Persistence, Effort, and Passion

Scholarship Entrant: Madison from West Chester, OH
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 Madison: 35

Ever since the age of about six, my soul has been fueled by the act of singing. Some of my first memories include me singing with the spirit of a songbird, before my understanding of musical notation and perfecting pitch were even on my radar. I love to sing. I love the seamless, smooth sound that escapes my vocal chords that can be molded and shaped into different volumes, sounds and expressions. What’s almost just as amazing as singing is being able to experience and full-heartedly listen to someone else sing. Watching performances is one of my most prized treasures; they bring me so much joy and ecstasy, mostly because I’m familiar with the thrill of performing myself.
If my career could include any chance of me being able to perform for others, to show them the inner workings of my mind, to express my spirituality and share with them the joy and musical pleasure of endless, tireless hours of perfecting and modifying my sound, I believe that I could change the world. I’ve never met anyone in my entire 18 years of living that doesn’t appreciate good music – good meaning that there was clearly a decent amount of time and effort put into its production. I really believe that any audience I encounter will greatly appreciate the energy put into my work.
The steps to achieve any goal boil down to three things: persistence, effort, and passion. These three ideas can change the world, and they will forever be the key to my achievements.

Vote for Madison: 35

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