Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?Playing jailbreak at night in the summers with my brothers, friends and other neighborhood kids. We had three houses in a row (one of which was ours) so the "playing arena spanned those three properties and there was plenty of places to hide. We probably played 2-3 times per week during the summers.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?My twin brother. We would always be doing things together growing up (sports and other activities). There were also several times where I would be in one room humming a song and he would walk in humming the same song.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?Having a sense of morality, kindness, loyalty, intelligence, and humor.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?I was about 11-12 years old and in middle school, and we were playing capture the flag wherein a "flag" was set up on either side of the basketball court with the half-court line serving as the boundary of where you would be safe and where the other team could get you out. We would wear flag belts and pulling them off is how you got a person out. I ran to the opposite team's side and got the flag, but in my attempt to bring the flag back to my team's side for a point someone grabbed by belt, along with my shorts, and ended up ripping them right off of me leaving me standing in front of the entire gym class in my underwear.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?First, I would travel to one of the islands in the Caribbean because I have never had the experience of swimming in blue/clear ocean water. Then, I would hang a map on the wall, close my eyes, and throw a dart at the map and go wherever it landed, so long as it was safe (i.e., not a war zone or experiencing some sort of disease outbreak). Other than the Caribbean, I don't really have any specific place that I really want to see, so I like the idea of letting chance decide for me.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?First, I would love to coach them in sports growing up. I'm not entirely sure that coaching them qualifies as "passing something on to them," but it is arguably passing my knowledge of sports on to them. Aside from that, I would teach them to be kind to others, take a step back before reacting and ask yourself "does this actually impact my life?," and always keep a strong work ethic because even if the results of the work itself are not yielding what you want them to at the time, people will notice your effort and it can lead to greater possibilities.