Young America

Scholarship Entrant: Norma from Edinburg, TX
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 Norma: 2

I grew up in a troubled home, with a drunk father and a mother who would rather look the other way than stand up for her children. I am the oldest of 4 siblings. And although I would never like to revisit the gruesome experience my childhood was; I can attribute such to who I am today.I was a very troubled teenager. Married by 15, it appeared to be my only way out. At least I could care for myself. The fact that I left at such young age made me mature pretty quickly.
I feel I often hit bumps along the road and rarely sought out the help nor guidance. And so the years flew by me, I had my first child at the age of 19 to a drug addict husband who would make my life a living hell to say the least.
Nonetheless, if I could earn a living doing what I love, I would open up a free clinic; which I would set out to help young troubled youth. As society is very quick to judge without often taking into consideration what these young souls have been through.
As the saying goes,”…you can’t judge a book by its cover…” (-unknown).
I truly feel if I had the ability to do so, I could change a lot. After all children are the future of this country, if we could fix them at their peak stage in development, perhaps we would have a better world!

Vote for Norma: 2

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