Despite some uncommon and potentially inhibiting circumstances, I ‘ve succeeded in high school. Perhaps not by the standards of the world, but I have accomplished my own goals and exceeded expectations I had set for myself. My academic curiosity and tendency towards perfectionism, have helped me maintain a 4.0 grade point average while taking on several challenging courses. My freshmen year I took a psychology course online and passed with an A.
I ‘m currently taking two AP courses and an honors course with surprisingly decent results. The extra curricular activities I am involved in have taught me to be a productive member of a society and important leadership skills. My unusual life circumstances have taught me the importance of perseverance and develop my morals and values. Combined, my experiences in academics, extra curricular activities and life make me a compelling addition to any university campus. In the spring of 2010, my father was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). ALS slowly inhibits the movement of muscles in the body.
For my father, this slow progression started in his throat and traveled into his limbs and lungs. As a sixth grader, I did not understand that everything would change and that my father was going to die. That summer we moved and embraced a new normal. Mom worked my sister and I went to school and dad was at home. In July of 2012, before my freshman year, my father required a feeding tube. He had lost weight at an alarming rate.
We put formula into a gravity fed, feeding bag. As he lost the ability to move his arms above his head, it became my job hang his bag. Since my mother traveled for work, I went home at lunch to help feed and administer medicine. My role slowly shifted from. .n.
When I ‘m faced with difficult choices in the absurdity of school politics, I will make the right choice for my students. I will find new ways to reach children and improve their learning experience. I plan to attend a school that will challenge me in unexpected ways. Part of my free time will hopefully be spent volunteering, giving back, and gaining a broader experience within the community. With the difference I make in my future student ‘s life and high standard of behavior I hold myself to, I would add to the prestigious reputation to your university. I would use the connections made within the program to secure friendships and relationships with people who could further propel me into success.
Your university would ultimately give me the opportunity to attain a quality education and equip me to instill quality skills in the children that I will someday teach.