Class of 2012
Mainland High School
Essay: Woman to Woman Scholarship
As teenagers, many of my peers are not sure what they want to do for a career or have plans for after graduation. It seems that I have known for a long time that I would be in one of two professions. Those two professions are education or nursing and that is because my dad is in educator and my mom is a nurse; so as a result of my parents being in the education and nursing professions, I grew up hearing about both nursing and education. Also, many of my parents’ friends were either in education or nursing. So, since I grew up in a house with an educator and a nurse, I knew that I wanted to be one or the other (nurse or teacher).
It was not until I went to Mainland High School that I decided what I wanted to do after high school and what career I wanted to purse. I had a lot of respect for both professions (education and nursing), but my parents both told me that I needed to do what I thought I would be happy doing each day as a career, and not decide on a career based on the fact that they were in education and nursing. They encouraged me to look outside of those two fields and make a choice based on what I thought would make me happy. Once at Mainland High School, I entered the sports medicine academy. After finishing my first year in the sports medicine academy and taking some of the courses for the academy, I knew that I wanted to go into nursing.
In the Academy of Sports Medicine we are required to work sporting events such as football, basketball, soccer, etc., and it was during those times of being able to help injured players that I realized that the health care profession was where I felt God wanted me to be and where I felt I would be most happy at. So, after thinking about my passion for helping injured, sick people and praying to God for guidance, my plans for the future include going to college for nursing and earning a degree in nursing. I went to visit Jacksonville...