We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do for the pleasure of it. (100 words)
Speed, control, freedom. These undeniably satisfactory feelings are difficult to acquire in one’s everyday life. Yet, through my adventures longboarding, I am able to get a whiff of such emotions. As I surf the concrete wave of the hoosier roads, I feel my longboard’s wheels whiz underneath me as if to tell me to go faster. Though I am reaching speeds of 20 mph, my feet move in unison to carve down the road as if it were snow. The unavoidable problems that strangle every teenager are kept at bay by the wind flowing through my hair.
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Within minutes of starting my first day, I realized why the question was asked and the importance of such question: every volunteer was a convict fulfilling court order community service. I was shocked, almost appalled, to have been thrown into such a crowd, but I told myself that I would endure for at least a day before deciding to never return. By the end of the day, I knew all of them on a first name basis. Instead of the cold blooded criminals portrayed in entertainment today, they were actually regular people that understood their mistakes and worked to fix them. Trapped inside a food pantry all day and shunned by the community for being an offender, they sought a friendship with me and I was ecstatic that I could be a “normal” friend to those who didn’t have any. When the summer had ended, they were sad to see me return to school, but I know that our time together was constructive; I gained a new perspective on life and they gained hope that not everyone would judge them for being a convict.
Describe the world you come from; for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How has that world shaped your dreams and aspirations? (250 words)
In the quaint town of Corydon, Indiana, I grew up surrounded by successful businessmen, doctors, and pilots who worked in nearby Louisville, Kentucky. Like a group of animals, they lived