Reality To Be…

Scholarship Entrant: Stacey from Chickasaw, Alabama
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 Stacey: 66

I always knew from a young age how important education was and I always took it seriously. My mother did not have the chance to go to college until I was much older; being a single parent. My father was just a figment of my imagination and someone I wished existed but never did. My mother worked at the local waffle house just to provide for the two of us. My mother always encouraged me to do my best in school, and I always tried to live up to her expectations of me. I always dreamed of designing houses and then decorating the inside. My aunt was the one who said I should pursue architecture and I just knew she was right. Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. In relation to buildings, architecture has to do with planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambiance to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of materials and technology, and of light and shadow. I’ve always wanted to impact the world in some shape or form. What better way than giving people what they want and making their vision come to reality. I am responsible for the design itself and get to see the reaction of one which my work has caused.

Vote for Stacey: 66

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