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My goal is to be a successful Music producer.
My sophomore year of high school, I became my school's DJ, which inspired me to pursue music in my future. My interest in music began at age 9, when I learned to play the piano. I later learned to play guitar, cello, and percussion. I hope to use my skills as a musician to advance in career in music production and use that music to inspire others.

Joffrey H.

from Wichita, Kansas

studying Fine Arts / Design

at Tri-City Prep

My Goal is to complete my two years of collage.
I want to be able to live a good life, I feel as through school it will better my life in the long run. I hope to have a job I like in the future and hopefully a family, seeing school as a stepping stone to achieve these goals. So my over all goal is to complete my first to years of collage to make a good life for myself and others.

Kaylee F.

from Peculiar, Missouri

studying Graduate Studies

at Missouri State University-West Plains

I Will help our youth achieve a better tomorrow
As an elementary/special education major I aspire to teach the youth, our future, to continue to love unabashedly and to give to others. I want to show them how simple it is to go through life with an open heart and an open mind. The wisdom of a child often goes unnoticed and I want them to know they can make a difference.

Alexandra D.

studying Education

at Salve Regina University

i want to motivate people to do their best
I personally have found myself in some low places in my life where I've had no motivation to excel while knowing I have potential to do great things. I want to be successful in my academics and career so I can one day motivate others to reach their full potential and to positively influence the people around me to do their best.

Gwen G.

studying Business

I want to show and teach art to kids for free
There are so many different paths you can take with an art and design degree and people don't realize that. Art classes are expensive and I want to provide different classes that allow people to truly find what they enjoy through art. I believe more people would get in to art if they had a starting point, so why not free art classes?

Quincy H.

from Nashville, Tennessee

studying Fine Arts / Design

at Volunteer State Community College

I want to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
Both of my grandfathers suffered from Parkinson's disease. I was forced to watch as they lost the ability to walk and hold their grandkids. This disease destroyed my family, and I can not stand back and let it destroy more. Parkinson's slowly takes away its victims body, and they're forced to endure it. No one deserves to feel this helpless.

Heather E B.

from Westminster, Maryland

studying Medical

at University of Maryland

Become the best academic advisor For students
My academic advisors in college weren't of much help to me. In fact, I was told by my college academic advisors numerous times dropping out was sometimes a good solution for people like me who have two jobs to help pay for college. I want to be a better advisor than that. I don't want to give someone a way out of education. I want to keep them in.

Mikaela A.

from Gilroy, California

studying Education

at San Jose State University

I want to create an evolution in medicine
No one in my family has went to college, I strive to make a difference in this world by making medical advances and eventually finding a cure for sicknesses that devastate families every single day.

Ashley F.

from Coffeyville, Kansas

studying Medical

at Pittsburg State University

Stop the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef.
I am a marine biology major, and my dream is to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef and explore. I believe there will be enough time for me to achieve my dream, but there are many children younger than me who might not get this opportunity. I want to change that because I would want someone to do that for me if the roles were reversed.

Cosette S.

studying Arts and Sciences

at Roger Williams University

To Teach Music
I first learned music in 6th grade and continued throughout middle and high school. Music helped me so much in school. I excelled in each subject and felt mire confident in my work. I was able to work with people on small projects and i want to pass it on to students so that they get to have that experience and enjoy thier school years.

Zenaida A.

from Arrey, New Mexico

studying Arts and Sciences

at Valencia High School

Help people in Africa and India
I love fashion and helping people all over the world. So I thought of a way to combine both loves together. I decided to create a clothing brand inspired by both cultures but make it for today. So I will sell the clothing and all the profits will go to people in Africa and India to help with food,water,shelter etc.

Linda S.

from San Antonio, Texas

studying Fine Arts / Design

at San Antonio College

Get the pay educators deserve!
I have had a passion for teaching since i was 6. It has always blown my mind at the lack of respect for the teaching profession. I have always thought, no one would be where they are today if someone did not TEACH them how to do it.Why is it we pay professional athletes and movie stars all this money,but not those who TAUGHT them how to get there?

Brittany S.

from Columbia, Maryland

at Towson University