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Scholarship Essay

Scholarship Essay

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April Hughes
Scholarship Essay

As a small town Southern girl I have appreciated growing up within a mile from my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My church is just down the street and next door to my best friend\u2019s house. In Meldrim, Georgia I have always felt protected and safe, yet I always wondered what else was out there.

I want to study abroad simply because pictures do not do the world justice. It is
not enough to watch foreign lands, people, and culture. I want to explore them for myself
and grow from the experiences and adventures I encounter. I have always been fascinated
about people, culture, and their histories, which is why I have chosen to major in history
education. History is one of my life\u2019s passions and I could ask for nothing more than to
spend the rest of my life trying to instill this same passion for history into the lives of the
children I teach. For me history is not just a set of dates and names to memorize, it is real
life and therefore full of mystery, scandal, and controversy.

Last summer I had the amazing chance to study abroad in Paris, France. I visited
the tombs of Voltaire, Victory Hugo, and Madame Currie in the Pantheon, viewed the city
from the famous Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, and, of course, met Mona Lisa and

Winged Victory in the Louvre. I also had the opportunity to visit smaller towns in the

French countryside as well as take weekend trips to London and Rome. I toured the
infamous Tower of London and the Roman Colosseum. During this trip I was able to
stand in the presence of something greater than myself. In this sense I was forever
changed. The experience was such an awe-inspiring and humbling one. On television and

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