhood. During his childhood, he controlled time to become successful and follow his dream. Gatsby had a time chart for everything he did throughout his childhood. He would wake up at six o’ clock to workout and do his dumbell exercise. He then studied electricity for one hour and went straight into work.
My “threshold guardian: was most likely myself and my fears. At first, it took me a while to accept my responsibilities and get over my fear of failing and getting nowhere. Now that I am within the “unknown” there are many challenges that I face every day and will continue to face. There is the challenge of finding out what I want to study in college, doing well on standardized tests, and getting good grades in all of my classes. There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day.
It all started out as a normal morning, until 12:00 noon. My dad asked me to go to costco with him and I, as usual said “No not until I get a PC.” Which was the six words that made the miracle happen, the miracle that I wished that would happen months ago. “Fine if you come with me, we will buy one.” He replied. That was when I leaped up without thinking anything and got ready to go to costco. I had been asking for this since two months ago but he kept giving me the same response, ‘get all A 's and then we will think about it.’ I had all A 's except for math which was always a high B+ and I just couldn 't get him convinced.
I am able to come up with solutions to problems and take initiative on a task, provide community service, positive advice and encouragement to my fellow friends and classmates. Also Golden Door seeks out intellectually curious students who are committed to developing their talents for lives of leadership and service, I can say that I have these characteristics. Even though I did not attend College after my High School graduation, I did not give up on my dreams. It actually took me to years to be part of Guilford College, over those two years I felt lost falling into an endless abyss but continue to reach out to Colleges asking in what ways they could help me to make College affordable. I applied to many scholarships, Es El Momento, North Carolina Hispanic College Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Etc.
" Education is not preparation for life;education is life itself." -John Dewey I have always felt integrated in my love for education. Discrimination never stole from what felt like an intellectual thirst I could not quench. Attending college had been a goal of mine since I was young, conceived from the curiosity of the world I could not touch with my hands. Unfortunately education in our society is no longer seen as freedom to explore culture and world knowledge, but as mandatory attendance in an institution where the individual is only perceived as successful when their degree is in practice.
That’s my brother Chandler, the smart kid in the house. I remember there was one summer that Chandler decided he wanted to solve an old rubix cube from when my mom was a kid. Chandler would be able to solve most of it, but could never completely solve it. He watched a youtube video to help him. Chandler would practice and practice, night and day.
There is no person in this world who doesn 't want to be happy and successful. Happiness, among other things, is conditioned by the success we achieve in society. Throughout our lives, we are constantly learning new things. In children, the desire for knowledge is mostly based on curiosity, but as people grow up, they start thinking about the benefits they can obtain from that knowledge. From all challenges I faced in my life, I realized that my own happiness depended upon the contributions I made to the society.
It always amazed me how I could write so much about my family, and that’s when my realization of success with my family hit me. If I’m ever stuck on what to write about, I think of my family. If I ever need help with any of my homework, I will go to my family. This applies outside of academics too. If I ever need someone to rely on, it will always be my family.
Kilachand Honors College will help encapsulate my intellectual goals by giving me new insights to various problem solving ideas. My mother has always said school is not meant to measure what you already know, but to expose you to new information and how to use it. I am hungry to access new
When I received my class rank at the start of sophomore year, I told my father “11th is decent, but I can do better.” When junior year came, and I received the updated numbers, I said the same about being 4th, "I can do better". Here I am, 3rd in the class, battling through my senior year, and still pushing myself to do better. Pushing MYSELF. My determination to improve doesn 't stem from my parents, my coaches, my teammates or ANYONE demanding me to, but rather because I know that I am capable. The same aggression to improve that I put into rising in ranks academically, I also put into my new sport of choice; Tennis.