Of all my accomplishments, there are three in which I take the most pride. The first is earning the Boy Scout rank of Eagle at the young age of 15. Considering only about 4% of boys in America join scouts and only 5% of those who join ultimately earn this coveted rank, I am proud of doing so.
Last summer when rosters came out I was so happy to see you on my advisor list, I knew who you were of course, because I know your family. However, it was an abiding pleasure to get to know you as an individual. It was a real joy to see grow and develop this year, and I was glad to have played my small part.
One of my most cherished thoughts is that all goals are in grasp if you can work hard enought and long enought you can achieve them. I also believe with dedication any person can reach what they dreamed about.
I have a numerous amount of achievements through High School, Community College and now at A&M. I was an Early College High School student in Dallas County at Cedar Hill Collegiate High School. That experience helped me to earn my Associates Degree before I even got my High School diploma. While in High School I was named to the President's Honor Roll list 4 times at my Community College. I am currently awarded the Greater Texas Foundation Scholarship at A&M for my test score of 33 on the ACT as well as my Early College High School background. Thanks to being exposed to college level work at a young age, this past spring I was awarded the Dean's Honor Award for achieving a GPA of 4.0. The experience with Greater Texas Foundation has opened
I was born to a Mexican American family; I had the privilege of being the first child of three kids. As I grew up I had big dreams I wanted to accomplish, like become an artist or a famous singer. Well I basically wanted to become famous, travel and be someone in life. It was not until I enter middle school when I told myself that I needed to study something that was realistic and that I could live from. This was when my goals got real, I was determined to get a professional career and set an example for my siblings. It was here when I started to have an interest for teaching. Although before all determination I had a struggle in school, since I entered school I was placed in a bilingual classroom, which was fine at first. As I continued elementary
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
Frankly, I may not be the smartest, the greatest, or even near perfect student. I do not have straight A’s, a 1600 SAT score, or amazing GPA. Although these accomplishments are impressive, every person has their own academic abilities. What I do know is that I’ve taken 6 AP classes, 3 honors classes, ran cross country, track, and have danced for 3 years. Also, for about 2 years I have worked as a dishwasher and then secretary for my aunt and uncle’s business where I have learned about paying bills, managing checking accounts, and the importance of work. I have maintained in the top 10th percentile of my school, a high GPA, and have worked as a secretary for a local business during vacations. I have used the resources provided for me and taken
As a freshman at Linden High School, I have learned that writing provides students with the necessary communication and thinking skills necessary to succeed in school. Before I enrolled in ACL, I was a lazy writer who detested every aspect of writing. Now, I have learned to embrace writing challenges and learn from my mistakes. Writing persuasive and research papers proved to be difficult for me because it required organizational and research skills. As the year progressed, I began feeling more confident in my writing skills and looked forward to expressing my ideas on paper. As a writer, I have gained the knowledge and tools to grow as a student.
While my accomplishments on paper may seem limited, I have always considered myself a proficient writer. I have written almost daily since about sixth grade, albeit my prior schooling did not do much of a service for my writing skills. This, I feel, has led to me being able to write well, but not being able to break-down & improve my writing efficiently. These effects can be directly seen by me performing better on the essay for my SAT than I did on the actual writing question subsection. I wish to attend USF to hone my writing skills into something more presentable to the world. I feel have the ideas, but not the tools, so to speak. My overall goals include one day attending classes at the Poynter Institute to maximize my comprehension of
I believe in setting a schedule and a goal for a certain amount of time helps you efficiently accomplish all of your tasks. In my opinion, being organized and following discipline helps advance your achievements in school.
Throughout my life, I feel like I have been pretty successful. I have been able to accomplish some of my personal goals, while both being able to give back to my community and plan for my future. I hope that my with the success I have had already, will help me have an even more successful life in the future.
School, to me and among many peers of my age, is not a distant term. I have spent one-third of my life time sitting in classrooms, every week since I was seven years old. After spending this much time in school, many things and experiences that happened there have left their mark in my memory. Some are small incidences while some have had a great impact on me. However, regardless the degree of significance, things that happened all contributed to shape the person that I am now.
Sometimes things are not what they seem, but what do you do when they are? My mother is the most difficult person to understand in the world. She makes decisions that sometimes are not too great. Yes, I know we all makes mistakes and who am I to judge but when those actions/decisions involve you, you cannot help but feel a certain way. She’s not a bad person I like to believe she loves me and she has actually shown me plenty of times that she does.
There are three very important aspects that play a major rule in my life. They can be categorized as intellectual, social, and spiritual. My intellectual self is interesting because I am mainly right-brained which means that I tend to use my creativity more than my mathematical skills, also making me a visual learner. My social self consists of friends, family, and my surroundings. I spend most of my time at home with my family. Whenever I am with my friends, I observe their behaviors and listen to their opinions. I am more of an independent type of person. Being with different people has influenced me into appreciating different cultures and beliefs. I have learned things that have now been incorporated into my own set of beliefs and