Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?My most memorable childhood experience would have to be when I was 6 and went hiking with my grandpa. We hiked along the coast looking for interesting rocks and other things that had washed up. It was a really calm day with slight rain, some fog over the lake, and waves crashing onto the beach.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I identify with my younger sister the most. We both are stubborn people who know what we want in the world around us. We stick to our senses and live our lives to the fullest.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?Some traits I admire are respect, wisdom, and curiosity. Respect is essential in day-to-day interaction and shows tact with someone's behavior. Wisdom shows someone's ability to learn from their experiences. Curiosity shows drive to learn and put in effort towards gaining understanding.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?When I was on vacation with my family, we stayed at a condo in Sedona. One night I snuck onto the roof to look at the stars and my father quickly came out and told me to come down. In my attempt to be quiet, I apparently sounded "like a heard of elephants walking through NYC rush hour" and woke up several other people. In hindsight it was a hilarious interaction and still makes my dad and I laugh.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I would travel to the mountains with the nicest fresh snow there is. Skiing has always been my favorite hobby and being from the mid-west conditions are always subpar. Being able to ski wherever its nicest would be a dream.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I would like to pass on my sense of curiosity and wit onto them. It takes a quick thinker to be able to ask important questions, and an even quicker one to show their wit. Both of these traits are two of my favorite things about myself.