My journey consisted of many good and bad times, and throughout the years I discovered my strengths and weaknesses. I made new friends, took on different tests, accomplished many things. My first year was my most difficult, being new to the school, but as the years went by, school became a more fun experience for me. Knowing that the 4 years of high school was a journey for me, I was able to brace myself for the difficult times to come and the rewards I was going to receive. At the end of the journey, I had gained a lot from these 4 years, but it also prepared me for my next journey, my journey through university.
Graduating high school won't be easy, but if I study hard and turn in my homework on time it will go by faster. I want to graduate high school with good grades so that I have a better chance of going to a good college. Next, my goal would be to Graduate from a cosmetology college. Ever since I've been little I have had the fascination of cutting hair, styling and coloring hair. I think going to a cosmetology school is very beneficial because it's exactly what what I want to do for my job forever.
Getting a college degree is considered as a must. However, more and more students are now opting to join trade schools instead of colleges after their schooling. It is increasingly being considered as a better option than college. This is partly due to high costs of college education these days as well as the students wanting to learn more and better than they can in colleges. College education is lengthy and a bachelor’s degree usually takes four years to complete.
Ever since I was young, I knew higher education was my destiny. My academics and drive to get into a good college consumed my life and being. However, once I began my undergraduate degree, I did not feel supported or happy in my environment. Due to my rough start in higher education, I vowed to help other students have a better college experience than myself. In joining the field of higher education, I aspire to learn how to support students in their college journey by using theories and frameworks.
In my own life, I’ve experienced moments like after my mom’s car accident, when I needed to have grit and resilience. Of course, there were times where it seemed easier to give up and lose hope, but Davidson’s story inspired me to keep pushing myself, as “personal growth means challenging ourselves...even if it calls for bigger risks” (79). Davidson’s story will carry on with me through my college years, as college can be a stressful time, as they are the crucial years of study before achieving a rewarding career. The journey won’t be easy, but after learning about Davidson's grit and resilience to save himself from falling into an eighty foot crevasse, I know that if I am in a difficult situation, that I can do incredible things if I try my hardest, tough it out, and bounce back from adversity. Thank you Jim Davidson for sharing The Ledge, as I will carry on these lessons of grit and resilience whenever I face
After tackling the time it will take to earn my bachelors in forensics(4 years), then finish medical school and four years of residency, it will eventually all be worth the wait. The educational path required to achieve my goal of becoming a forensic scientist will be a long, exhausting process. The different characteristics of forensic science- like the use of analytical techniques- is what sets itself apart from just any other science degree(Thorpe). Being just a junior in high school, KEES money plays a major role in helping me decide where I go
I now have a strong respect for the time I have to get my work done. Time management is often hard to grasp however, I have learned how to set goals for myself to stay on track. I often get frustrated when I mix-up of certain letters and I still have to re-read most texts or articles to grasp the concepts, but I am lucky that with the help I gained at St. John I was able to mostly outgrow the issue. Getting into the University of California Davis or any other UC seemed as if an unattainable dream, but my hard work throughout high school to get good grades and improve my test scores, culminated to an end up at a high level academic University. I believe this literacy I gained is functional due to the education system I grew up in.
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).
In high school, the uttermost important goal for me is to attend college and pursuing my dream of studying forensics, and eventually taking that success and finding a way to give back to the community and people that raised me. The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship will help me acquire the funds to achieve my goal in the long run. I have always been determined and an all round optimist. However, when I entered high school I found out that we, as in my mother and I, do not possess the kind of financial stability that it takes to acquire the learning that I desired. If I cannot work through college and cannot afford my books, unfortunately, all of my hard work will go down the drain.
Grades do not determine intelligence, but effort is the biggest key. Effort and perseverance will help me gain new perspectives about the world around me allowing me to strive to obtain new knowledge about what I want to pursue in life, and without the opportunity of going to college none of that would be