American Reflection

Scholarship Entrant: Kelcey from Carson, California
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 Kelcey: 1

Kelcey Knights
September 1, 2014
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American Reflection

If I had the opportunity to earn a living doing what I love, I would be National Photographer. I would travel the United States and photograph both Urban Communities and destitute neighborhoods. I would pair my love for photography and passion in psychology to display the everyday struggle many American people endure. My goal is to bring attention to greatly ignored problems whether it is social, economic, or political.
I would become a Nation Photographer rather than a World Photographer because I believe there should be a focus on a smaller scale. I also believe America is portrayed as a great nation filled with endless opportunities, which is true however, many of the people benefiting from the opportunities are more fortunate than those who live in these poor communities.
My goal in becoming a National Photographer will change the world because it will bring light and display America in a different manner. America will not be seen as the country with endless opportunities for all, it will be depicted as a working progress because of the great percentage of less fortunate people we have living in our country. My intentions of gaining both respect and knowledge about my career will be through community outreach. I aspire to display my work and discuss the ongoing problems within the communities I visit. The overall outcome I wish to receive is to create change, opportunities, and happiness within these neighborhoods. I would like to get legislation and representation for the general public so their voices are heard and their grievances are met.
The steps I will take to my this dream become a reality is through education. I will become knowledgeable on the subject matter first and foremost. I will learn about each community, the neighborhood’s problems, and form ways to resolve the ongoing problems. I intended on continuing my education at Loyola Marymount University and participated community work whether it is volunteer work or jump starting my career.
In short, I am very grateful to be offered the opportunity to aid my community in any way I can. I know and believe I am very fortunate to be awarded the opportunity of a great education. I will not stop working to get less fortunate communities the same opportunities other communities are offered. I believe if I achieve my goal of American Reflection I will be able to change the world.

Vote for Kelcey: 1

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