The Page Master

Scholarship Entrant: Shailen from Dallas, Tx
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 Shailen: 8

When I was a kid I would always hear the words “readers are leaders” and I would always think to myself how do the two link? What knowledge does a book hold that I need to know? I thought books were full of historical facts written by biased victors, boring tales of ye olden days. I was ignorant to the creative power they held. It wasn’t until the fifth grade that my love for books would begin to unfurl like the flames from the sun rising to a new day. If I could earn a living doing what I love most, I’d be an author who owns a publication company.
My first step is to graduate with my Bachelor’s degree in English then move to a place with a publication company similar to Simon & Schuster or Harper Collins. Then, maybe five years later, I’d open my own publication company here in Texas. I want people of all ages to see that reading can open doors to other worlds and foster a creativity that can be vital to one’s self worth. Books made me feel like ordinary could be extraordinary. The first book I found myself enamored by was I am Morgan le Fay by Nancy Springer. I’ve been changed ever since and I know that can happen to anyone. Through writing, I want open the world to the beauty of dreaming and looking at reality in a different light, that it’s okay to be the odd one out.

Vote for Shailen: 8

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