Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?I'm not sure if this counts because it is technically multiple experiences, but I would say it's the countless sleepovers I've had with my group of friends that I'm still friends with to this day. Those sleepovers were the foundation for our current friendship and those memories will never die. We still reference a lot of those times to this day, and I often still think fondly about them.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I identify most with my mom. I love my dad and my brother, but I certainly have the closest relationship with my mom. We used to have a strained relationship when I was in high school and somewhat after. Once I really started living on my own and recognized all that she sacrificed and continues to sacrifice for me, I've grown to appreciate her and confide in her.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?I admire someone who is truly caring. I'm often turned off by people who are cold or try to seem cool. When someone is more interested in understanding others rather than projecting their image I know I'm going to like them.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?It was not funny in the moment but looking back on it I can't help but laugh. When I was in high school, my friends and I got chased around for 30 minutes by some kids who were trying to egg us. It was in the middle of the night in a super-rich neighborhood. The entire time these kids could not hit us. In the end we stopped even trying to run and just let them try to chase us but they still could not make contact with their eggs.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I think I would travel back home. I know it may seem boring but especially with the pandemic I haven't been able to visit home in a long time and it's made me appreciate where I come from. Not to mention the area is insanely expensive so I would need some disposable income to be able to live there.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I would like the pass on a proper knowledge of the world we live in. I feel that we are exposed to a lot of propaganda as we grow up that is hard to cut through and that the American education system fails to teach so many important things. I would want my children to know that there can be a brighter future for this country beyond what we already have.