Attending college will show my dad that his hard work is going to pay off and know that I succeeded because he was there since day one. Another person who has influenced me to go to college is my AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) teacher, that since junior year of high school, has been there through SAT/ACT testing, in my college application process. She has been someone to motivate more to attend college because she sees potential in every single student, no matter what circumstance they are in. Going to The University of Texas at Arlington would be a form of payment to her for dedicating her time and
Dolores Huerta was born in the early 30’s to her compassionate mother, Alicia, who helped low-wage workers by accommodating them at her hotel for free. Alicia, a role model to her daughter, inspired Dolores to help others as well. Despite excelling in school and extracurricular activities, Dolores faced racism in her Californian school, and was once even accused of plagiarism by a teacher who believed Dolores was incapable because she was Hispanic. As stated by the writers of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she began a career as a teacher which was soon cut short because she could not bear seeing children in terrible economic conditions on a daily basis. Angered, she began a life of activism.
Every morning after this, she would wake up early and finish the farm chores without being told to do so. Her father rewarded her with the privilege to go out with friends. Their relationship was able to grow because the rewards and costs between the two felt
Her children were Malori and Austin’s everything, they worked to provide them the best life they could possibly have. Malori believed her life was going just the way she planned as a junior in high school. She was a hardworking lady who never took the easy way out but for Matthew and Violet’s protection she does not want me, the author, to continue her
On top of it all she was living in poverty during these traumatizing experiences. Oprah once said, “I am so grateful for my years literally living in poverty because it makes the experience of creating success and building success that much more rewarding.” It was this mindset that carried Oprah through hard times and made her the strong women she is today. After her previously mentioned failed child birth, she escaped to live with her father. This was Oprah’s first taste of success as she was rescued by education. Oprah’s father made education a high priority,
I qualify for this scholarship because I have put forth an enormous amount of effort to improve my life by bettering myself and transmuting into the mother my son deserves. This has meant overcoming copious personal confrontations these past two years, and developing in an outside of the classroom. Growing up in a house with an undiagnosed bipolar/schizophrenic abusive father was complicating. As a child, I was so perplexed about what was going on, what I had done so iniquitous to merit all the pain, and the lies I was repetitively being told to tell - that I never spoke. Despite the frequent one-way comments of concern, straight A’s seemed to overcompensate for my lack of speech, and the abuse was kept surreptitious for numerous years by merely transferring schools consistently.
With that, they gave him permission to repeat his first year over again. When Patton’s parents found out that he had to repeat his first year they did not scold him. They provided him with their support and a special tutor. The next year Patton was determined not to fail again. His determination and drive were more powerful than at any other point previously.
As a child I would always see my parents work hard for every dollar they made. When I reached my teenage years I realized that it was because they were immigrants to this country and took whatever job opportunity they could find. I also came to realize that I was an immigrant, and that life was tougher for not having the proper documentation. This year I fell into the biggest hole of my life. I learned that I was not going to get financial aid because of my legal status and my mother was also diagnosed with a tumer last month.
All my life, i`ve had grit from elementary to middle school and as well high school. In my opinion having grit is essential for everyday life and it will probably make life much straightforward if everyone used it. In the long run, it will pay off to see the goals you have accomplished by putting effort into your dream and not being lackadaisical about it. My grandmother always told me that you have to put in time and management in order to see results you want to see. Shortly, after my middle school graduation I took this saying very seriously than I did before because I was entering unfamiliar setting where things that applied in junior high school does not apply in high school.
Every semester was goal was to get straight A’s but with balancing school and a child, sometimes there just were not enough hours in the day to get perfect grades. Despite the demanding academic and home schedule I proudly earned high enough grades to be recognized on the WSU Presidential Awards Program: President’s Honor Roll and I was additionally offered membership to the Honor Society. I was ecstatic to be offered membership to the Honor Society. Immediately I envisioned myself at graduation wearing my cap and gown complemented with Honor Society Regalia. The thought of wearing the regalia was a significant visual indication of the hard work I did and I was eager to show it off to my family, friends and fellow
Pursuing the ultimate American Dream with the knowledge that many young children are denied the opportunity, for instance, my mother, cia, who due to the lack of resources failed to pursue a nursing degree, has encouraged many Latino-Americans. Many Latino-Americans, including myself, aspire to surpass poverty and discrimination. Through my success, I will undoubtedly change the world, help those in need, and utilize the knowledge I will acquire through my degree to assist those who lack the opportunity to seek a promising
Growing up, I saw how my mom struggled to find a career she enjoys with just her high school diploma, even though she is a very intelligent person. Seeing her unhappy and unfulfilled made me determined to change the order that I make my choices in life. Don’t get me wrong, I want to have a family eventually. But instead of having a child first, like all of the women in my family before me, I want to complete my education and start my career. Family will come after.
People always ask me how I do so well in school, how I have the energy to do all the homework, study for the tests, do extra curricular activities, and never give up. My answer is: you sacrifice to pay back those who sacrificed for you. My parents left their families, their friends, the world they knew, just so their kids could have the chance to one day be the best. And I will be the best. For my parents.
I wish not to base my level of successfulness on the amount of money I earn or receive, but on the amount of heart I give to others and my work. Over the next thirty years my success will be reflected by a number of significant milestones that will lead me into a career in the music industry. The hard work and values my Ghanaian immigrant parents instilled in me has led to my academic success as I was constantly reminded of the value of education. Pushed to do better everyday, my parents were successfully able to build up a strong work ethic in me. That work ethic has been reflected through academic letters, band letters, placement in debate meets, leadership positions, and scholarships earned in high school.
My greatest support has always been my parents. When they were younger they had to leave school, they both dropped out after the 9th grade, since they had to find employment to help support their families. They now support every decision that I make, and continuously motivate me to further pursue knowledge and the opportunity of a great career. Secondly, during my senior year of high school I was part of ASB as historian. The students involved in ASB thought me the value of group work, to be confident, and to never be embarrassed when seeking for help.