Growing up, I have been an individual who has pushed myself beyond the minimum requirements in order to succeed. In high school I excelled in both academics and athletics. I graduated in the top 10% of my class and lettered in hockey and tennis my sophomore, junior, and senior year. I worked hard and put in extra time in order to set myself apart from others. Succeeding in both school and athletics made me a responsible, reliable, and an organized individual. These experiences made me a versatile individual and have given me a work ethic that has benefited me with my academics in college and with my work and volunteer experiences.
Thanks to my parents pushing me to do my best, I have an outstanding work ethic in school and on the field. Because of this effort and work put in, I have been a captain on basketball, football, and baseball teams. Not only were my parents important factors but, so were my coaches and teachers. Coaches and teachers have pushed me to do the best I could and told me when I did things wrong, but praised me when I did them right. They helped to slowly build my character, leadership, scholarship and dedication to everything and anything that I do so that when I had to do something it was done the right way instead of halfway.
During my schooling experience, I had many positive experiences. Some of them would have to be getting female athlete of the year my junior and senior year, getting MVP of the volleyball and basketball team, and graduating with a 4.0 GPA. I would not have been able to accomplish any of this without the support of my family, teachers, friends, and coaches. My family gave me finical support so I could completely focus on my academics. They also encouraged me all the way through. My teachers also wanted what was best for me and they helped me in any way possible. My friends were always there with me through the thick and thin no matter if it was homework stress, or there from me after a rough game. My coaches were supportive in my academic and with my sports. I had some of the most encouraging coaches through my schooling years. Having all these wondering people in my life as a student made me realize how blessed I truly am. It made me want to strive to do better because I knew I was making them proud. I would not have been able to accomplish all that I did without
What is education? According to Webster’s Dictionary education is defined as, (noun) 1: the action or process of being educating or of being educated, 2: the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in schools. What does education provide for us? How important is education in today’s society?
My life was forever changed after I started college at HCC. It starts when I graduated North Shore Senior High. When I was in high school I did some pretty dumb stuff and feel I should laugh back on it, but I don’t for some reason. Leaving high school was fun, but entering college was harder, now that I graduated I feel grown, happy, and ready for adulthood. Knowing my disability know as Autism and ADHD it never stop me for growing up to the man I’m today in life I thank my mother for the support she gives and how she raised me in life. Now I also thank HCC teachers for being understanding when I was in the hospital for reason I can’t say. HCC has change my life because, I’m growing up in to someone that I was not in high school. Being a part
At the close of my senior year, I was overcome with bittersweet emotion. After years of working hard to secure my future, which came with getting accepting into my dream school at Christmas, I was hit with crushing news. Consequently, I was told that my family wouldn’t have enough money to send me to the college of my dreams. I was emotionally crushed, however, my senior year AP Literature and Composition teacher spoke encouragement into me. She reassured me that this trial that I am going through won’t last forever; she expressed to never give up and continue to work my hardest to achieve my dreams. Everyday , she was persistent in her challenges, picking me up when I stumbled, disclosing that she would do everything in her power to help me. After
Everyone’s life stories are different and vary tremendously from how they affected their life. My story is not horrific, but it hasn’t always been upstanding. Throughout my life I have faced numerous challenges and I seem to overcome them efficiently, then learn and adapt from them. Growing up I faced plenty of adversary from my parents getting divorced, to a move that changed my life dramatically, and experiencing situations that very few would overcome as proficiently as I have. Being involved in sports since I was 8 years old has taught me more life lessons than any classroom ever has. My involvement in football and wrestling, has taught me to have immense hard work and dedication in life and it will take me far. I am a hard working, charismatic,
I was thankful to have a wonderful instructor who decided too give me a job at his home doing landscaping and helping with small projects. My instructor name was Jeff Almounded and he became a very dear friend of mines. I remember what he called me in class because I had a very rough time learning it so he started calling me lumpy so my nickname became lumpy and then next thang I knew I was doing better because after work we would sit down and discuss the subject of the course and before I knew it I was the class shop Forman supervisor for safety and for them to be on time. I showed up to work two hours early and same for work next thang I knew I finished headed of my class. After class ended I started working for my dad’s girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend doing lights and solar panels. I learned a lot from the company even though I was getting payed under the table by him but I got over the fear of heights that came with the job. I went to Kansas City with the job and got paid well and didn’t have a worry in the world because every thang was taken care of for me by my boss. I basically stated in Kansas City for a month and it was an awesome experiences in my life. Then I decided to come job corps to get my high school diploma were I can be better than my own father because he dropped out in eighth grade. I wish I could go back and live it all again because it was a good life lesion and made me the person I am today just wish my grandmother was still here on this earth were she could watch her grandson walk that stage proudly just to see their face of excitement and graduated. This is a quote that I go by every day “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. (Unknown)” Its makes my eyes open up and gives me the mind set to never give up and have a good time doing
Something that has really affected my education is, my depression. I struggled with being suicidal most of my Freshman and Sophomore years of high school and unfortunately, my grades reflect it. I have been slowly improving, but it is an uphill battle. It truly has strengthened me and it has greatly expanded the amount of empathy I have for people that are struggling. Being the first to be on the path to have a college education has also been a struggle. I have had to recognize, recently, that I cannot ask my mother to help me with anything school related because she doesn't understand it, as much as she tries to.
Though, many people and circumstances influenced my life, there are three I can easily identify. First, my baseball coach from High School. Early in the season he gave us a piece of paper about fixed and growth mindsets. As I read through it, I found it very interesting. Someone who has a fixed mindset is someone who avoids challenges, easily gives up, and is threatened by the success of other people. A growth mindset is when someone embraces challenges, essential, and uses things as a wake up call to work harder next time. I walked up to Coach Wides after practice and thanked him for handing that paper out because I really was struggling through my senior year of High School. Later in the season after we lost a game, he was talking to us about
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure” (Bill Cosby). Reflecting back on my life I have dealt with numerous downfalls but I always bounce back. I was born in India and moved here when I was six years old. As I grew up in California I was not a bright student at first. I was enrolled in Carmichael Elementary in which I was the only one with Turban on my head, which caused me to get into a lot of fights with other students who were making fun of turban. Not knowing how to speak English at the time affected the way interacted with teachers and students. On the other hand my family always had a tight budget at home. Both of my parents worked at the store we owned which was the only source money. At school kids were always talking about their new shoes and the iPod which his or her parents got them. I didn’t get everything I wanted as a kid but as I got older I understand if did I could be a spoiled brat. When I moved from Carmichael to Sacramento and I was enrolled at Maeola R. Beitzel elementary. Going to this new school I already learned English so I made marvelous friends and was surrounded by positive people. Going from a chaos environment to this harmonious environment in part because I was speaking English, made me have unique personality .I was playing sports and growing as a student. Those years went by in no time. Now I am in high school and my family’s income has been growing. My mom changed her work to now at Jack in
When you compare the world I come from to the world of some others, I came from an exceptional world. Coming from a home with both parents, exceptional neighborhood, and growing up in church all my life has taught me many lessons in life that eventually influence many of my decisions. Where I come from has influenced me a lot. While I did grow up in a stable home, I also experienced many bad things in different surroundings in my life that have influenced me to focus on my education and make a difference in my community. I spent many summers staying with my grandmother who lived in a rough neighborhood. Spending time in that neighborhood during a number of summers have exposed me witnessing the struggle of many different people and also seeing people like my own brother be badly affected by his environment in a rough neighborhood being lead to make bad decisions in life. Seeing my brother drop out of high school, join a gang, and eventually end up in bad area in his life influenced me to pursue my education and go to college to be the best I could be so I wouldn't end up in the same position that he did. Not only did that experience influence me to want to pursue the best education I could but it also made me want to be able to use my education and life experiences to mentor others and show them the importance of pursuing an education and careers.
From childhood I always felt the need to impress my grandfather, the man who always pushed me to move positively in everything that I did. I knew then that the encouragement and the support that was provided always by him kept me wanting to finish the challenges that life handed to me. In high school being on the basketball team for my own pleasure and for those moments to see his smile no matter how hard I played or what I did wrong in the game he always let me know how proud he was of me. As I grew older and had my own family I knew how blessed I was to be able to live my life for my children, keep working to provide a better life for them, earn more money for bonuses so that I am able to get some of the finer things that life provides without giving up. Even making this final decision to attend school, work full time and stay committed as a mother despite how hard it sometimes can be and how it easy it is to give up, I continue for my
As a young woman, I had a lot of experiences that made me stronger and the person that I am today. It was tough, but luckily my parents were there to support me and help me make it through. We knew that this traverse was not for pleasure but was in search of only one thing - a better education. Despite the conditions of our home country, my parents always told me that education was first and the most important thing that we could ever focus on. They told us that if they died education was the only thing that they could leave me with. So despite not having much opportunity, I always knew how important it was for me to focus on this one goal in life. So every day I am grateful that my parents instilled in me the rules of life and