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I attend The Science Academy of South Texas (SciTech), a school very diverse in ethnicity, religion, teaching methods, and personality. It is a small magnet school, my senior class being only 143 students, so I’ve had the privilege to know each kid in my class very well over these four years. The education and life lessons it has provided me with has helped mold me into the person I am today, and the person I want to be in the future. I learned from students at this school who emigrated from places such as Russia, Africa, Iran, people who had hard lives, who lived through hard experiences. I used to feel uncomfortable around my friends who have been through a lot because I’ve had the easiest life imaginable. I used to feel ashamed, and when I told them that, they agreed that I do live and easy American life, but that I shouldn’t be ashamed of it. Instead of being ashamed, I should take all the privilege I’ve had, all the education, and all the skills I was lucky to be given a chance to develop and give back to the world. They taught me there is so much more to this life we live and it is possible to use all this good fortune I have been given to make a difference. To make a difference in just one person’s life, may it be microscopic or significant, is what I hope to do with my career.
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