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PersonalStatement for University Honors Admission
Our past experiences always have an impact on our present and future.The life events may be pleasant and memorable, but some serve aslessons learned that help one to have a better tomorrow. In my life,I have on several occasions’ encountered situations thatsignificantly determine who I am today. When I was a young boy, Iexperienced difficulty in understanding Mathematics. My grades wereindigent to the extent of affecting my overall grade. My parents keptencouraging me and supported me by allowing me to study extra hours,engaging in discussion groups with my friends, until one day Imanaged to score a B and later became the best in the subject. Mypassion for seeing other students succeed developed from thisexperience. I joined the Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Societywhere I heavily engage in tutoring other students in Mathematics.Some of the students I tutor have shown significant improvement, andthe feeling of doing well to others motivated me to volunteer at theLibrary, where I assist the elementary students with their homework.
I must also admit that the people who you surround yourself with tendto influence who you are in life significantly. Personally, myparents and family have been my source of strength and the pillars asthey always encourage me to pursue my dreams. A brief background ofmy family involves my guardians who are from Guyana, South America,and a brother. My parents strongly value education, and for mybrother and me, it is mandatory as they have high expectations of us.Their emphasis on becoming educated enables me to remain focused onachieving my personal goals such as joining the University andworking towards developing a professional career. My brother has beena good role-model as he is currently in the honors program pursuing adegree in medicine that will enable him to become a medical doctorupon completion. The support of my family has been helpful over thepast years. For instance, my mother ensures that I am punctual in allmy activities and encourages me to tackle life with a positive mind.This motivated me to choose higher level classes and has also helpedme to maintain good grades. Currently, I am ranked in the upper 5% ofmy class at Lake Brantley High School.
Besides my interest in education, I have ensured that I become anall-rounded individual by engaging in co-curricular activities. Theexercises allow me to socialize with my fellow peers and discover mytalents. For instance, I have been playing the guitar for more thanfour years, an experience that I find enjoyable. I also participatein Martial Arts where currently am working towards obtaining a BlackBelt. Good health is considered essential in human life, and thus,during my leisure time, I partake in video games for at least an houra day. All these events enable me to stay fit, healthy and are alsobeneficial to my brain. As a pleasant individual, I ensure I am neverstressed out by balancing all activities in my schedule. I preferhaving equal time for academics and leisure. Besides, I also believethat anything can be achieved as long as one is determined. Joiningthe University Honors program shall enable me to achieve my dream ofacquiring a degree.