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A significant event in my life would be me getting accepted into Florida State University The choice of whether I would go to college or not was never really mine to make My parents told me I had to go And I think it was mainly because they never went so they wanted me to have this experience Throughout my high school career my parents would tell me two things to stay involved in the community and get good grades They thought of these two things as an automatic acceptance into any college So of course I did as I was told and volunteered most of my free time with my brothers baseball and football team assisting them with anything they needed In addition to that I was involved around my school by becoming President of the AVID Club which kept students informed of the many college opportunities out there for them As well as tutoring students within my school who were having a hard time with Algebra While making high honor roll year after yearAs Senior Year rolled around college was the ONLY topic of discussion All Id hear about was where everyone planned on going how far it was from home roommate situations and the different organizations people wanted to join Unfortunately for me at that time I had no idea where I wanted to go and I began to get aggravated hearing about everyone getting accepted and applying to all these different places But then one day my dad set me up an appointment with an advisor who informed me of the CARE Program offered at FSU It was a program designed to provide academic support for those students who were the first in their family to attend college An opportunity for me to experience college life in the summer so by fall semester I was fully prepared And knew what to expect Once I was told about this program I knew
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