Moving houses had always been strenuous for me, especially since my family had moved multiple times. This was my family’s third time moving. We were moving from California to Indiana. Even though it was my third time moving, I still found it arduous to move locations and to say goodbye to the friends I made in California. Although the transition of moving was difficult, I decided to focus on the new experiences I would gain from moving.
Do you think you can graduate and go to College? Watching dropout nation changes the way I view education. This documentary helps me explain my attitude toward life. The Documentary Dropout Nation influences every paragraph I have written in this essay. When you are reading, this piece asks this yourself this question “Will my essay change what you do in school.”
Everyone has their own difficult challenges that they have to overcome. For example, John Proctor has to deal with his mistake of having an affair with Abigail Williams. Integrity, pride, and a good reputation are important to John and also to myself. I believe that I can relate to John Proctor because of the way he handles different obstacles.
To most, Post-traumatic stress disorder is a phrase synonymous with war veterans and coping victims. But to me, PTSD simply sums up my childhood. My mother immigrated to the United States when she was twelve years old. An orphan of the Cambodian genocide, she was scarred mentally and physically by years of enslavement and inconsolable abandonment. My mother’s PTSD gave way to her everyday paranoia, and being raised by her has made growing up very challenging.
Success, a word we hear everyday and live our lives to achieve, but what does it mean to you? Throughout this school year, while exploring success I have learned what success means to me. While your stand may not be acceptable to others, success is when you have found happiness in your position in life, because you know you have given it your all , and have become a person you are happy being.
The importance of a superb education has been instilled into me from a very young age. Both of my parents immigrated to the United States in order to reach the American Dream. My family always reminds me that education and opportunities are available to those who work for it. Also, it does not matter where you come from to become successful in life. Although, you should never forget where you come from. I am the oldest of three, and I want to be the person that everyone in my family can look up to as inspiration. Everyday I make an one and a half hour trip to Marist in order to become successful. Despite my challenges at school, I always reflect on my family back in Haiti, whom are not in the best condition. Furthermore, I learned to never
American citizens are entitled three inalienable rights: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Declaration of Independence states that these three rights are God given and humans are born with them. From the outside looking in, one can say America is an ideal place where a person can be whomever they want. Many people believe that Americans have the right to strive for greatness and are given ample opportunities to do so. Of course, there are barriers, but all people are given equal opportunity to make it regardless of the obstacles. So why isn’t everyone successful? Some believe that success is only a matter of will and only a person can decide if they want to become successful or not. This is not true; a person’s background ultimately
There hasn’t been some an event that I consider special but I’ll hope that will change in the last 2 years of high school. However, 3 eventful things have happened like in the last school year I met Maria Camila Rodriguez but out of kindness we call her “The Rich Girl.” A party for my fifteenth birthday was celebrated in the ninth grade as well and my newest friend is Leah Duboy, a new student at the school. Whom, I hope make memories with. After high school I hope to go Miami-Dade College to a few Associates’ Degree and then to Barry University for a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in English Literature to become a
IRIS: As of right now being in college, my dad dropped out of high school because he though working was a lot better, my mom didn’t get the change to further her education because her step father couldn’t or wouldn’t pay for anybody that wasn’t his biological kids, so being in college is one step, getting out of college and getting my dream job you know and being able to provide for them is another step.
When I was young my family and I lived in Spokane Washington. I have lived my entire life in Spokane, Washington up until now, I spent 10 years there and it was a pretty amazing experience before moving to California. In Spokane there is a lot of snow during the winter, it would get very cold! Sometimes it would go into the negative degrees. I have 3 other siblings and we would go outside and play in the snow all the time, the snow would pile up so much it would be about 4 feet high. We had a huge hill on the side of our house, we would always build snow jumps and take our snowboards/sleds and ride down super fast and go off the jump and land in the snow. I had a lot of fun doing other things in the snow like building snowmen,snowball fights,
Throughout my whole life, I have been a dedicated student. My greatest dream has always been to expand my knowledge and experiences beyond the limits of my surroundings. I am a young man from a Ukrainian low-middle class family. Ukraine is a poor country in Europe where it is
Allegory of the Cave by Plato can be applied to modern day society in many ways. The ideology of success in our society is responsible for dictating human thought that success is based on money and wealth. I believe that one is successful when a person achieves their desired goals and aims. Success is different for everyone.
In today’s society, wealth is a large definition to different people. The official meaning of “wealth” in Marriam-Webster’s Dictionary define it as an abundance of valuable possessions or money. In other words, wealth means living in a mansion, owning a Ferrari, or having loads of money in your bank account. If a person has nothing, then he or she is poor. However, what does money have to deal with wealth? There is a difference between being rich and being wealthy, which is the rich have lots of money and the wealth does not worry about the money. There is a saying that “Money can’t buy happiness” which is true. For me, wealth does not mean money, fame, or having everything and anything in the world. There are things money cannot buy that could consider being wealthy as long as I have my family, to be healthy, and to be happy.
When I graduate high school, I plan on having future goals that I plan on achieving. My first goal is to go to college and get a degree. I plan on attending Purdue NorthWest majoring in engineering and minoring in business. This is my number one future goal that I need to accomplish because to be able to have a nice life, I need to go to college to support my future family. My next future goal would be get a starting job to be able to support my future family. With the internship that I would get at Purdue NorthWest, they would be able to help my find I job that I would like to do. This job would be able to help me get money so that I can start a family. My final future goal would be to go back to college to get my Masters Degree in engineering. As technology advances into the future, I would need to go back to college to update myself with the new technology. After graduating, I could go into a higher engineering field and get more for my work.
Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be successful in life. I have always wanted to be the better version of my parents and achieve many things in life. During my freshman year in High school, I knew I was going to major in business. I come from a household of five, my father, mother, two younger sisters, and myself. I am the first in my family to go to college and with that being said, I have always felt the pressure to be the best role model and example for my younger sisters. Growing up, my parents have always been really strict on me, more than they have been with my younger sisters. I never really understood why, until now two months after my fathers’ death. My fathers’ dream was always to see his three daughters graduate with a college degree. Both of my parents, especially my father always expressed to me the importance my education, for my future. He always told me to never depend on anyone, to work hard for myself and with a diploma I could achieve lots of success.