The Road Less Traveled.

Scholarship Entrant: Shenell from Brooklyn, New York
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 Shenell: 126

After attending a public high school in New York City it wasn’t a complete shock to find many talented students roaming the hallways. During my senior year it seemed like most of our aspiring rappers were trying to get their crafts together. I’ve watched my fellow friends juggle schoolwork and extracurricular activities while trying to find time to perfect their rhymes. When my classes would be over, I would talk to my friends about how they were progressing in their music. I greatly enjoyed asking them questions and hearing their responses and how passionate they are about what they want and seeing how much they just wanted things to work.

My constant questioning and enthusiasm to hear their stories made me realize how much I loved hearing them and how I would like to be a journalist. When being a journalist not only do you get the chance to promote talented acts to a wider audience, you also get to share their stories with the rest of the world and paint them in a light that their fans have never seen them in before. I’m hoping that after I graduate from Buffalo State, I would be able to not only share the stories of current artists but also aspiring ones and share their stories with the rest of the world, hoping that one day a child somewhere in the world would read one of my articles and be inspired to follow their passion no matter what the obstacles are.

Vote for Shenell: 126

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