Part I: Here I Am My name is Andrew Ka Yiu Wong. I am 13 years old. Ka Yiu is actually my Chinese name but I prefer to be called by Andrew. The name Andrew is very popular in the United States. We have two presidents named Andrew: Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson. They are important heroes in the American history. Also, the fourth disciple of Jesus is Saint Andrew. I am very proud of my English name and respect it because it is my Christian name too. My Chinese name was given by my grandmother and it meant the protector of the family. Anyway, both my English and Chinese names are my favorite, and my birthday is on September 18th. I am 5’4” tall and weigh 112 pounds. I have a black hair and need to wear glasses all the time. I love singing …show more content…
I also did not study American history and culture. Luckily, I had Mr. Thomas for Religion and Mr. Sorrell for Social Studies, and they were very knowledgeable and experienced teachers. Under their guidance, I quickly caught up their classes and did very well on their exams. I particularly liked Social Studies because it inspired me to overcome adversity, do my best and become a good citizen when I grew up. In addition to working hard on my school work, I have joined Choir, Drama Club, Peacemakers and Altar Servers in the school and Parish since 5th grade. I have always wanted to be a member of the team helping people and making contribution to the school and community. In spite of having a great deal of difficulties and problems in the beginning, I have eventually done very well fitting in the school and the new community with the great assistance from my parents, sister, friends, teachers and staff. So far, I am satisfied with my accomplishment at school, yet I still need to continue working harder on my studies because I still have a long way to go. Meanwhile, I also need to be open-minded to new things, help people and make friends. In doing so, I am working toward my goal to be a good citizen in the
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The struggle to find one's identity is a universal theme that is especially prevalent in Chaim Potok's novel, My Name Is Asher Lev. As an Orthodox Jew, Asher's gift for art is looked upon very unfavorably. Despite the disapproval of his community and father and the pain his art causes those around him, he pursues his passion and must find a way to reconcile the conflict between his religious identity and his individual identity.
However, junior year of high school changed that: I was given the opportunity to take either AP Psychology, or AP European History. I felt that the obvious choice would be to take AP European History, since I’m European and therefore already had a solid foundation for succeeding in the class, but something inside me told me to take a blind leap of faith and choose AP Psychology instead. This choice proved to be one of the greatest decisions I have made in my life. Through this class, I emerged myself into the world of psychology and fell in love with it. I didn’t complete the assignments to get a good grade. I completed them because I cherished every minute of it, and I started applying the materials learned in class to real life
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American Studies has always been the subject that didn't interest me and I wasn't too good at it. I went into 7th grade thinking about how boring it was going to be and confusing. With the year getting close to an end I realized that it ended up being one of my best subjects. I also understood it very well. I've also changed academically through a sport. The sport I enjoy is running. My dad said I should go out for cross country. So fall came and I joined cross country. I didn't really know what to expect or if I would like it. In the end cross country was a very fun sport. I met new people, did fun activities and I was actually pretty
Attending my Catholic school is a gift as well as a privilege and I have gratitude for the opportunity. Because I see my school as a gift, I have academic goals and put 100% effort into them. An academic goal that I have is to work hard for superior grades while continuing to become proficient with educational skills such as writing, reading, oral and written communication, science, and mathematics. Additionally, I plan to continue to get to know myself and to learn about possible careers that might interest me. A career that I am currently interested in involves the fields of dentistry and surgery. Plus at my school, we learn about personal responsibility and personal initiative in our morals and behaviors. Another goal is that I want to
Most of our lives we have been called a certain name, whether it was given to us by birth or a nickname that friends have called us, but each of us has a meaning behind our names and I am going to talk about mine. My first name is Jacob, which is a very common boy’s name in this current period of time. I have known Dumont, my last name, to be a French surname because of my father’s side coming from France and Italy. Furthermore, both my first name and last name have meaning of some sort and that is what I will go over in my essay.
Since the beginning of my middle school education and throughout high school, I played the flute and performed in Symphonic band concerts in varying venues. Music is not the only amazing quality that I have accomplished. I perform excellent in all team and solo sports. I participated in Varsity track and Football the majority of my high school career. In my spare time, I found it inspiring helping Destiny Church which is located in the Mary Pickford Theatre, in Cathedral City, and The local Boys and Girls Club in Desert Hot Springs Community Center. I speak fluent Spanish, bilingual has its advantages to translate to English beginning learners who seek to improve their English and writing skills. Staying focused and staying on top of my classes is my dedication to my goal at this great academic University establishment, is not only my priority but a great privilege . In my previous years in high school, I have kept my grades up and always questioned if I was slacking and I would challenge myself to be better than I was and I keep pushing myself to exclude any future errors. College and my future career are my main goal, Understanding life has itś setbacks, it is a big step in moving farther forward than taking one step forward and two stepbacks back when things get
I don’t really know where to begin but i’ll give it a try. My names Jethro (JuJu) Melse also known as Jet. I turned 16 this month on the third of September. I was born in Orlando, Florida. But was raised in Paterson ,New Jersey. My nationality is Haitian. Im also a Christian. I am also the first born. I grew up with two younger siblings. But I had a lot of responsibilities from a young age. I will be telling you the story about me.
But I excelled in the class, and I felt like I really could succeed in the one subject I had always dreaded. Even today, I fall back on the year that I learned I could succeed. I took theater that year. I had so much fun in the class, and I learned about Jaguar Players, something that would become really important later on. I also joined STEAM, and I got accepted into NJHS as well. The months flew by, and I finally settled into my new life in Arizona. Sixth grade was a really important time for me to build a solid foundation, academically and socially. I took advantage of the “pod-like” structure to secure my place in the middle school environment.
My full name is Carolina Yee Wah Yuan Zeng. Even though I have many nicknames, I prefer to be called Carolina. Currently, I am 17 years old. On September 11, 2015, I will be turning 18. I was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, which is located in South America. I moved to California with my family when I was around three years old. My family consists of my mother, stepfather, two stepsisters, and my older brother. My mother is named Hui Zhen Zeng. She is currently unemployed. My stepfather’s name is Shea C. Leung, and he is retired. I grew up in Los Angeles, California, but moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2011. One of my hobbies is playing games on my laptop. My goals are to graduate from college and become a successful lawyer. Once I get my associates
A person’s identity is shaped by many different aspects. Family, culture, friends, personal interests and surrounding environments are all factors that tend to help shape a person’s identity. Some factors may have more of an influence than others and some may not have any influence at all. As a person grows up in a family, they are influenced by many aspects of their life. Family and culture may influence a person’s sense of responsibilities, ethics and morals, tastes in music, humor and sports, and many other aspects of life. Friends and surrounding environments may influence a person’s taste in clothing, music, speech, and social activities. Personal interests are what truly set individuals apart. An individual is not a puppet
A name is not just what you’re called, it is who you are. It is what you stand for and ultimately defines you as a person. Growing up, I used to think my name did not fit me and that nothing that my name stood for had anything to do with me. Now that I am older, I understand the real meaning of my name and how the traits that are connected with my name relate to the person that I have become and continue to develop into. My name represents who I am and who I plan to be.
In junior High School, things started to turn around for me. Although I was still placed in lower level classes, I developed a love for learning. In the years to come from Junior High to High School, I had a strong urge to make up for lost time. One class I started to excel in was the one I used to have the most trouble with, Mathematics. It seemed as though the once boring and complex equations now seemed meaningful and simple. As I progressed into 8th grade, I was able to advance to normal classes. I felt that the hard work I put in was finally paying of. At this point, I felt that I could handle a higher level. At the end of 8th grade, I took the necessary procedures and tests to try and get into honor - level courses in 9th grade. After taking a summer course of Algebra 1 and several tests I was able to succeed and take the classes. The experience was great. I felt that I was finally going the right direction
What’s in a name? Names define us as individuals. We as people have a first name, a last name, sometimes a middle name, and also perhaps some nicknames used by different people. Names are important, but not just for people. In the Bible, there are dozens of different names used for God throughout the Scriptures. Many people might wonder why God needs so many names. I believe one of the primary reasons why God has so many names throughout Scripture is because they have to do with His nature and character. I feel that each of God’s and Jesus’ names in the Bible emphasizes a particular facet of Their character. As we understand how each of God’s names reveals another aspect of His character in the Bible, the more we will learn about Him. Let’s look at some names that were used to identify Jesus in the New Testament.