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Skylar Steen

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Bio

I am a very dedicated man when it comes to school, and I won't let my financial situation stunt my ability to succeed. As of now, I am an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma student working my way up the ranks as I build my overall character through participating in many volunteering events and persevering through the difficult tasks required for IB. I plan to get my bachelor's degree in computer science so I can pursue my lifelong dream of being a computer programmer. I find the concept of computer programming so incredibly fascinating as the possibilities of what is to come seem endless. I am confident in my ability to succeed regardless of my circumstances, and I can assure you that choosing me will be a worthwhile decision

Education

North Canyon High School

High School
2020 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Computer Science
    • Computer Programming
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Computer & Network Security

    • Dream career goals:

    • Parks and Recreation aide

      City of Phoenix
      2023 – 20241 year

    Sports

    Soccer

    Intramural
    2012 – 20175 years

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Feed My Starving Children — Participant/Bagger
      2019 – 2019
    • Volunteering

      International baccalaureate — Participant/Cleaner
      2020 – Present
    • Volunteering

      International baccalaureate — Teacher Aide
      2021 – 2022

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    I Can Do Anything Scholarship
    My dream future self is a content and driven individual who embraces each moment of my life with gratitude and respect for what I have made from it, while still yearning to make more from it.
    Marian Haley Memorial Scholarship
    Education is the ability for someone to broaden their own perspective on what life has to offer. This education can come in several different forms, whether it be through being directly taught or by observing and naturally reacting to what you have observed. Life gains its meaning and value through what others understand and accept as true. In this sense, we all need to have some form of education in order to strive in the world as it is today. In my opinion, nothing tops the value you gain from learning something new, or at least broadening your understanding of something that you have already known. The desire to become educated is what allows people to explore their interests more deeply. Education is not just about being academically capable or not; it's about being able to dive into what matters most to each and every one of us. From childhood, we adopt the ways we act both emotionally and physically based on what we learn from outside resources as well as our own reactions and interpretations of life. It's the mixture of both the accidental and the purposeful education of ourselves that makes us who we are. In my academic life, for instance, I strive to educate myself on all aspects of life that are of interest to me. For now, this mainly revolves around the study of computer science and mathematics. This sector of education's focus comes from my desire to pursue a career in computer-related studies in the future. The study of mathematics complements the study of computer science as it allows me to gain knowledge that I may need to understand future concepts. I make sure to take a portion of my day full of academic study to pursue these subjects, which will assist in what is truly important to my education and future career. Though this may simply be my academic goal, I have a much more important goal that I'm striving for: creating and supporting a family of my own. I believe that there's nothing more important in life than finding that one special person and developing a new human being. The bringing of life into the world will allow me to put the knowledge I've been building my whole life into action. Before this happens, I must first develop an understanding of the importance of connecting with someone authentically. This goal will not be conquered easily, but I have the rest of my life to figure it out through trial and error. As of now, the main goal that I'm participating in daily is trying my best to make the most of life. Life is short, and it can end at any moment. It is how you relate to and show kindness to others that will leave a true mark on this world when you're gone. To be passionate about your education, you must first be passionate about making the world a better place.