College Admissions Essay: World Studies

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World Studies is one of my favorite subjects. I enjoy learning about how we got where we are now, personally, in the US, and globally. In history, I am intrigued, self-motivated, and a leader. My love for history is what causes me to be interested in the subject. I listen attentively and participate in class. In sixth grade, I did an Egypt Project. Because my dad sells furniture, he passed his interest on to me, and I focused on Egyptian furniture. The combination of the two categories caused me to do a lot of research on the subject, enough that my presentation was cut short. Also, for my seventh grade IDRP, or Interdisciplinary Research Project, I focused on the Lavender Scare, in which suspected homosexuals were removed from their jobs in the Federal Government. I learned a lot during those six months about Roy Cohn, Joseph McCarthy, and many others. This interest in the people I learned about caused me to see the play Angels In America in early October, which is about the AIDS epidemic and Roy Cohn. My curiosity in the Lavender Scare carried on past the due date of the project. Throughout all of my classes, I am self-motivated, rather than relying on others. In fact, in World …show more content…
I have taken a lot of leadership roles such as helping out at summer camps, in my 4-H club, in NJHS, and in karate. This quality carries over into my school life. Often, I become the leader in group projects, specifically in World Studies. In sixth grade, the Humanities Program did a Greek City State Olympics, and my group represented Rhodes. For this project, we had to design an event as well as create prizes for the winners. I took leadership for the prizes, creating wreaths. Similarly, in seventh grade, we did plays based on African folktales. My group of four was given the folktale “The Foolishness of the Ostrich.” When no one else was willing to play the ostrich, I took leadership and played the

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