My Life Experiences Have Shaped Who You Are Today And What Challenges Have You Overcome?

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Describe the world you come from, your family, community, or school. What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome? (i.e. financial, personal, medical, etc.). Describe your academic and career goals, and your plans to achieve them. What has motivated you to pursue a higher education? Explain how the LAEF scholarship will help you. (Tip: What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores?) I live at home with both of my parents, my second oldest brother, and occasionally my oldest brother and niece visit as well. I grew up with the concept from both of my parents that family is important, no matter what family always comes first. My father showed me this concept in many situations like working all across the country and having to stay away from home to provide. Or even before he had a family and immigrated to the United States so his future family could have a better life. Because of the concept that family comes from, my family is very important to me. Everyone has challenges in their life and mine were speech and depression. From preschool to second grade I had to take “special” classes because my English was far more behind than everyone else’s. At the time I didn’t notice anything different, though now I realize that without those classes school would of been twice as hard. I overcame this challenge by simply going to school and learning. I found out that school can help with anything, for this reason I love learning to this day. I began noticing a negative change with myself throughout middle school, which now I classify as my second challenge, depression. I’m still not exactly certain if it is just depression, seasonal depr... ... middle of paper ... ...had very few content and it had to be put together in a short, unexpected, time span. So far it has been the same for the school year of 2016-2017 because no one shows up, though I and the group still thrive to doing the very best. Yearbook is something I truly enjoy. Although, debate was very intellectual it is an activity I did not enjoy much. I was in the first Denver Urban Debate League team my school ever had. We were all very lost with the structure, the content, and in general. The first ever debate tournament I competed in, a student’s partner did not show up. I had planned on competing by myself but I decided to pair with the student due to her bad luck. I had never practiced her so it caused a barrier. My determination allowed me to complete the tournament with the student and win third place despite of the roadblock. Debate taught way power and willpower.
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