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As a Hispanic Ive seen the way others have unfairly judged people of my ethnicity Being a part of this misrepresented minority I can change others perspective by presenting a different example through myself From my experience I know that many Hispanic students dont feel the need to go to college because they think that its not possible since their parents and siblings didnt get past high school However I am not one of those students and neither were my parents Unfortunately many of my family members fit that category some because they were not given the opportunity and other because they wouldnt take the chance Ive seen many Hispanic students do exceptionally well in high school but after that theres nothing Theyve seen many of their friends and family members get only so far and they feel that thats all they need as well But as a student in your University I could help reach out to the Hispanic community I could show them that being a Hispanic and having made it this far is a great accomplishment and achievement that many others can experience as well as long as they are willing to put in the effort and time In Junior high and high school I feel that I have set a good example for Hispanics and students of other races by staying in various activities and making a positive contribution to my school and the community Ive participated in cheerleading from eight to tenth grade and was captain for two years Cheerleading has made me a very outgoing and confident person I was part of TOPS which is a Hispanic group that reaches out to other students I was chosen as a junior usher because people consider me to be dependable and hardworking Ive done volunteer work at my church in the day care for 3 year now Ive been part of many groups and I feel that I have several qualities
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