Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us howyour world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
*I come from a working family. Both of my parents for as long as I have livedhave worked.When my mom or dad came home, my sister and I would be ecstatic. Wewould run to the door to see them. This scene would replay every day until wemoved. Now I realize that I don’t ever want to have my kids not see their parentswhen they got home from school. That is a stronOne sphere of the world in which I have come from is located on SantaCatalina Island. There a part of me rests forever. In that place I met some peoplethat I will never forget. These friends have shaped me into who I am today.When I was about 10 years old my parents sent me off to sleepaway camp forthe first time. It was incredible, and it was not fun for me at first. I had never spentmore than a few days away from home before that week at Catalina. I had anamazing time. Normally I would have shied away from any social contact, but mycounselor changed that. For once there was an adult who would listen to me. Thisadult had an impact on me. While at this camp I could truly be myself. I didn’thave to by afraid of social contact when I was there because there was a counselorwith me there. This is why I want to be a counselor at this camp. This one person showedme that there was a place in this world where you didn’t have to be judged on youroutward appearance. A counselor changed the way I looked at people myself, andmy expectations. This change in thought influences me every day. Because of thisinfluence it is my wish to become a camp counselor, or have something to do withchildren, even if I spring for a different degree. It is so important to me that everychild have an experience like this one. One in which our increasingly photoshoppedworld that will be listened to.
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important toyou. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud, and how does it relate to the personyou are?*
The thing that makes me most proud of myself is the fact that I haveovercome being shy. I am proud of this because instead of fretting so much everytime I have to do public speaking, or talk to a group of people, I make the most of it