Who Changed My Life

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I am Ringo John Cruz Reyes. I was born on January 5th 1986 and lived on Saipan for about nine years attending Garapan Elementary School. My family and I, however, moved to Tinian while I was still in the 3rd grade. From then on, I have lived my whole life on Tinian to which now I call the island my humble home. Therefore, I consider Tinian to be where I am originally from. I am half Chamorro from my mother’s side and half American from my father’s side. I grew up with three sisters and three brothers, and I am the second oldest among them. As part of being one of the oldest, I held that responsibility of watching over my siblings and taking care of them like what any older sibling would do.
My family and I decided to move to Tinian because
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One day, a friend told me that I was really good in sports, but not so good in life, and it sounded very true to me. However, I thought about what was said and instead of looking at it in a negative way, I thought about it in a positive way. With all those strategies I could think of in sports, I sought to do the same with my life. I used the negativity as a motivation. As time passed, I have been pretty successful with life.
Now, here I am taking a gigantic step attending college at University of Guam. I picture college as another sport, and I am really looking forward to see what I can accomplish. I will try my best to achieve my goals here on UOG. The major I seek to get a degree in is Criminal Justice. It is something I am interested in and looking forward to perform what I have learned to serve and protect my people back home. My experiences back home on Tinian pushed me to wanting to do better, not only for me, but for my island and the people as well. I have transformed from a boy to a man, and I am able to see the importance in life now. I want to continue being who I am who wants to see everything be peaceful and right. I will never give up until I reach my goal. I have been successful in sports, and now, I am trying to achieve the ultimate goal by gaining knowledge and a higher
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