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2010 Graduates – Personal Statements

March 29, 2010

And the flames burnt into my face… I cannot remember whether my mother was burning or not, but I do remember that I was crying. Through the water in my eyes, I watched as the fire from my father nearly destroyed my mother. Soon after that, my mother and father separated. I was in my […]

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2010 Graduates – Personal Statements

March 22, 2010

“Why me?” I always had this question in mind. When I was two years old my mother left my younger brother and me in the hands of my father. From that time on, I have never seen or heard from her. I had lost the most precious thing in life – Love. My father remarried […]

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2010 Graduates – Personal Statements

March 15, 2010

I paused and bent low to clutch my knees. My breath came in rapid gasps. My body could not take it any longer, but I wanted to win this match. This was it, and there were no shortcuts. Surrounding me, the overwhelming cheers from the audience deafened my ears. The team only needed to score […]

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2010 Graduates – Personal Statements

March 8, 2010

I killed my father before he died.  I could never claim as a father a man of no scruples who was a thief, a coward, an army runaway, an abusive alcoholic, and a man with two wives. So, when asked to describe my father in front of my second grade class, I would spin fantastical stories […]

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