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Scholarship Entrant: Zachary from Lee’s Summit, Missouri
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 Zachary: 1

Local Government, it’s certainly not the most-extravagant goal anyone has ever set for themselves, but I believe I can and will change at least my hometown by involving myself in local government. Many people would want to be a president or even hold a seat in the United States Congress and consider that their political goal for life, but those positions are so large that the people involved often miss out on what most important of a bureaucrat; and that is their service to their constituents.
In a small town, politicians often come to know many of their voters and people they represent. If I’m was elected into a position I would want to meet as many of the people I represent so I can learn exactly how they would want me to vote and find out their personal reasons why.
To me making a difference in the place where you grow up, is far more important than money or fame because at the end of the day true success is measured by your happiness and the happiness of the people that your life and decisions affect. As a local policy maker you affect people you know more closely than if you donate to a charity halfway across the world. I’m not discounting other forms of help or change, but if everyone did something for their own community, then everyone’s life would be at least a little better.

Vote for Zachary: 1

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