Growing up in a lower-middle class home, I have learned to be modest and frugal. I have also learned that nothing comes free and that everything must be earned through determination and hard work. So when I joined the Cub Scouts at age 7, I was determined to excel and achieve the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout. Since then, I have been intent on changing things for the better in everything I participated in. Ergo, having a lifetime goal to give back to the Earth, whether it be directly by studying chemistry to help the Earth or indirectly by donating some of my time and money back into the science field to help fund future developments of technology, seems best for the world.
What is an aphorism? An aphorism is a wise saying or quote that contains words of truth, lasting meaning, or inspiration. There are thousands of aphorisms that exist in the world. A famous aphorism by Babe Ruth is “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” This aphorism relates to my life because I want to try new things in my life and not just stick to one thing.
Boy Scouts of America is “One of the nation’s largest values based on youth development organizations. It builds character, trains them in responsibilities of personal citizenship, and develops personal fitness. The scouting program has been around for centuries. ”(https://www.scouting.org/) Boy Scouts was originally thought of by Robert Stephenson Baden- Powell.
Letter of Introduction Hello my Names is James Starks, I was very excited to start school this year. I am nineteen years young, I was born August 22, 1996. This is my second time being a senior, I have been at senior for Four years and this is now my fifth.
Extracurricular activities and accomplishments I am not part of any sport or athletic pursuits, despite my long legs and the many proclamations that I should be out for basketball. I have not been given gifts in such highly coordinated activities, and I’m afraid I’m too calm and I don’t handle aggression very well. I am part of many musical pursuits, though, and I have been musically inclined since I was very little.
Some say high school is the best four years of people’s lives. I hope this is a lie. High School wasn’t bad for me, actually it was quite good, but I have high hopes for college. In high school you are required to take a bunch of classes that not everybody is interested in and a lot of students have nothing to lose if they slack off in class. In college you have more freedom when choosing classes, so you can learn more about things that interest you.
As my Freshman year begins, I am starting to realize how important certain things are in my life. Freshman year is full of distractions that could lead to many bad things, such as putting popularity and friends before grades and education. Many people are unaware of how easily this can happen, and before they know it, they are in jeopardy of not graduating to go on to college. However, It is important to also have a life outside of grades, and to get involved at school. I plan on accomplishing three different goals by the end of freshman year and high school in general.
Growing up with family and friends that had no access to mental health care, the solution to everything was to just “get over it.” Any sort of help was for “crazy peotple.” At the age of 13, my mental health spiraled out of control and I was recommended to go to therapy. I learned a lot about myself and used it to drive my future career goals. My purpose is to learn about why our communities are in the poor situation they are in and to strengthen the people into becoming more successful, to break the stereotypes about latinos that are constantly being said by ignorant people.
I’ve always had trouble with motivating myself or finding motivation in general. I’ve had this trouble ever since I arrived in high school. Throughout high school, I never felt a need to over achieve in my classes which made me do average on my coursework. I’ve had regular classes throughout high school and never truly challenged myself academically.
The reason I wish to be in upward bound because I feel that I could benefit from the things you offer. I want to succeed so badly in the future, but I'm not very sure I can. I believe that being in this program could help me relieve some of that anxiety. I worry about my future most of the time because I want to be something because at this moment I feel like nothing. I have anxiety and depression.