Essay on My Experience At High School

960 Words May 14th, 2016 4 Pages
I was born and raised in Rochester NY till I was seven years old. In Florida I attended elementary school through high school. Once I finished high school I started and finished my Associates Degree at Eastern Florida State College. My parents were born and raised in Jamaica, but they have resided here in the United States for over 30 years . As a young child growing up academics as well as my schooling was, and still is a big part of my life. In Jamaican culture school and academics are taken very seriously, my mother and father always made a big deal over education and encouraged me to do well in my studies. When in high school I did very well and achieved high marks in my courses as well as recognition for my outstanding achievements. Throughout high school, my thoughts of continuing my education at a higher institute of learning (university) never slipped my mind. I personally feel as if my Jamaican background and household environment helped shape me into the driven and ambitious adult I am today, without making compromise my personal values. Growing up in a demanding household did not only challenge me mentally, but also challenged me academically. The most accurate qualities and characteristics describing myself that would allow me to contribute to my career would be committed, ambitious, amiable and diligent. I’m committed in the sense that I am wholeheartedly dedicated to whatever task or goal I set my mind to. If I see that I’m being steered off the path to my goal…

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