Making A Difference

Scholarship Entrant: Tiffany from Conway, Ar
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Tiffany: 14

If I could earn a living doing what I love most, it would have to be speech pathology which is what I am going to school to get my degree in. I chose this career because it is something I am passionate about. I want to graduate from the University of Central Arkansas with a master’s degree in speech pathology. After graduation I want to work at the UAMS Medical center in Little Rock, Arkansas in the NICU department. My goal is to make a difference in children’s lives, especially at a young age, when language is most important. My inspiration is my nephew. He was born April 24, 2012 at the UAMS Medical Center, two months premature. Although he had no speech communication or hearing impairments, seeing the speech pathologist come in and check everything out was amazing to see. She walked us through everything she was doing, which was a good learning experience for me as well. I think being able to run tests at such a young age is so important because if there is a hearing or speech issue you can get the tools the child needs sooner, therefore they have a better chance of having normal communication when they are growing up. I went to a speech therapist as a kid, and my therapist Debra Hammond, completely changed my life. I now talk normal and am able to share this experience with many young children. I want to give back what was given to me.

Vote for Tiffany: 14

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