The Most Significant Challenges In Life

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5. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic success? For some people being taken out of their families is the worst thing that could happen to them. However, for me, it helped me grow into the person I am today: hardworking. I was young when my parents were proved unfit to raise my siblings and me. As a result, I was placed in the Foster Care System. I was passed from family to family, making me feel insecure in who I was. I would constantly try to gain approval from others, always hoping I would be worthy of someone’s attention. Eventually, my aunt and uncle decided to adopt me.
When I arrived to my family, I was five and had little knowledge. In my first grade assessments, I could not consistently count to twenty and did not know the alphabet. I struggled to enjoy school and hated that I was not good enough. However, my teacher showed she cared about me. More than anything, I wished to please everyone I met. I barely passed first grade; second grade was just as challenging. I was immensely behind the other students and still could not read.
Throughout second grade I was tested and challenged. I never gave up trying to do the best I could possibly do. By the end of second grade, I managed to catch up to the other students by spending hours after school with my teacher and giving all my effort to succeed. My first grade teacher would meet with me and check on my progress. She truly cared about my well-being. I hope that every student has a teachers like mine to encourage academics.
Those years taught me the importance of working hard. It takes perseverance and persistence to succeed in life. In order to be enough for myself, I set high-standards for my life and education. The challenges I faced in the beginning of school taught me how to effectively learn and gave me an appreciation for learning. By third grade I was at the top of the class. I have never tolerated being “good enough” and plan on extending my knowledge continually.
Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed efforts over time.
In my
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