Ever since I was a small girl, I’ve been told that I’m “Mature beyond my years,” or that I “Don’t act my age.” Upon hearing such comments I was confused. However, as I grew older and became more self-aware, I realized how utterly true they were. In retrospect, I credit
Last summer, I hiked the Appalachian Trail with my wonderful partner Travis—who graduated from WCU with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. This was our first big hike together on the AT; spanning over 400 miles in just about 30 days. It was an incredible experience that grounded me and influenced a new-found discipline that only genuinely wholehearted, physically-taxing effort can provide. I was enlightened to my own personal values, goals, and abilities in such a way that I could analyze them as a network, as opposed to individual aspects of my life. I uncovered my path to continue wholly dedicating myself to my studies and my ambitions; I found what was truly important to me and what I truly wanted. Within this experience, I resolved to have “West Chester University” on my
Consequently, Moving schools halfway through my sophomore year was a daunting situation. However, after many years of my mother making sacrifices for our family, it was our turn to make a sacrifice for her. As I entered this new environment, I persevered, quickly going from an outsider to a leader. I revised my schedule and registered for 5 AP classes before being picked to be the science department’s Student of the Month.Furthermore, I pursued leadership when I received admittance into the school ambassador and National Honor Society programs. Finally, at the end of my junior year, I stood in front of 200 National Honor Society members and explained that I was the best choice for their next
My Legacy Throughout our lives, we make choices and decisions that change our lives and others in positive and/or negative ways. It is these decisions that determine how we will be remembered, our legacy. When I graduate high school, I want to be remembered by the qualities that define me as a person and the good I’ve done for others. Throughout the years, I’ve been often been described by my family and friends as bold, confident, outgoing, and hardworking. Not only are these characteristics important to me, but they are important to my family, as they want to leave a legacy in the name of our family. The qualities I have exhibited are the same qualities past family members have shown and are remembered for. Through always putting out my best effort when it comes to work and school, I have shown my dedication and discipline. Through doing what I can to help others, I have displayed my commitment to world peace, the betterment of the world as a whole, and the yearning to make a difference in someone’s life other than my
Four years of my life drained away at this place called Troy High School. After this year I will be walking away from Troy, worn and torn from the hours of anticipation for grades to be posted, the next weekend to arrive, the answer to whether that special someone will say yes to the next dance, or the unbearable wait for that painstaking bell to ring. Troy is a place of education, a very good one at that, with its Blue Ribbon Award and national recognition, you’d think I would be walking away with knowledge that will serve me well for decades to come, but no. I could have learned the same things I learned at Troy anywhere, it is the insight I picked up that will take me far. “What insight?” you ask. Its priceless wisdom really, it’s a
Throughout my five semesters at Delaware County Community College I have grown beyond all expectations. I never anticipated to become as involved as I did within the Delaware County Community College Community, but because of that I have been blessed with many opportunities that have shaped me into the person I am today. I aim to be as involved within the Neumann Community as I was in the Delaware County Community to not only better myself but to better the college itself. I hope to make an impact as best I can not only through my involvement in extracurricular clubs and activities, but also in the classroom with my fellow classmates.
It has taken many years, and many struggles of students, faculty, alumni and community members change Forrest Hall to destroy the institutionalized rasism MTSU built up in those years, and it is now the time and all of our responsibilities to finally put this racist past to rest, and to continue furthering diversity and brotherhood throughout MTSU’s campus. MTSU is a school that promotes diversity, a word that is promoted in its True Blue pledge. But if the Forrest Hall name remains, this completely undermines what the university has been promoting. MTSU has vowed to these students to be a safe place that not only helps to further their careers and education, but to enrich their lives and instill values that will aid them for years to come.
Upon considering the events and experiences that have been a precursor to my interest in CCU, I am burdened with the decision of expressing a single cumulative moment that bears the most gravity upon myself to this point. Could it be the diligence of a dedicated family that bears the most impact? Could it be the countless teachers, instructors, and counselors that have selflessly invested in me? Is it the economic, political, or geographic tides that have surrounded my existence? Perhaps it falls within the lines of the many passages of books read or entangled in the conversations made by superior minds? Or is it held in the delicate grasps of a fragile moment too unknown to be remembered and too small to be noticed? Could it be that, in a
To me, Mount Wachusett Community College represents the ability for me to take on more challenging educational goals. College education is a privilege for me to have an opportunity to take advantage of means the future to me. Some may see it as the credits earned towards their 4-year college,
On the surface level, Paul B. Wilson, Sr. and I possess a couple of similarities; we both grew up on Cherry Street in Mahoningtown and I aspire to enter the medical field and become a veterinarian. However, if one were to analyze our lives, they would find that we work towards the same morals of life. During my career as a student at New Castle High School, I have learned how to become a better student and to continuously grow as a person. This building has morphed my character in a myriad of ways. Overall, it has taught me on how to be a better student, achieve higher grades, and apply an abundance of work to accomplish my goals. Due to this, I have earned a 4.93 GPA and a membership in National Honor Society. However, like Mr. Wilson, I
Througout my academic career, I have learned as much about myself as I have learned in school, whether it be from high school, to community college, and my journey that lead me to Arizona State University. I can honestly say as my parents did, that I wish I would’ve tried
An important key to success is to surround oneself with people who will support and encourage that person to do his or her best. Because this community is dedicated to going above and beyond in academic achievement and service, it will be a great support system to be involved with. By being in a community that is closely connected, I will have fellow students to learn and grow with. Believing that each person is unique in his or her own way, I am open minded to embracing the beliefs and lifestyles of those around me. I view other’s differences as a way for me to grow my knowledge to further understand the world around me. Overall, the 1794 community has a positive spirit that strives to always help others. I currently live by the same principles of this community by striving to help others and do my best in all areas of my life. Being surrounded by people who share these same daily goals will contribute to my success at The University of
Embedded in my psyche as a child was the fact that college was my only option after high school. This parental sentiment was synonymous with a phrase as simple as “tie your shoes.” For me, high school graduation would be a standard occurrence, but my college graduation would be celebrated. The college I would attend required thoughtful consideration because it will be my rite of passage. When I dreamt of my intended college, I knew it would be set in a beautiful city, bustling with energy, and full of consciously creative people. I didn’t know if my university campus would be urban or suburban, but I knew it would spark excitement, fulfill my need to connect with a global community, and offer several opportunities to propel me to the top of
When I venture into my monomyth journey, my call to adventure will start at Cal Poly Pomona. I have been prepared for all that college will throw at me, because I have learned from the amazing and caring teachers of Montclair High School. Through their impact in my life, I will be attending college as a student ready to learn and procure a higher education. The future that lies ahead of my journey is one of independence and learning. While I may not always achieve success each time, I will continue to reflect on all the lessons I learned while at Montclair High to further better myself as an intellectual college student. I am preparing to embark on a journey that-similar to life-is filled with the unknown. I will venture the unknown world of
After this semester I will be graduating with honors from La Crescent High School, and I am seeking to apply to the four-year school scholarship to help me continue my academic studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. After reviewing the scholarship requirements, as well as getting to know