The Future

Scholarship Entrant: Donna from Fort Washington, MD
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 Donna: 1

My life goals are to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and become a Secondary Schools Teacher. This will allow me to have an impact on my students and community, creating an environment for lifetime learning. Music Education is important to have in schools because it exposes children to the arts. It gives them the opportunity to break away from the regular classroom subjects and do something different and expressive. Being in a different environment will allow a better understanding of students. Understanding the development of the children in order to properly educate them is essential. Their cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development all play a huge part in who and they are. It is important to know these things to be effective. Music also relates to other subjects such as science, architecture, and engineering. Additionally, studies have shown children who take music courses score higher in math and reading on standardized tests.
The impact on society will be a positive one. Students will have a creative outlet to break away from current realities and go to a place where they can be free, happy, smile with joy and not worry about what’s to come. Society will be better as a whole. We will have freedom of expression and there will be more love in the world and room for growth and forward progress. With music in schools, children will have an outlet and will better develop their core subjects on a cognitive level, enhancing the overall educational experience.

Vote for Donna: 1

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