Personal Narrative Essay

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"Strive. Rise. Thrive." As an Alaskan Native engineering college student, this motto resonates with me. From the time I was a child, my family had high expectations, and they taught me to set goals--to strive for excellence. Of course, there were times when obstacles appeared, and I had to figure out how to overcome them to continue on the road to achieve my goals. It is through these experiences that I discovered I thrive when I am given responsibility. For example, being a class president for my senior year in high school. Also right now I am responsible to do my best in college to show my parents that I am able to overcome such a big school because they didn’t believe that I would be able to accomplish things here and be capable to get

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