Tenzin Choeden

August 23rd, 2010 ·
Tenzin C
  • 2010 High Hopes for the Future Scholarship recipient
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
After my first quarter of middle school, I received an “F” in my English class. I was extremely disappointed therefore during the next term, the majority of my time was spent with tutors and studying. At times, this was difficult for me since I wanted to spend more time socializing with my peers. During many lunch breaks, I would tell my friends that I could not go to the cafeteria with them and would instead find an empty classroom to study in. At other times I would find my English teacher, who would work with me on assignments. During the weekends, the best place to find me when I was not working or helping my family was in the Berkeley Public Library. By the next quarter, I had all A’s and B’s. Today, I continue to study with the same consistency and dedication and plan to persist with this approach during my college education.

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“He is a passionate, intelligent, industrious student who will be able to navigate and find success in college because he asks for support and is competitive.” Teacher, Berkeley High School