“You is Kind”

Scholarship Entrant: Molly from Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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 Molly: 25

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” With the novel The Help and the subsequent movie, this line, spoken by one of the main characters, has become famous. My dream in the realm of career aspirations revolves around being a music teacher. No, it is not a fancy or well-appreciated job, but it is all I have ever wanted to do. Although, I want my future students to learn about music and hopefully increase a love for or find a love for music, that is not my sole determination with my dream. I want my students to look back 20 years after having me as a teacher and remember feeling important, smart, and appreciated. Without a doubt this is a hefty aspiration. However, I take steps towards these goals every single day. Currently, I am two years away from earning a degree in music education. Every time I stand in front of students, peers, friends and family I try to be encouraging and show that I care and believe in them. Obviously, this does not always happen. I am human. With any luck, my future students will reminisce about their school days and know that I believe in them. They can do anything they set their minds to and so can I.

Vote for Molly: 25

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