Essay On Michelle Obama

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“We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.” (BrainyQuote) Michelle Robinson Obama bravely faced the unnerving odds of being an African American lady in the 1960s to 1980s, not to mention growing up in Chicago and attending the prestigious Princeton University. Proudly raised in Chicago, the First Lady continually proves that, although she faced numerous setbacks and challenges, one can succeed in any task they are faced with. Michelle Obama, accompanied with all of her unique quirks, went through countless hours of dedication to her schooling, and she now helps lead a nation with intelligence and inspiration. On January 17th, 1964, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, later known as Michelle Obama, was born to Marian and Frasier Robinson. With an older brother, Craig, by her side, Michelle began her eventful and successful life. Growing up on the South side of Chicago, Michelle attended Bryn Mawr Elementary School, later renamed Bouchet Academy. (Gainsville Shows) In addition to being able to read by first grade, she was an extremely gifted student and, as a result, she received the opportunity to skip the second grade like her brother, mother, and father. Her mother, Marian, would have Craig and Michelle both bring reading and math workbooks from school so that she could help them get ahead of their classmates. (Bond, Michelle Obama: A Biography) As a result of this dedication and hard work, while enrolled in the sixth grade, she was chosen for a “gifted student” program which allowed her the opportunity to take advanced biology and French classes at Kennedy-King Community College. (Nat... ... middle of paper ... ...al First Ladies’ Library and Historic Site) Promoting Service and working with the youth has continued to be a staple of her career and interest. (The White House) Michelle Obama has kept her morals and goals since becoming First Lady, and those have been transferred all across the nation. “And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us--no matter what our age or background or walk of life--each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation." (Pfetten) Michelle Robinson Obama, from growing up on the South Side of Chicago to the White House in Washington, D.C., continues to inspire and lead a nation with passion and honesty.
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