Ashanti photo


"I will try again, even if I shall fail or fall. I will continue on and on, again and again because I refuse to be left in a position where I'm not happy. I refuse to not have everything I long for."

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Damien photo


“He is admired by many and is a prime example of what it means to be hardworking and determined.”

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David photo


Now, “driven by the relentless curiosity to understand the universe,” he says he wants to become an astrophysicist.

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“Music is a beautiful thing that can change a person's life,” Deron says, “and I am honored that it has changed mine.”   

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“I am studying to become a secondary English teacher,” he says, “because I want to be a teacher that makes students feel listened to. I want students to be able to talk to me.” 

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"When I was a child, I was like any curious child who loved to explore anything and everything. As I grew older, the flame of my curiosity did not stop, but rather became stronger and brighter."

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"A compassionate, intelligent and strong-willed individual with a clear sense of direction and purpose.”

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Jayleen is looking forward to applying her hard work to the field of forensic psychology.


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Jennifer has achieved “great success in both work and play. Her maturity, motivation, and curiosity will ensure that she gets the most out of her college experience.”

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To know Jodie “is to know that she is going to change the world. This incredibly empathetic, intelligent and motivated young person has accomplished everything she set her mind to.”

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“He is an incredibly ambitious and reliable student who prioritizes his education.”

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Juan plans to major in finance, with an eye toward helping “minority groups of all ethnicities throughout the U.S.” break the cycle of generational poverty.

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A “gifted intellectual” and a “deep and philosophical thinker with a profound curiosity about the world and its complexities.”

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If asked to sum up her key to success, Leonora no doubt would include this word: books. “I am really passionate about the magical world of books; reading is like a special adventure for me.” 

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"The cool thing about creating music is that it not only helps me express myself but allows me to help others."

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Mason photo


"Stoicism has changed my life for the better, as it made me emotionally intelligent, and made me understand the true value of having self-control in your life.”

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Robert photo


Robert has a way of making people “feel comfortable and heard". 

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Stephanie photo


“Art is a way to capture a moment, an idea, a feeling—everything—for as long as possible. My future is still being painted, drawn, inked out with every step I take.” 

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Tamara photo


“My life is like a makeup routine,” Tamara wrote, “five simple steps that are complicated and imperfect but have helped me overcome my biggest life obstacle.”

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Toran is described as a leader. A “thoughtful, empathetic individual who consistently demonstrates a strong work ethic and a genuine concern for the wellbeing of his peers.” 

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