Being selected and serving in The National Honor Society would truly be a honor. Being selected into this program would be important to me because of the opportunities it offers. I have heard of The National Honor Society but never had to the chance to serve in it. This being my first time would really allow me to immerse myself in beneficial learning and serving along side my peers. I will be able to expand my leadership skills while being able to serve my community that I longing wanted to give back to because of all it has given me throughout my life here in Columbus.
When I first learned that I could potentially become a member of the National Honor Society, I wanted to achieve to become a member. I know this organization does great deeds for the community all around the world; I would definitely take pride to be in the organization that ensures that a difference will be made. I would also like to generate a difference in my generation along with others. National Honor Society always recognizes students that are exemplary in and outside of school. For instance, my GPA is 3.9 as my grades are my top priority in school and that is what colleges will be looking at along with other criteria’s.
BI am here at the youth opportunity center now because I want a better opportunity in life and in jobs. I am here at the youth opportunity center now because I need to finish school. I’m here at the youth opportunity center now because I want to be able to learn new things. First, I believe I am ready to be successful for my daughter. I want her to know no matter how tough the road is, to nor give up.
As a Mexican American, being Hispanic means everything I live, breathe and stand for. To me Hispanic means family, culture, unity, sacrifice and love. Growing up in a Mexican household, allowed me to embrace the meaning of family and welcome the core values that have been embedded in my heart and spirit. I am proud and honored to be taught how to work hard physically and mentally, to commit and lead in causes that are worth the fight, to sacrifice for others and to serve one another in love. Not only was I led by example of these things, but I had numerous opportunities to see it in Hispanic community and the church as well.
My time away has helped me realize, with more certainty than I ever thought possible, exactly what I want to do with my life. I determined what I will major in when I return to JMU. I also established clear career goals beyond graduation. Ultimately, my dream is to become a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Ever since I was little, I have always had a strong desire for justice in the world.
One of my biggest supporters are my parents. Their support and conviction about the worth of acquiring an education has shaped my beliefs, values and ambition to continue higher education and use my career in a progressive way to give back to my community. Unfortunately, not everyone had the same support system like I did. Many of my peers struggled whether to continue their education or financially support their family. This is a very dangerous reality within the Latino community that needs to be addressed and resolved immediately.
“No Problemo” is a Problem. Many people have a strong sense of Nationalism in the Hispanic community. They are a proud culture with a very traditional base and beliefs. The Hispanic people like to be identified by the region that they are from and not just generalized. For instance Mexicans are from Mexico while people from Argentina are Argentinian and not just group as “Mexican”.
I want to make my own money, and wanting to have a better life for me and my children means a lot. I would like to go into business management if my health permits.” Participant five, Andria, says, “I really want to go back to school, so I can get a higher degree. My career goal would be to get another degree, maybe a doctor, I don’t know.” Participant six, Christy, stated that “I want to find another job. A higher paying job that will allow me to go back to school as well as being an example for my child. I want them to see that a higher education can boost your lifestyle.
The United States is a land of opportunity. Immigrants, like my parents, have all dreamt of achieving their American Dream. For my Parents, part of that American Dream is for their children to graduate from a University. As the oldest child from our traditional Chinese family, I will be the first of my generation to attend college and fulfill my parents’ dreams. Although my parents set high standards, I wanted to excel beyond their expectations so that I could do well for myself and be a role model for my three younger siblings.
I want to attend college to further my education, be a role model to others and to better the life I live today. Furthering my education is important to me, I am always eager to learn something new and implement it within my daily activities. Being the first generation in my family to attend college is an enormous accomplishment to my family and myself. I will be able to show my family that anything is possible with hard work and determination, and I will be able to be that role model to my niece that I never had growing up until I got to High School. I want to be successful in life and let my happiness portray as a way of giving thanks to the ones who guided me along the way my last four years and give back to my community one day.
About 18 years ago, I became a part of my parents life. As usual, they taught me basic discipline, defense, leadership and more. My family is from Hispanic heritage, where completing a college education is not expected for the future. As a result, my parents enforced the importance of education, and encouraged me to graduate high school and further my education by attending the college of my choice. In addition, I have recently graduated high school with Honors, and it was an incredible feeling being able to make my parents proud knowing that I am the first Honor graduate even in my extended family.
We brought you to America so that you and your brother would have a chance to compete in the country of opportunities, have a better life, and make better of yourselves. With an education, you are capable of taking this world to its highest potential, being whoever you want to be!” Similarly, my mother encouraged me to overcome adversity by speaking for what I believe in. Therefore, an opportunity to continue my education at a college would not only fulfill my own goals and aspirations, but it would also be a dream come true for my parents to see my