I learned to become a good role model by teaching my younger family members proper manners and guiding them in their academics so that they can do well.
My strong interest in the medical field allowed me to open up my shell in certain situations— when I became sociable to patients in the hospital as a volunteer, when I became friendly and approachable to children in my job at Kumon Math and Reading Center, and when I portrayed compassion and empathy towards my teammates in the badminton team.
Knowing that each moment on the ice represented a financial sacrifice for my family, I cherished every second I got. While painting reminds me to be adventurous and patient with my forms of self-expression. Your organization has been providing young aspiring journalists with funds to further their skills and work to uncover the untold stories in our communities that need to be reported.
There is no event that has so affected my life trajectory as much as my decision to move to the United States to pursue my education. What about your challenges and experiences makes you different?
South Florida Dance Company was my saving grace, a place where I was able to restart my experiences in dance and renew the joy I once felt in my art.
Tell us about a time when you failed at something. This made me realize that we hadn't discussed the Vietnam War in my own history class! I hope that if I can inspire the change that I want to make, I can leave a legacy that continues to influence and shape the landscape that follows me.
Monsters of doubt and disadvantage that try to keep them stuck in a cycle of poverty; thriving in a world that casts them to the side and a society that, with its current political climate, doesn't welcome them with the warmest hello. On one occasion I wrestled the person who was ranked the 9th best wrestler in the state and although I did not win there was not a single second that I was afraid to fail because I knew I gave it my all.