Changing the World of Just One Person Matters

Scholarship Entrant: Kristina from Delaware, Ohio
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 Kristina: 1

There is nothing I love more than words. Words, reading, writing, literature, imagination. It’s entrancing. I grew up admiring authors the way most kids admired football stars. Now that I’m enrolled as an English major at Ohio Wesleyan University, I am working my way into the world of publishing. Specifically, I plan to pursue a career as a book editor. Reading encourages creativity, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills in children, and I want nothing more than to share the valuable tool of reading to young minds in the same way great literature was shared with me as a child. Navigating adolescence is difficult enough, but advanced literacy and the thrill of reading make the world seem smaller, like everything is attainable, and that obstacles are temporary. Latching onto like-minded characters in books, especially in childhood, builds esteem and integrity, and I want nothing more than to be the person helping to provide the books that offer those ideals to young people. While putting one book in the hands of one child might not change the world, it will change the world of that one child. And the more that happens, the brighter our global future will be. Each person matters, and changing the world of even one person means the world to them.

Vote for Kristina: 1

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