The Oyster

Scholarship Entrant: Ruth Anne from Mill Creek, WA
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 Ruth Anne: 70

The United States education system is putting a bad mark on our country. Lessons aren’t “taught,” information is thrown at kids, forcing them to memorize what will be on the next test. Standardized testing teaches students that there is only one way to be smart and not meeting state standards proves stupidity and worthlessness. I believe differently, every student is unique in his or her own way, their learning style may be different, their talents may not be math or English and teachers should be helping them realize that this diversity is okay.
My passion is the future of students, my dream is to become a teacher and later a school administrator. I strive to be one of few who can change a child’s life by saying “average” does not define you, “below standard” has nothing to do with the kind of person you are.
I plan to further my education at Western Washington University, the college is ranked as one of the top schools for education majors. I will be double majoring in secondary education and political science with a minor in psychology, and in case that isn’t enough I also plan to get my Master’s degree in administration. The world is my oyster and it can be for every student that has the privilege to go through school as well. Let’s work together as a community to not corrupt that opportunity, I certainly will not.

Vote for Ruth Anne: 70

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