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I am currently enrolled as a student in Northampton Community College. My major is in Biological Science. I plan to finish my two year degree at Northampton and transfer to a four year college. With the Biological Science degree I plan to become a Physician Assistant or possibly a Physical Therapist. Either one would create a good life for me. I have chosen to focus on the medical field because it is the only field with constant demands for doctors, nurses, etc. My current GPA is a 3.00. My grades are well, and my ambitions are high.
The money I use is for school supplies only. I use it for books and other course needs. Whatever money is left over I save towards my tuition. Sometimes financial aid does not cover my whole tuition. I am a full time student at Northampton. I register for four classes each semester. I hope to take classes during the summer time as well. If I take summer classes it will only put me ahead. The more I get done the less time there will be to waste. Again, my ambitions are high. I have a plan for the way I want my life to be, the only way it works is with a good education and job. I want to be able to support myself without any struggle. My education is the only key that will help me unlock the next door. I will turn my dreams into a reality. With hard work and help of others, I will succeed.
When I first started this program, I was in the 7th grade. I am now graduated and on my way to college. Truth is I never would have gotten this far without the support of this program. It's helped me through a lot. It was a long journey with many holes in it. No matter how much I fell into those holes, someone was always there to help me climb out of it. This program has helped me grow into the young woman I am now.
I learned that the choices I make shouldn't be based on emotion but based on what's best for myself. It was my life and eventually I realized that the only person who was going to get hurt in the end was me. Of course I didn't want that. Slowly but surely I began to learn how to cope with the stress and how to separate that stress from my education. It was hard, but I had the support I needed. It wasn't easy either, but as I went on, it got easier. I realized that if I wanted to make something of myself, I had to work for it.
It's an experience I would never forget. I wouldn't change it, because without that experience, I wouldn't have the knowledge I have now. This program has opened many doors for me. It was like the second change every one wishes they could have. I am extremely grateful for this program and the outstanding support it's given me.