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My parents have been a big reason for me to attend college especially my dad When I was in ninth and tenth grade I didnt think of going to college it never crossed my mind As soon as I became a junior I started to worry My grades werent great and I was scared I wouldnt be able to go to college My dad was a big help during this time He would help me out as much as he could with my assignments Although he didnt understand much since he couldnt speak English he tried his best to help me Im a senior now and Im prepared to graduate high school and go on to college Im hoping to attend the University of Omaha next year Both of my parents migrated from Honduras to the United States at a young age Like most immigrants here in the US they came here for a better life and work My mom graduated high school and was a teacher back in Honduras but my dad didnt even make it passed the 6th grade He has told me how tough it is coming to a new country not knowing anything Whenever I start to slack in school he gives me a speech which I now understand He doesnt want me to have the same life hes had He doesnt want me to end up working in a factory and throw my life away He urges me to complete high school college and get a good job Another major reason I want to attend college is because I am the eldest I have three younger brothers who all look up to me I dont want to have them thinking If Carlos didnt go to college why should I I want to set an example for them My younger brother Kenneth is a freshman Im hoping he follows my path and moves onto college as well One big obstacle for
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