Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?When I was nine my football team (which my dad coached) made the city championship. I scored the game winning touchdown and went out to celebrate with my family afterwards. This was the moment I remember that really sparked my love and interest in sports.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?My father, he has been there for me through all of my ups and downs in life. We have very similar values and understand the meaning of hard work.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?Integrity, humbleness, and loyalty are the character traits I admire most.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?My first time skiing was on an 8th grade field trip. With minimal skills I decided to try the biggest hill at the end of the day. Towards the bottom of the hill I realized I couldn't stop and ended up going through the chalet's glass door. After realizing I was ok, all of my classmates thought it was the funniest thing. I was more embarrassed at first but then thought it was very funny imagining me nonchalantly skiing through a door.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?Sicily, because it is where my Italian ancestors are originally from and I would enjoy seeing some of my heritage.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?The value of family and what it means to be a part of one is the knowledge I would pass on. I have been raised with a large emphasis placed on putting family first and not forgetting where I come from. I hope to instill that in my kids one day. Also, the value of hard work and perseverance to attain the goals set out in their lives would be another emphasis I pass on.