August 23rd, 2010 ·
- 2010 Katie Harrick/BHSDG High Hopes Scholarship recipient
- University of California, Davis
I realized that all people encounter problems on their way to success. It occurred to me that I am not the only one that has to work hard to get what they want—there are millions of other kids who struggle. Some of these kids succeed while others fail. I didn’t want to be one of the kids that failed. From that day on, it was not unusual for me to stay up all night doing my homework and studying for tests. I branched out and tried to use all the resources to my advantage. I had to ultimately help myself.
“Because of her personal situations, she has learned the pitfalls of facing obstacles but has, more importantly, learned coping strategies. I am confident that she will draw on this learning when faced with the stresses of college.”
Teacher, Berkeley High School