To support the family, he tended neighboring farms; work became the top priority.Nevertheless, my father could not contain his zeal for knowledge.
While my peers won academic awards, I watched from the sidelines.
The true leader within me awoke one night while babysitting.
Being elected president has strengthened my ability to be a leader.
I have urged students that anyone can go from failing to principal's list as I did.
I overcame my early struggles, going from a remedial to principal AP calculus student.
I learned to continue a problem until I solved it, no matter how difficult. My readings, such as Ayn Rand's Fountainhead, caused me to think ambiguously.
Seeing student reports from D's to B's makes me feel accomplished as a leader.
I have been a leader in people's lives just as my father was in mine.
My guidance counselor was shocked that I went from barely passing to principal's list.
Nevertheless, rather than work for good grades, I worked to fuel my passion for learning.