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Scholarship Entrant: Simfoni from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
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 Simfoni: 2033

Right now, as you’re reading this essay, there is a child sitting in a classroom somewhere in the world completely unaware that there are almost 200 other countries waiting to be explored by him or her. Why? Simply because stepping out of your comfort zone is something that cannot be taught in a classroom. If I could earn a living doing what I love most, I would travel the world teaching languages to elementary students.

I would like to create a world with inspired minds, rather than just filled heads. It is my duty to pass down my passion for languages and cultures to young and curious minds. They need to be inspired to travel and explore the world around them at early ages. Only then will they understand that the world is theirs, and in order to excel, they must leave no stone unturned.

In order to make this dream a reality, I intend to “practice what I preach” by traveling to somewhere new at least once a year. This way I can establish international relationships and network with teachers in as many countries as possible. After all, I can’t possibly change the world all by myself! However, I do intend to first earn two bachelor’s degrees from The Lincoln University in Early Childhood Education and Spanish. One day, I hope to embody one of my favorite quotes: “If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet.”

Vote for Simfoni: 2033

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