If I had to use one word to describe me it would be compassionate. This is what the National Honor Society hopes for in a member. I know i’m not perfect and can make mistakes at times, but acknowledging that takes a lot of character. My academic achievements are a result of my determination and drive to ensure that i’ll be able to achieve success in the future as well as serve as role model to the younger siblings and cousins in my family. Getting good grades is a priority to me.
She motivates herself on a daily bases and pushed through on tough days knowing it’ll be with it in the future. Although her career is still underside she has many interests in life and wants to go into college to find a career that will properly support her and her family in the far future. She dreams of being independent and fears not knowing what the future holds. Her only commitment as of now is to master all her classes and reach her goals. She wants to form a family and have a successful career that makes herself proud of all that she has struggle and accomplished.
As a first generation college student, I have the desire to not only make my parents proud of my academic achievements, but to be the first person in my family to receive a college degree. At a very young age, I was always expected to receive A’s and B’s in my school assignments, as well as my final grades. However, I was never rewarded or congratulated whenever I did receive those grades because it was already expected of me to achieve them. Hence, a time in which I have experienced failure but also felt like I let my family down was when I received a D in my Critical Thinking course I was already retaking for the second time. The first time I took Critical Thinking was during the summer in which it was an 8-week long course.
At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college. Because they came from humble beginnings, my parents taught me and brother to respect but not worship money, to be generous to those who are not as fortunate, and to work hard and earnestly for the things that we want. My high school education has positively affected my career and life choices. During these four years, I have had, in my opinion, some of the best teachers in the entire Lamar Consolidated district. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my dreams with high expectations and interesting and useful lessons and without their presence in my life, I would not have achieved all that I have now.
Community service is not only about receiving hours to put on a resume, but it is something that can be done to guide others and make them feel better. An example of this is when I was part of the Martin Luther King day of service at Stockton University two years in a row. I sewed pillows and made pins to support the unfortunate; this was a great experience where I was able to make new friends and contribute to the society. Service is not only about being part of large organizations, but it is also about doing small deeds for others, like staying after school and contributing to a club even if it is not mandatory. I also was part of Project Green where I picked up garbage on the beach and planted marram grass.
About a week before school started, I had a serious talk with my parents and told them that I would get this done. I remember thinking “this will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life and it would either make me or break me.” When school finally started, I kept my job. I didn’t realize how tough of a challenge it would be until I found myself coming home at 11:30 with loads of work to do. I still didn’t let that bring me down and every day I showed up for classes I took things serious. I was extremely motivated to overcome something that seemed
I am currently completing my certified nurse program to proceed with a job as a patient care technician. I believe a job as a certified nurse assistant will give me a better insight while working beside nurses and observe what set of skills nurses use. My strengths that best suit my personality and this program are determination, effort, caring, critical thinker, discipline, and enthusiastic. These qualities would reflect on a nurse and would make caring for the patient easier. I believe that I belong in the nursing field, because ever since I was a child, I always wanted to make a positive influence in people's lives.
College as a whole can be an obstacle or just parts of it. For Linda, it was the first time she had to work hard at getting high grades, which according to her “was a good thing because that is what is required in the real world.” It taught her how to take on challenges and responsibility for the things she wanted in life. The biggest obstacles in her studies were those classes that required drawings and three-dimensional draft plans. According to my mom, in a hindsight, the most important lesson she took out of this experience was not about flying, but about seeing assignments through. To students who want to follow their dreams, my mom recommends that they consult with their parents and listen to their concerns.
I deserve this scholarship because I am committed to receiving a higher education. Sophomore and Junior year I didn’t take a study hall because I didn’t want to waste a single opportunity to learn more information. I have put in a lot of effort to do well in school and be active in sports and the community. I would love to be rewarded for my efforts. I take my education and getting good grades very seriously.