Essay about The American Dream

1130 Words Jun 1st, 2016 null Page
The American Dream is to have a great education, well-paying job, and means to support yourself. Everyone pursues achieving this dream by going to get a postsecondary degree or more. We live in a society where it isn’t getting easier to afford living. Throughout high school, you learn of many different circumstances people come from. Unfortunately the economy has been awful upon certain families that they cannot afford the basic necessities to send their children to school. Paying thousands of dollars to afford a job where you may be living paycheck to paycheck no matter where you studied. I chose VCU due to its relativity to my home now. Living my dream means that I must see reality for what it is and try my best to reach for opportunities. It is said on average that college students have debts that will continue on from when they have their own children. In the world we live in now, we need more educated people to join the work forces and to become creative to find solutions to our problems. I am hoping to be able to be a part of that plan without the harsh conditions of debt. I am currently a senior at Mills E Godwin High School, and I plan to attend VCU in the fall. I participate in many extra-curricular activities at my school including Show-Choir and Step team. I am also a member of the National Honor Society, BETA, I attend regular Girl Scout meetings and work 30 hours a week as a cashier, all while maintaining a 3.7 GPA. I have always felt most comfortable in a…

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