The Earth Rocks

Scholarship Entrant: Aaron from Lapeer, Michigan
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.
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Geology has been a passion of mine since I was a child. Always out in the yard, playing in the dirt and picking up rocks occurred on a daily basis. As time progressed, my love for geology never faded. In fact, my love for this topic grew as I grew older. As far as we know, this is the only earth we have. There may be other worlds similar, but not within reach. If the human race continues down the path we have been taking, our time on this planet will be shortened. I want to take what I have learned about the earth: what it’s made up of, how it has changed over time, how it moves today, and how humans have affected every aspect of the globe, and spread the knowledge I have gained. Ultimately, I want to do this through academia. There is so much information about our earth’s history in the rocks and sediments that we can see how much has changed throughout time. The goal of spreading all this knowledge is so we can find alternative ways to the lifestyles we live today. Even farming causes issues in multiple ways, including pollution of rivers through tile drainage. Being able to take all of this knowledge and spread it to multiple people and have a focus on something that is far greater than we are is the ultimate goal. Only through the teamwork and motivation of today’s generation are we able to make the necessary difference.

Vote for Aaron: 1

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