Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?The first time my father took me hunting with him. I grew up watching him go out and then eating the stuff he was able to get. I was so exciting to finally be old enough to go with him. We got up super early; it was still pitch black out. Walked into the woods, he set up decoys and called a bird in. It was the first one I ever got. I still love hunting today and it's a hobby that still brings my family together.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?My brother, who is also my best friend. Because we have had a lifetime of shared experiences growing up together and know we can always count on each other if we need help.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?Respectful, responsible, trustworthy, hard-working, honest and confident.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?When I was on a family trip to Branson, MO, I got picked to chase chickens across a line with my sister. We were competing against another pair that represented the North side at a show called the Dixie Stampede. We were able to get ours across first.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I would travel across Europe. I want to experience the different cultures, as well as see where my family came from originally. I would like to try the authentic foods and see the old structures and architecture that the countries of Europe have to offer.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I would like to pass on to them a mutual respect for all individuals, as well as a strong work ethic. I want to pass on the ability to take time and think and use rational sense in their daily lives.