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GIVING BACK

A Shiny Gold Coin

One summer, when I was little, my dad built me a lemonade stand. On sunny days I'd set up outside the local car wash with a cooler and my little black safe. I didn't get many customers but I always had fun, whether I was reading a book or adding puff paint decorations to the safe and signs. One customer I did...

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LIVE LIFE

Life Full Of Regrets And Joy

In the 4th grade, no one really talked to me that much and I felt like a big loser. I really liked this girl. Let's call her Jenny. Jenny was very pretty and nice but when I when I told her my about my freelings, everyone made fun of me. I started acting really mean to her. She hated me then. In fifth grade I was...

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DETERMINATION

Strong Determination Always Wins

It is the true story of my cousin brother named Kaushik Mazumder, it was early sixties when he was born and after completing two and half years after his birth, his two legs were badly harmed with polio, that time, in India, there was no oral dose, vaccination ...

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JUSTICE

Whoa Is Me...Not!!!

My roots are ingrained in helping other people. When I was employed, my beliefs were put to the test. I was fired from my company for assisting another injured employee. The result of this firing was my election to a full-time Union Rep by my peers in 12 states, and as a result, their best interests are now...

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OVERCOMING

She Still Inspires Me

It was 1978, I was of 10 years old and used to stay in Calcutta, I could not forget that year as this city faced a disaster that year, flood in Ganges river hampered the normal city life, our school remained closed, one of school friends named Sandhya used to stay in ...

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DETERMINATION

Never Giving Up In School

When I was younger back in elementary school when I was in preschool and kindergarten, I struggled in school. Mostly I had trouble with reading and writing and I mostly cried a lot at school because I didn't like school. I always get in trouble when I was younger and my parents would always get mad at me but then...

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KINDNESS

Show Honesty

One day I was out with my family and we came back from shopping and we were on our way to our car. We had to pass the street to get to our car so in front of us was a man he was taking his phone out and he accidently dropped his money he had. I was the only one who saw this so I picked up the money so I thought...

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PASSION

My Music

I started out playing a recorder in elementary, wanting to learn how to read and play music. The only thing was, I was far behind the class, so I couldn't read or playing the notes in order to make a sound. Over and over again, I tried my very best to understand and learn how to play the recorder. After time...

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DETERMINATION

Reading Is The Way To Go

When I was a kid I didn't like to read. I didn't get a lot of accelerated readers point. When I was in 3rd grade I used to get in trouble that I didn’t read and I didn’t have enough points. When I was in 4th grade I wasn’t in the in the gate class for the first week and then after the first week the moved me up...

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HARD WORK

Work Hard

I am always working hard because I want to have a good life in the future. I do my best to do my homework and play basketball. Although I have a hard time in my house because of video games, I try to finish my homework before anything else. In basketball, I try not to lose the ball and make my shots. I try my...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Never Give Up Never Give In

I didn’t know what talent I had I tried everything acting, band, art but nothing. I was ready to give up. when one day we had to run the mile for P.E and I was good I was the first one done. I got a time of 6:29 my teacher was so proud of me he wanted me to try out for the track and cross country team. So I took...

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GENEROSITY

Money

One day i was walking with my mom out of Target and we found a 100 dollar bill so we picked it up and we went to the parking lot and this lady seemed to be looking for something and we asked her if that was her money and she said yes, she was so glad that we gave it back to her and she gave us 50 dollars back for...

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PERSISTENCE

Speeches

I'm in 7th grade and I have an AVID class. At first, I dreading having to present and make speeches to the class. I've only had that class for a trimester, but we've done at least 6 speeches and I think I've become way better at presenting. It was really awkward and I kept making mistakes on my 2nd presentation,...

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DETERMINATION

The Hard Life

My life has been rocky ever since my mom and dad got a divorce. Now I live with my dad and a horible step-mother. She was only really nice to me before she married my dad and for a little while after my mom died of liver cancer that spread. Well now I don't talk to her at all. This is all because her and her...

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OPTIMISM

Losing You

My aunt and I had a very special bond. I would always fly out to Mexico to visit my aunt whenever I was on vacation. She was a teacher and I would go with her to work to help her out with the students and even taught them some English. I enjoyed spending time with her and never would've imagined losing her. But...

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