It is clear, even at the beginning of the film, that Will is looking for a challenge. Working as a janitor at MIT gave him access to some of the best classes in the nation, without any of the accountability. His curiosity is high, but so is his anxiety of failure. It’s easy to
On March 23, 1775, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” was heard all throughout St. John 's Church. These famous words were not only a great speaker looking to have his voice heard, but they would have an everlasting impact on young English students studying the use of ethos, logos, and pathos. Patrick Henry also used figurative languages such as allusions, parallelism, and biblical references to bring his speech to life. In this specific piece of literature, qualities like independence and individualism are exceedingly prominent, this all being due to Henry’s use of literary devices. Conversely, in the very first sentence, Henry uses ethos to articulate how he is patriotic to his home, but he occupies diverse views than his audience, the Virginia
Due to his hard work and perseverance Hoving was still able to achieve his American Dream. William says, “Maybe we are learning again to cherish this right of every person to succeed on his own terms and to fail as often as necessary along the
I never saw myself as strategist and now I feel especially honored to be a strategist because Jesus was also a strategist. I am really excited about tapping into each and every one of these themes and discovering the best me. I feel that now I have been given tools to change and improve myself first and then people around
This realization agreed with what my coaches always said, “There is no shortcut to success.” After taking this to heart, I began to practice like it was my last practice. This mindset paid off, and I then won several matches in a row. Wrestling was an important life experience. It taught me to be intelligent, resilient, and humble, but, most importantly,
This contributes to my journey to attain the good because it makes me see that all of the comments I’ve held back, things I’ve sacrificed for relationships, and energy I’ve put in were for something. Kant’s theory of the good is to do our duty for no other reason besides that it’s our duty. Learning the lesson of commitment teaches me to achieve good because I act faithful, understanding, and open, simply because it is my duty in a relationship. By learning the lesson of commitment I can better follow Kant’s theory of achieving the
For example, what joy brings the discovery of a new book, but much more than that, true joy lays in having a favorite, or several. The Count of Montecristo is my favorite book by far, having read it several times, even in two different languages. I find this story compelling in many ways, the development of the character of Edmond Dantes, the love story behind all the hardship, and the resolution of the main conflict, are just a few of
National Merit Scholarship Corporation Essay – Jacob Klenke Most people of academic achievement ought to be able to readily cite a vast number of supportive mentors. John Donne recognized this through one of his works, stating that “no man is an island”. I am no outlier to this trend, for I have an immensely helpful family, superb educators, and friends that share similar interests in the world of science.
Of course I will need as much guidance I can recieve but with my mindset and determination there is no way I can be a failure. I know what I want and if it were to change it would only change for can get the better. Personal characteristics that I obtain that are valued are: definite aim, expertise and excellence, focused, positive attitude and perseverance, flexibility, and social intelligence. Furthermore expertise and excellence means that i am determined to keep learning in my
I explained that sometimes you are the only person who knows what's best for yourself. You have to overcome the differences and with grace be straight forward with your problems. My girls coordinator and I are not enemies and we talk on a daily basis.
Though I have had many achievements and disappointments, one thing that I have always been proud of is my ardor for everything that I do. The Governor’s School for Science and Math offers a rigorous path to pursue, but it is the one that I have dedicated myself to for many years. GSSM opens up a myriad of new doors for me; it will provide me with opportunities some people would never even dream of. My lively personality will fit in perfectly with GSSM’s positive environment and, in spite of the necessary sacrifices, the reward far outweighs the cost. My dynamic personality will contribute to the society of The Governor’s School in various ways.
OLG offers many activities to help you find your passion. I have enjoyed the arts programs like Drama Club and Art Journaling. Mrs. Renick always challenges me to create something unique and to tell a story that hasn’t been told. Though the arts programs have helped me think creatively, so has the way classes are taught. Teachers use many hands-on techniques to help us learn.
I love to learn about history and other countries in World Studies. Above all I love to learn more about Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, and the Bible through Christian Studies. I show leadership because of many reasons. When we are put into groups in classes or at my youth group, I lead the rest of the group, keeping them on track and doing what we are supposed to. I have led the tech team at my church for our middle
Being a passionate fan of science, I now support more collaborative efforts. I am also doing undergraduate research with the Statistics department here at NCSU. This more than anything else shows me how powerful a group working together can still be after first seeing it during my Order of the Arrow Ordeal many years ago. I have definitely gained a healthy respect for the power of group effort. I don’t consider much lost except that of a very polarizing, standoffish
Timeliness is the key to be able to manage work. If you are punctual you will get everything done on time. I’m a Rockstar VA because I never stop learning. If there new methods, techniques and technology, I am very willing to learn. I explore all resources in order for me to familiarize anything new to me.