Tell us about who you are.
How would your family, friends, and/or members of your community describe you? If possible, please include something about yourself that you are most proud of and why. (maximum 250 words)
One word that I believe describes myself is adaptable. I moved from my home country Belize to Moscow, Idaho when I was 12 years old to pursue a better education. I left my parents and family and went to live with my elder brother. I was excited at the prospect of moving to another country, and while it was hard at first, I eagerly adapted to and welcomed my new environment.
One of the major challenges I faced was the gap in math knowledge. In Belize, I had never taken any Pre-Algebra or Algebra courses. So when I transferred to my new school in the middle of eight grade, I was quickly overwhelmed by the new, alien information. I am a person who strives to ace every class I take and, therefore, I was extremely frustrated at myself for not being able to keep up with the rest of the class. However, I kept pushing. I requested help at home and sought help from my teacher constantly; I wanted to get better. In the end my hard-work paid off. Despite my original struggles, I proceeded to receive A's in all my following math classes. In spite of my initial shortcomings, I was able to overcome and adapt to the point where I now enjoy the challenges that math brings.Thanks for helping!