Why is college education important to me.
As a child growing up, my mother always expressed her passive encouragement for my sibling’s and me to take full control of our educational journey and grasp all that we were taught. She ensured us that every part of that experience will play its part in our life as we matured into professional individuals. In today’s society having a college education has proven to be a vital key needed for success among our generation. As individuals we are all from different medium of life and cultural backgrounds; however the importance of education is an attribute that we all seem to have in common. As stated by Manali Oaks in November, 24 2011 article; “When I started thinking about why education is so important, I remembered my school years, the grounding years of anyone's education.”
I am of an international background and was awarded a scholarship to continue my athletic career in the United States, at first I was all caught up in sports and did not pay much attention to my academic portion of my studies. I had the excuses- we had a rough training session today, I can do it tomorrow, my schedule doesn’t allow much for studying, and any other ones you could think of. I had no balance between the two and obviously my choice was athletics because, it got my undivided attention. I performed in academics just enough to stay on the track team. As Mark Lee mentioned in his article dated October 7th, 2008 “Education not only trains human minds, it also assists us to make the right decision. One can say that education essentially rationalize us.” This hits close to home for me, I lost my athletic scholar due to a hamstring injury at one of the most important track meet of my career and loss my scholarship. With my current GPA I was not allowed to continue my education unless I paid for it myself, and had to drop out of school. I felt like a failure and being the oldest of three children’s also not a good role model for my family. I...
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