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Mikenzie Morris

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Hello, my name is Mikenzie Morris and I currently am a senior at Alexander High School. I'm aiming to become an elementary school teacher. By becoming a teacher I plan to create a positive, diverse, and inclusive learning environment for our future generation, as well as being able to make a positive impact on students that gives them a love for learning that they will carry on with them throughout the entirety of their education. I am drawn to the idea of living in a city, so I have picked Atlanta and Georgia State University for college. The busy streets, diverse communities, and endless opportunities for cultural enrichment fascinate me. I hope to engage in the energy of the city so I can include it in my teaching principles. In addition to my primary focus on education, I have an interest in art history. I intend to pursue a double major in Elementary Education and Art History to combine my passion for teaching with an appreciation for art across cultures and eras. I also plan to study Gender Studies as a minor. To ensure a well-rounded education that involves understanding social issues and promoting inclusivity. Looking ahead, my aspirations include integrating creativity and critical thinking into education and contributing to the development of students. I aim to positively impact young minds and ingrain a sense of social responsibility and empathy. Combining my interests in education, art, and social justice is an exciting and fulfilling path I look forward to exploring.

Education

Georgia State University

Bachelor's degree program
2024 - 2028

Alexander High School

High School
2020 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Education, General
    • Historic Preservation and Conservation
    • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
    • History
    • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
    • Film/Video and Photographic Arts
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Education

    • Dream career goals:

      Elementary School Teacher

    • Guest Service Relations

      Nothing Bundt Cakes
      2023 – 2023
    • Host

      Texas Roadhouse
      2022 – 20231 year
    • Seasonal Sales Associate

      Spirit Halloween
      2023 – 2023

    Sports

    Pole Vault

    Junior Varsity
    2019 – 20201 year

    Cheerleading

    Club
    2013 – 20185 years

    Volleyball

    Intramural
    2021 – 2021

    Tumbling

    Intramural
    2013 – 20196 years

    Cheerleading

    Club
    2017 – 20181 year

    Research

    • Psychology, Other

      Alexander High School AP Seminar — Researcher and Writer
      2023 – 2023
    • Education, Other

      Alexander High School AP Seminar — Researcher and Writer
      2023 – 2023

    Arts

    • Robert S. Alexander Comprehensive High School

      Photography
      2021-2022 Alexander High School Yearbook
      2021 – 2022
    • Independent

      Photography
      2020 – Present
    • Mason Creek Middle School

      Music
      2017 – 2018
    • Alexander High School

      Theatre
      2021 – 2022

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Robert S. Alexander Comprehensive High School Yearbook Staff — After School Photographer
      2021 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      HOSA (Alexander High School) — Handing out snacks to people donating blood
      2021 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      Mason Creek Middle School — Preschool Teachers Aid
      2019 – 2020

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Boun Om Sengsourichanh Legacy Scholarship
    My plans for the future revolve around pursuing a college education in New York with a major in education. This choice is driven by the idea of surrounding myself in the dynamic and culturally rich environment of New York and being able to inspire young students and fuel their love for education. However, the financial challenges I face make it necessary for me to seek scholarships to achieve this dream. This scholarship holds major importance in reaching my academic goals. Without financial assistance, attending college in New York would be a demanding challenge for me. The costs associated with tuition, living expenses, and other factors involved in education are significant, and my current financial situation does not allow me the ability to pursue higher education without some kind of support. With my current financial situation, I will have to work through the entirety of my time in college. While I am committed to putting in the effort required to fund my education, balancing work and academics can be a difficult task. This scholarship would not only help improve the financial burden but also allow me to focus more on my studies, guaranteeing deeper attention to my intended major of education. You might be wondering why I have picked New York as my dream destination for my future. I am drawn to the idea of living in New York because of the busy streets, diverse communities, and endless opportunities for cultural enrichment which have always fascinated me. I hope to engage in the energy of the city so I can include it in my teaching principles. Making an extreme change from a slightly smaller town like Villa Rica, Georgia to the big city of New York could make me struggle in the long run which is why this is the plan I am expecting myself to achieve. Winning this scholarship would not only make my dream of attending college in New York a reality but also allow me to commit myself to my academic pursuits. It would allow me to fully involve myself in the education program and ultimately contribute to my long-term goal of making a positive impact in the field of education. I am enthusiastic about the possibility of being selected for this scholarship, as it represents not just financial support but an investment in my potential to succeed and contribute to society through education. With your assistance, I am sure that I can overcome some of the financial barriers that stand between me and my educational aspirations, ensuring a brighter future for both myself and the students I aim to inspire through my work in education.
    Kerry Kennedy Life Is Good Scholarship
    I aspire to make a meaningful impact in the field of education, not just as a career choice, but as a lifelong commitment to shaping young minds and instilling a genuine love for learning. Success, to me, is not simply about personal achievements but about the positive influence I can have on the students I teach. This scholarship, with its valuable support, is crucial in turning my dreams into reality and contributing to the transformation of education. Upon graduating high school, I intend to pursue a bachelor's degree in Art History with a minor in Elementary Education. This foundation will be a stepping stone toward my ultimate goal of attaining a master's degree in Elementary Education. I believe that a deep understanding of art history can be an effective way to stimulate creativity and critical thinking in young minds by teaching in not completely conventional ways. By combining these paths, I aim to introduce innovative and engaging teaching methods that will inspire children to love learning like I have. Elementary school is an extremely vital phase in every person's development, laying the groundwork for not just academic growth but also social maturation. My dream is to be a memorable and influential presence in the lives of the students I teach. I aspire to be the kind of teacher who not only teaches the basic facts they need to know but also can provide passion for questioning and discovery. Education is not just about memorizing facts it's about nurturing curiosity and giving students the chance to pursue their dreams. One significant part of my plan involves relocating to New York. While this may seem like a difficult thing to do, attending a school in upstate New York is a critical component of my journey. However, my current financial status is a challenge for my goal. This is where the importance of the scholarship comes into play. With the financial support provided, I will be able to overcome this and attend a college in New York, such as SUNY Binghamton or SUNY Geneseo, ensuring a solid educational foundation for my future plans. The choice of New York is not just on a whim, it is a purposeful decision based on several factors. After completing my education, my goal is to move to New York City, a place that presents both challenges and opportunities. The public schools in New York City face significant challenges, and I am determined to contribute to changing the narrative. Even if I can inspire just one student, I believe it can create a ripple effect of positive change. This scholarship is more than a financial aid opportunity, it is a chance to achieve my dreams and make a meaningful contribution to education. With the support provided, I will pursue my goals for education, make a difference in the lives of students, and work towards transforming the educational landscape. This opportunity is not just about personal success, it's about using education as a tool for change and empowerment. I aim to be a source of inspiration, illuminating the path for future generations through the power of education.
    Ryan T. Herich Memorial Scholarship
    I aspire to make a meaningful impact in the field of education, not just as a career choice, but as a lifelong commitment to shaping young minds and instilling a genuine love for learning. Success, to me, is not simply about personal achievements but about the positive influence I can have on the students I teach. This scholarship, with its valuable support, is crucial in turning my dreams into reality and contributing to the transformation of education. Upon graduating high school, I intend to pursue a bachelor's degree in Art History with a minor in Elementary Education. This foundation will be a stepping stone toward my ultimate goal of attaining a master's degree in Elementary Education. I believe that a deep understanding of art history can be an effective way to stimulate creativity and critical thinking in young minds by teaching in not completely conventional ways. By combining these paths, I aim to introduce innovative and engaging teaching methods that will inspire children to love learning like I have. Elementary school is an extremely vital phase in every person's development, laying the groundwork for not just academic growth but also social maturation. My dream is to be a memorable and influential presence in the lives of the students I teach. I aspire to be the kind of teacher who not only teaches the basic facts they need to know but also can provide passion for questioning and discovery. Education is not just about memorizing facts it's about nurturing curiosity and giving students the chance to pursue their dreams. One significant part of my plan involves relocating to New York. While this may seem like a difficult thing to do, attending a school in upstate New York is a critical component of my journey. However, my current financial status is a challenge for my goal. This is where the importance of the scholarship comes into play. With the financial support provided, I will be able to overcome this and attend a college in New York, such as SUNY Binghamton or SUNY Geneseo, ensuring a solid educational foundation for my future plans. The choice of New York is not just on a whim, it is a purposeful decision based on several factors. After completing my education, my goal is to move to New York City, a place that presents both challenges and opportunities. The public schools in New York City face significant challenges, and I am determined to contribute to changing the narrative. Even if I can inspire just one student, I believe it can create a ripple effect of positive change. This scholarship is more than a financial aid opportunity, it is a chance to achieve my dreams and make a meaningful contribution to education. With the support provided, I will pursue my goals for education, make a difference in the lives of students, and work towards transforming the educational landscape. This opportunity is not just about personal success, it's about using education as a tool for change and empowerment. I aim to be a source of inspiration, illuminating the path for future generations through the power of education.
    Let Your Light Shine Scholarship
    I aspire to make a meaningful impact in the field of education, not just as a career choice, but as a lifelong commitment to shaping young minds and instilling a genuine love for learning. Success, to me, is not simply about personal achievements but about the positive influence I can have on the students I teach. This scholarship, with its valuable support, is crucial in turning my dreams into reality and contributing to the transformation of education. Upon graduating high school, I intend to pursue a bachelor's degree in Art History with a minor in Elementary Education. This foundation will be a stepping stone toward my ultimate goal of attaining a master's degree in Elementary Education. I believe that a deep understanding of art history can be an effective way to stimulate creativity and critical thinking in young minds by teaching in not completely conventional ways. By combining these paths, I aim to introduce innovative and engaging teaching methods that will inspire children to love learning like I have. Elementary school is an extremely vital phase in every person's development, laying the groundwork for not just academic growth but also social maturation. My dream is to be a memorable and influential presence in the lives of the students I teach. I aspire to be the kind of teacher who not only teaches the basic facts they need to know but also can provide passion for questioning and discovery. Education is not just about memorizing facts it's about nurturing curiosity and giving students the chance to pursue their dreams. One significant part of my plan involves relocating to New York. While this may seem like a difficult thing to do, attending a school in upstate New York is a critical component of my journey. However, my current financial status is a challenge for my goal. This is where the importance of the scholarship comes into play. With the financial support provided, I will be able to overcome this and attend a college in New York, such as SUNY Binghamton or SUNY Geneseo, ensuring a solid educational foundation for my future plans. The choice of New York is not just on a whim, it is a purposeful decision based on several factors. After completing my education, my goal is to move to New York City, a place that presents both challenges and opportunities. The public schools in New York City face significant challenges, and I am determined to contribute to changing the narrative. Even if I can inspire just one student, I believe it can create a ripple effect of positive change. This scholarship is more than a financial aid opportunity, it is a chance to achieve my dreams and make a meaningful contribution to education. With the support provided, I will pursue my goals for education, make a difference in the lives of students, and work towards transforming the educational landscape. This opportunity is not just about personal success, it's about using education as a tool for change and empowerment. I aim to be a source of inspiration, illuminating the path for future generations through the power of education.
    Sandy Jenkins Excellence in Early Childhood Education Scholarship
    I aspire to make a meaningful impact in the field of education, not just as a career choice, but as a lifelong commitment to shaping young minds and instilling a genuine love for learning. Success, to me, is not simply about personal achievements but about the positive influence I can have on the students I teach. This scholarship, with its valuable support, is crucial in turning my dreams into reality and contributing to the transformation of education. Upon graduating high school, I intend to pursue a bachelor's degree in Art History with a minor in Elementary Education. This foundation will be a stepping stone toward my ultimate goal of attaining a master's degree in Elementary Education. I believe that a deep understanding of art history can be an effective way to stimulate creativity and critical thinking in young minds by teaching in not completely conventional ways. By combining these paths, I aim to introduce innovative and engaging teaching methods that will inspire children to love learning like I have. Elementary school is an extremely vital phase in every person's development, laying the groundwork for not just academic growth but also social maturation. My dream is to be a memorable and influential presence in the lives of the students I teach. I aspire to be the kind of teacher who not only teaches the basic facts they need to know but also can provide passion for questioning and discovery. Education is not just about memorizing facts it's about nurturing curiosity and giving students the chance to pursue their dreams. One significant part of my plan involves relocating to New York. While this may seem like a difficult thing to do, attending a school in upstate New York is a critical component of my journey. However, my current financial status is a challenge for my goal. This is where the importance of the scholarship comes into play. With the financial support provided, I will be able to overcome this and attend a college in New York, such as SUNY Binghamton or SUNY Geneseo, ensuring a solid educational foundation for my future plans. The choice of New York is not just on a whim, it is a purposeful decision based on several factors. After completing my education, my goal is to move to New York City, a place that presents both challenges and opportunities. The public schools in New York City face significant challenges, and I am determined to contribute to changing the narrative. Even if I can inspire just one student, I believe it can create a ripple effect of positive change. This scholarship is more than a financial aid opportunity, it is a chance to achieve my dreams and make a meaningful contribution to education. With the support provided, I will pursue my goals for education, make a difference in the lives of students, and work towards transforming the educational landscape. This opportunity is not just about personal success, it's about leveraging education as a tool for change and empowerment. In creating a legacy, I aim to be a beacon of inspiration, illuminating the path for future generations through the transformative power of education.
    Marie Humphries Memorial Scholarship
    I've always been uncertain of what I wanted to do for my future career, but over the past year and a half, I have had a newfound enthusiasm when it comes to the idea of becoming a teacher. I specifically want to be an elementary school teacher. During elementary school, I was not a particularly gifted or special child, I did well on my school work and stayed out of trouble, but I never made a connection with many teachers. Nonetheless, I had two educators that stood out to me and I adored the idea of being able to be like them when I became an adult, even as a child. This led me to choose teaching and early education as my desired career path. My second-grade teacher, Mrs. Turner, was the first instructor to leave an impact on me. While I was always fond of my teachers, she is the first that comes to mind when I reflect on my time in elementary school. She was extremely passionate about teaching, and she made it as obvious as possible. She would often express how she was disappointed that we weren't required to learn things that she taught and still viewed as crucial in the world as an adult, an example of this being, the ability to write and read in cursive. To help, she would go out and buy special things for students to be able to learn cursive while also teaching us what was in the standard curriculum. Mrs. Turner's drive inspires me to be a teacher who doesn't only care about the things that are required but also the things that students should be learning. As I got older, I met more teachers and a notable one was my fourth and fifth-grade social studies teacher, Mr. Scaia. Mr. Scaia had a more unorthodox way of teaching, he treated his students like equals and rarely shouted at us even when we were being loud. He made our assignments interactive and fun in some way. A big memory of mine was when he announced to the class that he would be moving up to fifth grade to continue teaching us. He had a small party and we got to go through his classroom and pick our favorite of his things to take home. He always made sure that we had fun as well and learned everything important. Both of these teachers have made me want to be like them and be able to inspire children the same way they did with me. I still admire them to this day and I always will. I hope a student I teach in the future will write something like this about me and how I inspired them. It's not necessarily that I want to be the wisest teacher but I want to be the teacher who makes an impact on every student and makes sure that no matter their differences when it comes to school, they know that they are intelligent and have a bright future ahead of them.
    Redefining Victory Scholarship
    I aspire to make a meaningful impact in the field of education, not just as a career choice, but as a lifelong commitment to shaping young minds and instilling a genuine love for learning. Success, to me, is not simply about personal achievements but about the positive influence I can have on the students I teach. This scholarship, with its valuable support, is crucial in turning my dreams into reality and contributing to the transformation of education. Upon graduating high school, I intend to pursue a bachelor's degree in Art History with a minor in Elementary Education. This foundation will be a stepping stone toward my ultimate goal of attaining a master's degree in Elementary Education. I believe that a deep understanding of art history can be an effective way to stimulate creativity and critical thinking in young minds by teaching in not completely conventional ways. By combining these paths, I aim to introduce innovative and engaging teaching methods that will inspire children to love learning like I have. Elementary school is an extremely vital phase in every person's development, laying the groundwork for not just academic growth but also social maturation. My dream is to be a memorable and influential presence in the lives of the students I teach. I aspire to be the kind of teacher who not only teaches the basic facts they need to know but also is able to provide passion for questioning and discovery. Education is not just about memorizing facts it's about nurturing curiosity and giving students the chance to pursue their dreams. One significant part of my plan involves relocating to New York. While this may seem like a difficult thing to do, attending a school in upstate New York is a critical component of my journey. However, my current financial status is a challenge for my goal. This is where the importance of the scholarship comes into play. With the financial support provided, I will be able to overcome this and attend a college in New York, such as SUNY Binghamton or SUNY Geneseo, ensuring a solid educational foundation for my future plans. The choice of New York is not just on a whim, it is a purposeful decision based on several factors. After completing my education, my goal is to move to New York City, a place that presents both challenges and opportunities. The public schools in New York City face significant challenges, and I am determined to contribute to changing the narrative. Even if I can inspire just one student, I believe it can create a ripple effect of positive change. For me, this is a journey of continuous growth and results. This scholarship is not just a financial aid opportunity, it is a chance to achieve my dreams and make a meaningful contribution to education. With the support provided, I will be able to pursue my goals for education, make a difference in the lives of students, and work towards transforming the educational landscape. This opportunity is not just about my personal success, it's about using education as a tool for change and empowerment.
    John J Costonis Scholarship
    My plans for the future revolve around pursuing a college education in New York with a major in education. This choice is driven by the idea of surrounding myself in the dynamic and culturally rich environment of New York and being able to inspire young students and fuel their love for education. However, the financial challenges I face make it necessary for me to seek scholarships to achieve this dream. This scholarship holds major importance in reaching my academic goals. Without financial assistance, attending college in New York would be a demanding challenge for me. The costs associated with tuition, living expenses, and other factors involved in education are significant, and my current financial situation does not allow me the ability to pursue higher education without some kind of support. With my current financial situation, I will have to work through the entirety of my time in college. While I am committed to putting in the effort required to fund my education, balancing work and academics can be a difficult task. This scholarship would not only help improve the financial burden but also allow me to focus more on my studies, guaranteeing deeper attention to my intended major of education. You might be wondering why I have picked New York as my dream destination for my future. I am drawn to the idea of living in New York because of the busy streets, diverse communities, and endless opportunities for cultural enrichment which have always fascinated me. I hope to engage in the energy of the city so I can include it in my teaching principles. Making an extreme change from a slightly smaller town like Villa Rica, Georgia to the big city of New York could make me struggle in the long run which is why this is the plan I am expecting myself to achieve. Winning this scholarship would not only make my dream of attending college in New York a reality but also allow me to commit myself to my academic pursuits. It would allow me to fully involve myself in the education program and ultimately contribute to my long-term goal of making a positive impact in the field of education. I am enthusiastic about the possibility of being selected for this scholarship, as it represents not just financial support but an investment in my potential to succeed and contribute to society through education. With your assistance, I am sure that I can overcome some of the financial barriers that stand between me and my educational aspirations, ensuring a brighter future for both myself and the students I aim to inspire through my work in education.
    William A. Stuart Dream Scholarship
    My plans for the future revolve around pursuing a college education in New York with a major in education. This choice is driven by the idea of surrounding myself in the dynamic and culturally rich environment of New York and being able to inspire young students and fuel their love for education. However, the financial challenges I face make it necessary for me to seek scholarships to achieve this dream. This scholarship holds major importance in reaching my academic goals. Without financial assistance, attending college in New York would be a demanding challenge for me. The costs associated with tuition, living expenses, and other factors involved in education are significant, and my current financial situation does not allow me the ability to pursue higher education without some kind of support. With my current financial situation, I will have to work through the entirety of my time in college. While I am committed to putting in the effort required to fund my education, balancing work and academics can be a difficult task. This scholarship would not only help improve the financial burden but also allow me to focus more on my studies, guaranteeing deeper attention to my intended major of education. You might be wondering why I have picked New York as my dream destination for my future. I am drawn to the idea of living in New York because of the busy streets, diverse communities, and endless opportunities for cultural enrichment which have always fascinated me. I hope to engage in the energy of the city so I can include it in my teaching principles. Making an extreme change from a slightly smaller town like Villa Rica, Georgia to the big city of New York could make me struggle in the long run which is why this is the plan I am expecting myself to achieve. Winning this scholarship would not only make my dream of attending college in New York a reality but also allow me to commit myself to my academic pursuits. It would allow me to fully involve myself in the education program and ultimately contribute to my long-term goal of making a positive impact in the field of education. I am enthusiastic about the possibility of being selected for this scholarship, as it represents not just financial support but an investment in my potential to succeed and contribute to society through education. With your assistance, I am sure that I can overcome some of the financial barriers that stand between me and my educational aspirations, ensuring a brighter future for both myself and the students I aim to inspire through my work in education.
    Bright Lights Scholarship
    My plans for the future revolve around pursuing a college education in New York with a major in education. This choice is driven by the idea of surrounding myself in the dynamic and culturally rich environment of New York and being able to inspire young students and fuel their love for education. However, the financial challenges I face make it necessary for me to seek scholarships to achieve this dream. This scholarship holds major importance in reaching my academic goals. Without financial assistance, attending college in New York would be a demanding challenge for me. The costs associated with tuition, living expenses, and other factors involved in education are significant, and my current financial situation does not allow me the ability to pursue higher education without some kind of support. With my current financial situation, I will have to work through the entirety of my time in college. While I am committed to putting in the effort required to fund my education, balancing work and academics can be a difficult task. This scholarship would not only help improve the financial burden but also allow me to focus more on my studies, guaranteeing deeper attention to my intended major of education. You might be wondering why I have picked New York as my dream destination for my future. I am drawn to the idea of living in New York because of the busy streets, diverse communities, and endless opportunities for cultural enrichment which have always fascinated me. I hope to engage in the energy of the city so I can include it in my teaching principles. Making an extreme change from a slightly smaller town like Villa Rica, Georgia to the big city of New York could make me struggle in the long run which is why this is the plan I am expecting myself to achieve. Winning this scholarship would not only make my dream of attending college in New York a reality but also allow me to commit myself to my academic pursuits. It would allow me to fully involve myself in the education program and ultimately contribute to my long-term goal of making a positive impact in the field of education by I am enthusiastic about the possibility of being selected for this scholarship, as it represents not just financial support but an investment in my potential to succeed and contribute to society through education. With your assistance, I am sure that I can overcome some of the financial barriers that stand between me and my educational aspirations, ensuring a brighter future for both myself and the students I aim to inspire through my work in education.
    Mental Health Importance Scholarship
    The consequences and importance of mental health have gained significant attention, especially among my generation. The media has played a crucial role in highlighting the struggles individuals face concerning their mental well-being. Personally, I believe that prioritizing mental health is paramount for an overall well-rounded living. However, it's often overlooked by many and simultaneously becomes an obsession for those trying to conform to societal norms. One strategy I use to manage any struggles I have involving my mental health is removing myself from social media. Social media is seen as the root of all problems when it comes to mental health and is often blamed, while I don't personally think that this is entirely true, I do believe that it does contribute a fair amount of issues for its users. In an era where online presence is correlated with connectivity, it ironically leads to disconnections in real-life relationships. When people become obsessed with how they appear or what is happening on the internet, they lose track of what is happening in the reality around them. I know from personal experience that the content that is being pumped out at massive rates online can sometimes do nothing but make someone feel bad about themselves and can cause problems that were not there to begin with. Additionally, dedicating time to myself has become a crucial part of maintaining my mental well-being. Whether it's participating in activities I enjoy, practicing mindfulness through meditation, or simply spending quiet moments in nature, this intentional and simple choice helps to cultivate a positive mental state. In some cases, the people around a person can be what is causing distress within them. Sometimes, it could be caused by simple disagreements with friends and family or a bigger issue that has deep roots in a person's mind. While these problems cannot always be resolved by sitting and thinking, it does help a great deal to focus on oneself and not think about the things at hand. Taking this time could also provide someone with the clarity to be able to help with the hardships they are experiencing. Every person is different and has different experiences as well as experiences, so there is no one-size-fits-all to "solving" mental health problems. The best thing someone can do is always depend on what kind of mindset they have about their mental health and what they are willing to do. But, it is important to remember that acknowledging mental health concerns is a crucial step toward a healthier and more fulfilling life. I strive to improve my mental health and well-being by being proactive and incorporating practices like minimizing social media exposure and prioritizing personal time.
    Teaching Like Teri Scholarship
    I've always been uncertain of what I wanted to do for my future career, but over the past year and a half, I have had a newfound enthusiasm when it comes to the idea of becoming a teacher. I specifically want to be an elementary school teacher. During elementary school, I was not a particularly gifted or special child, I did well on my school work and stayed out of trouble, but I never made a connection with many teachers. Nonetheless, I had two educators that stood out to me and I adored the idea of being able to be like them when I became an adult, even as a child. This led me to choose teaching and early education as my desired career path. My second-grade teacher, Mrs. Turner, was the first instructor to leave an impact on me. While I was always fond of my teachers, she is the first that comes to mind when I reflect on my time in elementary school. She was extremely passionate about teaching, and she made it as obvious as possible. She would often express how she was disappointed that we weren't required to learn things that she taught and still viewed as crucial in the world as an adult, an example of this being, the ability to write and read in cursive. To help, she would go out and buy special things for students to be able to learn cursive while also teaching us what was in the standard curriculum. Mrs. Turner's drive inspires me to be a teacher who doesn't only care about the things that are required but also the things that students should be learning. As I got older, I met more teachers and a notable one was my fourth and fifth-grade social studies teacher, Mr. Scaia. Mr. Scaia had a more unorthodox way of teaching, he treated his students like equals and rarely shouted at us even when we were being loud. He always made our assignments interactive and fun in some way and I can still remember the date of the Continental Congress due to him. A big memory of mine was when he announced to the class that he would be moving up to fifth grade to continue teaching us. He had a small party and we got to go through his classroom and pick our favorite little things to take home. He always made sure that we had fun as well and learned everything important. Both of these teachers have made me want to be like them and be able to inspire children the same way they did with me. I still admire them to this day and I always will hopefully, a student I teach in the future will write something like this about me and how I inspired them. It's not necessarily that I to be the wisest teacher but I want to be the teacher who makes an impact on every student and makes sure that no matter their differences or difficulties when it comes to school, they know that they are intelligent and have a bright future ahead of them.
    Anime Enthusiast Scholarship
    The world of anime is vast, offering a variety of series and movies that intrigue audiences. I've managed to watch close to fifty different series and through it all my favorite remains the first anime I ever watched, my personal favorite, the one I can watch over and over again, is "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K" stands out from other animes for its unique blend of humor, creativity, and the endearing complexity of its characters. The series follows the life of Kusuo Saiki, a high school student with psychic abilities. While the premise might sound like a typical superhero narrative, the cleverness of "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K" lies in its unconventional approach. What makes "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K" endlessly captivating for me is its outstanding comedic brilliance. The anime excels in breaking expectations, turning seemingly ordinary circumstances into hilarious situations. Saiki's deadpan humor, coupled with the absurdity of the challenges he faces, creates a comedic flow that keeps me entertained with each rewatch. Whether Saiki attempts to maintain a low profile or his interactions with a diverse cast of bizarre characters, the humor feels fresh and consistently delivers laughs. Also, the anime's episodic structure allows for diverse storytelling, ensuring that every episode brings a new comedic twist. From parodies of other genres to breaking the fourth wall, "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K" constantly surprises its audience, making it a joy to revisit. The intelligent writing and quick-witted humor contribute to its timelessness, ensuring that the jokes land just as effectively, if not more so, with each viewing. Additionally, "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K" is the only anime I am able to still enjoy in its dubbed version. The monotone of the English voice actor provides to its seemingly expressionless humor and serious tone which contrasts its bright and loud appearance delivered by the unique character designs. Despite the popularity of the dub only the first season of the show has the original English voice and the rest of the original series is only offered in the Japanese language with English subtitles. These seasons are not lacking in humor though, the Japanese sub provides the same monotone delivery as the English dub but in an extremely fast manner. Beyond the humor, "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K" delves into the human experience through its characters. Despite Saiki's extraordinary abilities, he grapples with relatable challenges and emotions, creating a bridge between the fantastical and the everyday. The characters, though exaggerated for comedic effect, possess depth and endearing qualities, making them memorable and fostering a genuine connection with the audience. In conclusion, "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K" has secured its place as my anime of choice for its unmatched humor, creative storytelling, and the enduring charm of its characters. Each rewatch unveils new nuances, and the anime continues to bring joy and laughter, solidifying its status as a timeless masterpiece in the world of anime.
    Robert F. Lawson Fund for Careers that Care
    I've always been uncertain of what I wanted to do for my future career, but over the past year and a half, I've had a newfound enthusiasm about the idea of becoming a teacher. I specifically want to become an elementary school teacher. During elementary school, I was not a particularly gifted or special child, I did well on my school work and I stayed out of trouble, but I never made a connection with many teachers. Nonetheless, two educators stood out to me, and I adored the idea of being able to be like them when I became an adult, even as a child. This drove me to choose teaching and early education as my desired career path. My second-grade teacher, Mrs. Turner, was the first teacher to leave an impact on me. While I was always fond of my teachers, she is the first teacher that comes to mind when I reflect on my time in elementary school. She was extremely passionate about teaching she made it very obvious. She would often express how she was disappointed that we weren't learning things that she learned and still viewed as crucial in the world as an adult, an example of this is the ability to read and write in cursive. To help, she would go out and buy special things for students to be able to learn cursive while also teaching us what we were required to learn. Mrs. Turner's drive inspires me to be a teacher who doesn't only care about the things that are required but also the things that students should be learning. As I got older I met more teachers and a notable one was my fourth and fifth grade teacher Mr. Scaia. Mr. Scaia had a more unorthodox way of teaching, he treated his students like equals and rarely shouted at us even when we were being loud. He always made our assignments interactive and fun in some way and I can still remember the date of the Continental Congress due to him. Both of these teachers have made me want to be like them and be able to inspire children the same way they did with me. I still admire them to this day and I always will and hopefully, a student I teach in the future is writing something like this about me and how I inspired them. As I picture my future in education, I am pushed by the desire to be a motivational, positive figure in the lives of the students I will teach. I plan to inspire my students by encouraging an engaging learning environment and forming my teaching methods to accommodate mixed learning styles. Using innovative and interactive approaches, I plan to make each lesson a captivating experience that sparks curiosity in every student. I am enthusiastic to begin the journey of shaping young minds, knowing that the legacy of inspiration passed down to me will continue to advance in the minds of the students I will teach.
    A Man Helping Women Helping Women Scholarship
    I've always been uncertain of what I wanted to do for my future career, but over the past year and a half, I've had a newfound enthusiasm about the idea of becoming a teacher. I specifically want to become an elementary school teacher. During elementary school, I was not a particularly gifted or special child, I did well on my school work and I stayed out of trouble, but I never made a connection with many teachers. Nonetheless, two educators stood out to me, and I adored the idea of being able to be like them when I became an adult, even as a child. This drove me to choose teaching and early education as my desired career path. My second-grade teacher, Mrs. Turner, was the first teacher to leave an impact on me. While I was always fond of my teachers, she is the first teacher that comes to mind when I reflect on my time in elementary school. She was extremely passionate about teaching she made it very obvious. She would often express how she was disappointed that we weren't learning things that she learned and still viewed as crucial in the world as an adult, an example of this is the ability to read and write in cursive. To help, she would go out and buy special things for students to be able to learn cursive while also teaching us what we were required to learn. Mrs. Turner's drive inspires me to be a teacher who doesn't only care about the things that are required but also the things that students should be learning. As I got older I met more teachers and a notable one was my fourth and fifth grade teacher Mr. Scaia. Mr. Scaia had a more unorthodox way of teaching, he treated his students like equals and rarely shouted at us even when we were being loud. He always made our assignments interactive and fun in some way and I can still remember the date of the Continental Congress due to him. Both of these teachers have made me want to be like them and be able to inspire children the same way they did with me. I still admire them to this day and I always will and hopefully, a student I teach in the future is writing something like this about me and how I inspired them. As I picture my future in education, I am pushed by the desire to be a motivational, positive figure in the lives of the students I will teach. I plan to inspire my students by encouraging an engaging learning environment and forming my teaching methods to accommodate mixed learning styles. Using innovative and interactive approaches, I plan to make each lesson a captivating experience that sparks curiosity in every student. I am enthusiastic to begin the journey of shaping young minds, knowing that the legacy of inspiration passed down to me will continue to advance in the minds of the students I will teach.
    Sacha Curry Warrior Scholarship
    I've always been quite uncertain about what I wanted to do for my future career, but over the past year and a half, I've had a newfound enthusiasm about the idea of becoming a teacher. I specifically want to be an elementary school teacher. During elementary school, I was not a particularly gifted or special child, I did well on my school work and I stayed out of trouble, but I never made a connection with many teachers. Nonetheless, I had two educators that stood out to me and I adored the idea of being able to be just like them when I became an adult, even as a child. This has driven me to choose teaching and early education as my desired career path. My second-grade teacher Mrs. Turner was the first teacher to leave an impact on me. While I was always fond of my teachers, she is the first teacher that comes to mind when I reflect on my time in elementary school. She was extremely passionate about teaching she made it very obvious. She would often express how she was disappointed that we weren't learning things that she learned that she still viewed as crucial in the world as an adult, an example of this is the ability to write and read in cursive. To help, she would go out and buy special things for students to be able to learn cursive while also teaching us what we were required to learn. Mrs. Turner's continuous drive inspired me to become a teacher who doesn't only care about the things that are required but also the things that students should be learning in the classroom. As I got older I met more teachers and a notable one was my fourth and fifth grade teacher Mr. Scaia. Mr. Scaia had a much more unorthodox way of teaching, he treated his students like equals and rarely shouted at us even when we were being loud. He always made our assignments interactive and fun in some way and I can still remember the date of the Continental Congress due to him. Both of these teachers have made me want to be like them and be able to inspire children the same way they did. I still admire them to this day and I always will and hopefully, a student I teach in the future is writing something like this about me.
    Selma Luna Memorial Scholarship
    I've always been uncertain of what I wanted to do for my future career, but over the past year and a half, I've had a newfound enthusiasm about the idea of becoming a teacher. I specifically want to be an elementary school teacher. During elementary school, I was not a particularly gifted or special child, I did well on my school work and I stayed out of trouble, but I never made a connection with many teachers. Nonetheless, I had two educators that stood out to me and I adored the idea of being able to be like them when I became an adult, even as a child. This has driven me to choose teaching and early education as my desired career path. My second-grade teacher Mrs. Turner was the first teacher to leave an impact on me. While I was always fond of my teachers, she is the first teacher that comes to mind when I reflect on my time in elementary school. She was extremely passionate about teaching she made it very obvious. She would often express how she was disappointed that we weren't learning things that she learned and still viewed as crucial in the world as an adult, an example of this is the ability to write and read in cursive. To help, she would go out and buy special things for students to be able to learn cursive while also teaching us what we were required to learn. Mrs. Turner's drive inspires me to be a teacher who doesn't only care about the things that are required but also the things that students should be learning. As I got older I met more teachers and a notable one was my fourth and fifth grade teacher Mr. Scaia. Mr. Scaia had a more unorthodox way of teaching, he treated his students like equals and rarely shouted at us even when we were being loud. He always made our assignments interactive and fun in some way and I can still remember the date of the Continental Congress due to him. Both of these teachers have made me want to be like them and be able to inspire children the same way they did with me. I still admire them to this day and I always will and hopefully, a student I teach in the future is writing something like this about me and how I inspired them.