How my Spinal Fusion Journey Created my Personal Platform

Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. A middle school girl walked quietly through the halls, pieces of hair covering her face as she watched the floor pass beneath her feet. Books clutched … Read more How my Spinal Fusion Journey Created my Personal Platform

Finding Opportunities for Self-improvement in Failure

The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? My junior year of high school, I took Honors Biology. Although I expected to do well, as I had always had … Read more Finding Opportunities for Self-improvement in Failure

Tiempo de la Familia: My Profound Impact

Discuss a major personal experience, achievement, risk or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. A thousand miles away from home, I sat in a cramped apartment littered with Bruce Springsteen CDs, listening to my Spanish home-stay family talk about their day. Every evening, just before dinner, the four of us would … Read more Tiempo de la Familia: My Profound Impact