The Stars Revealed My Destiny

Scholarship Entrant: Hannah from Oregon City, Oregon
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 Hannah: 22

As an assistant to my choir teacher in school, I offered my experience from four years in the choir program and four years of private lessons to help the students with their auditions for concert choir. One student came to me asking me to help her with her audition. As we sat in the practice room and I helped her with the notes, I noticed that there was something missing. The difficult jumps were almost robotic as she struggled to keep them in tune. I then understood that the meaning behind the melody and poetry about a gorgeous starry night were being lost in her attempt at perfection. I was able to explain to her what I thought about. My family goes to “star parties” where people come together to look at the stars. The magic behind these nights were not only in the brilliance of the skies but the ability it had to bring total strangers, and my family, closer together. As I finished and asked her to sing the piece one last time, her eyes lit up like the stars she sang about and her voice rang like never before. This is what my dream job would be! If I could build the confidence and skill of another young singer like I did for my friend or my teacher did for me, I may not be able to change the entire world but I might be able to change theirs.

Vote for Hannah: 22

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