What Are The Factors And Challenges That Have Most Shaped Your Personal Life

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Quest Bridge Application Prompt #1
We are interested in learning more about you and the context in which you have grown up, formed your aspirations, and accomplished your academic successes. Please describe the factors and challenges that have most shaped your personal life and aspirations. How have these factors helped you to grow?

Over 30 years of labor-intensive work to give us a roof to live under and food to keep us on our feet, my parents have never quit when the pains or struggles became real because in their minds they visualized their God-given creations living life to the fullest in a country of freedoms and opportunities. My parents envisioned the American dream and I too saw that in their eyes, their determination, and their invincible bodies lurked the same vision as we continue to develop into adulthood. Moreover, it is because of this profound intuitiveness that I have for my parent’s longings that I find myself obligated, compelled, and driven to pursue a life ahead of me that lacks intensive labor, struggles, and weak salaries that my parents have lived through.
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English Language Development was the class I was enrolled in throughout elementary since I was a Spanish native speaker and lacked English language skills. Nevertheless, when it came to fifth grade I found something in me that pushed me to read books and speak as much English as possible. As a result, by the end of fifth grade I was at the top of my ELD class, even ready to become promoted and move into normal English with the rest of my peers, yet this was not enough for me. I was not going to accept normal English classes so I persevered and pushed my English language skills further and eventually found myself taking the highest English classes while also being among the top students, not forgetting that I was fluent in two

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