Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?My most memorable and enjoyable childhood experience is playing sports. In high school, and before, I played football and rugby. I mostly enjoyed the team environment, common purpose, and athletic exertion, as well as the ability to focus solely on the game.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I identify most with my father and brother. My father was influential in my life because he imbued my work ethic and drive in my character. I identify and empathize with my brother because we’ve taken similar life paths and we always come back to each other, our relationship, and strengthen each other’s resolve through common purpose.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?I admire self sufficiency, adaptability, empathy, and a team oriented character most in individuals.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?In high school I played football with an older student who ended up going to the same college as me. There he played football and I wasn’t good enough to play there, but I attended anyway. In high school, after he graduated I found a football workout shirt in our locker room that I liked and started wearing. I’ve kept the shirt throughout my life and wear it often. Once I wore it to an event myself and the older acquaintance attended. As it turns out it was his shirt, you had to be there.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?If, and when I can, I’d like to travel to New Zealand. I would enjoy New Zealand for its outdoor landscapes and action adventure recreation.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?When I have children I’d like to pass on to them my drive, compassion, and work ethic.