Describe a time you were challenged and how you responded to success or failure? There was no way around it. I’d ruined the robot. I knew it from the first bend in the aluminum. My teammates hadn’t noticed yet. When you’re in the middle of a robotics competition, there’s a lot to think about. Do … Read more Is It Too Late
Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. “Mr. Grove, you can come back in the room now.” Wiping pints of sweat off my forehead, my heart racing, I reenter the room containing four people: the four people whose sole job … Read more The Peak of Scouting
Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you? To many, it may seem farfetched to associate the feeling of being perfectly content with a sport as salty as fishing, but not to me. The way the cork grip of … Read more Hook, Line and thinker.
Who had the largest effect on your life? Annie’s face is as vivid in my mind now as it was four years ago. I can see the passion for life that sparkled in her eyes and the crazy, intense grin that stretched across her face like a bridge across the sea. Although my experience with … Read more How Annie Changed My Life
Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, or risk that you have taken and its impact on you. High school student government is a microcosm of American politics: a group of elected officials makes decisions that will affect and hopefully benefit their peers. They represent the larger student body, and therefore play an extremely integral part of … Read more Elected