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Donna Moneda Colantro
English IV- p5
October 22, 2012
Rough Draft: UC Prompt

The support and care that I have received as I grew up in this world has led me to become the person that I am today. I was born in a small town in Philippines, where life can be hard, a place that I considered my training ground for facing my obstacles. But in my surroundings I would see faces with attitude of success and I had a strong determination for life. I’m a person whose curiosity had led me to seek become a more educated and knowledgeable person. In 17 years of life, I come to realize why my parent pushes me to work hard in school. I came from a family that is supportive and strict most of the time. Achieving goals in life and doing the best I can in school are one of the keys things that my parents and my family tells me are extremely important. My parents have always encouraged me to get the best possible grades in order to be accepted at the best Universities in California, and to strive to succeed no matter what the challenge. Their encouragement made me stronger as a person. It made me believe in myself that I am capable of reaching my dreams in life. My family has shaped my dreams and aspirations in life; they support and inspire me to do well in school. But it all pays off to the point where I can have a great career and a successful future.
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