Higher education is a gateway to the world and a rewarding career. In the future, my plans include working with people, the economy, and elements of marketing. College has not been an option for individuals, rather a necessity to be a candidate for competitive employment. Throughout my life, I have witnessed my family limit their educational opportunities, which resulted in negative outcomes with job placement, personal growth, and a rewarding future. As the second member of my family to graduate high school, and the first member to attend college, I would like to change the inherited trend within my family history and accomplish my personal and career goals.
"In spite of" are the three words that apply to my life. This year I found myself with limited parental supervision and encouragement. Currently, I live alone above a bar, provide myself with basic needs, and mentally encourage myself to strive for more out of life. In spite of my situation, I have demanded to go beyond what is expected of me by society. This misfortune has increased my ambition to graduate high school and attend a four-year college.
Outside of my experiences with personal leadership aiding in my well-being, I feel a great amount of satisfaction with my leadership on the football field. My senior year I was named captain, which required me to lead drills, mentor young players, and provide a positive behavioral example. During stressful game situations the coaches, players, and fans look to me to make thoughtful and experienced decisions on the field. In addition to my success on the football field, I risked my reputation and was cast as the lead in the high school musical. The football experience and the high school musical are successful examples to myself that I will make it!