High school was an extreme thrill from the first day of my freshman year. As I stepped off the school bus and entered the building, I knew that Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School would be my home for the next four years. BrewTech was ranked the number five school in the state, so I knew I was among the elite and had big shoes to fill. As I began to stroll the halls to locate my class, I was greeted by smiling faces of students and teachers a like. With minor bumps in the road, I completed my freshman year in high school acquiring friends that I still have today.
Immediately following the announcement of my Publisher position, the mayor issued a proclamation naming the month of June after my company, Visit Gay Charlotte. In that moment, I was so proud. To know that not so long ago, I couldn’t even write a complete sentence, but now I have a staff of adults who work with me and look to me for editing and artistic direction. Almost simultaneously, I began a position for a job working for a non-profit that I have previously volunteered for. It’s a job that I am passionate about, and it is a stretch of my skill set on many different levels having to deal so closely with spreadsheets and financials.
Fast Forwarding to today, I realize the importance of life and how quickly something can go wrong. I now plan on attending college with the hopes of becoming even more inspired to help people everyday. I am not the only one embarking on this college adventure, but my brother is too. Furthermore, this scholarship would help benefit my family’s financial situation because my brother and I will both being starting our freshman year of college this fall.
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
Ever since i was able to talk and walk I have been a die hard IU fan and now that I am a senior i am one step away from possibly attending my dream school. As an undergraduate i plan on pursuing a business career that would allow myself to reach and receive a Bachelors degree with a major in Business Operations while obtaining a Marketing Minor which will authorize me to move on and reach my goal of owning my own business in more specific terms owning a Chick-Fil-A. Ive been working at Chick Fil A since I was fifteen and have recently been promoted to the management team which I am very humbled by since I am only sixteen. I am very blessed to be a part of this corporation which has taken me on trips to leadership summits and have shown me better ways to lead my team and communicate.
As I approached my senior year of college, my relationship with Hannah had grown into something amazing. I had known for awhile that I wanted to marry her, but I started to think about the timeline of it all and when would make the most sense. After toying around with several ideas, I decided that sometime over the summer after I had graduated would be best. While I was home on leave after graduation, I went ring shopping with my parents. We visited Rivard Jewelers in my hometown of Lexington, KY.
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).
My American Dream is to become a professional, to have a really good and big house, to own a Cadillac car, to married, to have a blessed and happy family. In two years I am going to keep working for my dreams, I should be already in college, giving and trying the best in everything that I do. In five years I will almost or already graduate from Bachelor’s degree, I will start working my profession and getting money, but always in a good position. I will know that I reached my dreams, when I could see my house, my husband, my children, my cars, and my
The academic success I’ve had during my final two years at college has only made me hungrier for more success. I have already set aside the blueprint for my study schedule in anticipation for law school. Villanova Law School still remains one of my top institutions to attend in Fall 2016. My experiences balancing sports, school, and work gives me an upper hand on prospective students that only had to worry about academics during their time in undergrad. Athletes, overall, have a strong desire to strive for perfection, and although it will be the toughest challenge of my life thus far, I am ready to put in the work in order to achieve law school excellence at Villanova
Before coming to Bowling Green State University, diversity and race equality was always emphasized in my hometown. As a matter of fact, I do not recall any real conflicts within the schools I attended that arouse due to racial conflicts during my time there. The diversity among the student population and the equality among races here at BGSU was actually a big deciding factor when I was choosing where I wanted to go to college. As a freshman last year I was living in a dorm and luckily got a very wide variety of races, personalities, and backgrounds held by my “floormates” which is exactly what I wanted. After a couple of weeks of settling in and getting to know everyone, I began to meet people that did not have the diversity in their hometowns that mine did, and although this was just a lack of first-hand experience for most, one girl in particular was blatantly racist in her ideology of minorities, blacks in
However, I had always told myself that I would someday re enroll, earn a degree, and graduate so that I could be a prime example for my four children as to what never giving up looks like. I believe this college would enable me to earn a degree without taking on a heavy financial burden. In addition, I appreciate the flexible structure of programs which would fit into my current lifestyle as a busy mom. And, I definitely love the maturer yet diverse environment the school has to offer.
While preparing for college I already knew what I was going into. Coe College is roughly the same size as my high school in my hometown. To be honest, I had a grand plan to do well in college. By my senior year I would like to say I was very accomplished; In four years I became a model student and I was in leadership positions and became voted homecoming queen.
Finding motivation to attend college is easy, keeping the motivation to finish is the difficult part. I decided to enroll in college to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Finance. I hope that the degree will give me the opportunity to apply for a better position within the organization that I currently work for. A secondary goal of returning to school is to demonstrate to my son that attending college is required for many jobs and that returning to school as an adult has various difficult challenges. I have been working for the past nine years as an Assistant Financial Officer and am highly competent at my job.
College was always one of my biggest goals and something i do not plan on giving up on not even with the thought I possibly will be in debt during or after i get my college diploma. But this isn't the same situation for other young adults throughout the US, a lot of young adults don't even dream of college because of student debt. The thought of it alone almost made me feel like it’s something impossible. In this image unfortunately, I see my future and the future of a lot of my peers and family members .