Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?My most memorable childhood experience would be all the time I spent helping my father in his garage when I was a child. He restored vintage cars and it always gave me a sense of pride and accomplishment. Even through the little amount of help I could provide at my age.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I most closely identify with my mother because of her strong work ethic and determination. I try to apply those same values to everything I do in my life.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?Above everything else, I admire honesty in an individual. I also admire people who work hard to make it through tough situations. Everyone is faced with adversity eventually, but how the person handles it can say a great deal about their character.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?I come from an area with relatively mild winter weather. When I was maybe seven years old we had a particularly bad winter storm with lots of ice. I was out of school and my mother had me tag along to the grocery store. I opened the car door (facing downhill in the parking lot) and proceeded to slip and slide for about thirty feet downhill. I remember the rush, and the look of my mother laughing so hard. Looking back I always just find it funny how I was so happy to be sliding down a parking lot.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I would travel to Australia or New Zealand. Both are beautiful countries with tons of nature to explore. Also, as an avid rugby player, I would love to experience the sport in an area where it is such a big part of the culture.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?The willpower and determination my mother instilled in me. This has pushed me to be better and better in everything I do in life, and it is something I would want for them as well.