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My grandpa once told me, “if you can not find your life’s purpose then find your passion. For the passion you sought will reveal your purpose.” His inspirational words still linger with me till this day and I have always found myself living the life he wanted me to. It wasn’t until I went on my job shadowing experience, however, that I realized I found the passion he spoke of. I have never thought of myself as being a teacher. As a student for so long, I believed teaching was the last thing I wanted to do. However, in the last year I have seen teaching in a new light. Throughout my high school career, I have had wonderful teachers to aspire me to excel within my studies, and have made an impact on my life goals. It wasn’t till my job shadowing experience that I truly made up my mind teaching was for me. One of my teachers encouraged me to job shadow an elementary class and see if I would find my calling in teaching. Within the first moments of my experience I fell in love. Winning this scholarship would mean the world to me and my family. Since I will be attending college for six years the amount of tuition will add up in a heart beat. My goal is to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for my first two years for my Associates in Arts. Once finished I plan to transfer to Eastern Kentucky University to finish my Bachelor's Degree and to complete a Masters in History. Obtaining this scholarship would allow me to be one step closer to the future that is so close to my heart. It would make me able to excel in furthering my education a reality. This scholarship will mean I can make a difference in a child’s life through education as well as inspire me to educate the next generation. ... ... middle of paper ... ... as hosting runs and selling jewelry. Also by being the President of my NHS chapter, I do a lot of community service. One volunteer project NHS sponsored was a can food drive for a local homeless shelter. We were able to raise over 200 cans in order to help families have a Thanksgiving Day meal at Bethany Haven. I was inspired with the other member, decided to visit the shelter later on in the year to help with landscaping and other needs. In conclusion, I believe I deserve this scholarship because I have the willingness to succeed and make a contribution to the world. I hope to one day become the teacher I want to be and to help educate the next generation. I throughout my high school years have shown great academics, leadership, and community service. These qualities I believe are needed to be successful through discipline and commitment of a student.
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