This year many students will apply for scholarships but the number of
scholarships will not even approach the demand of the students. In this
situation it is up to the scholarship agencies to decide who is the most
deserving of these funds. I believe that I am the most qualified applicant for
the R.C. Easley National Scholarship. I have displayed excellence in the
classroom, in extra-curricular activities, and I believe with the education I
receive I will benefit society greatly.
Throughout my high school career I have prided myself on a difficult
class load and consistently good grades. While at Horicon High School I feel I
have challenged myself more than any other student. Instead of taking the usual
study hall I have elected to fill that time with another class. I will graduate
this summer with a total of 31.25 credits; more than any of my classmates. I
have maintained a GPA of 3.938 during school while taking difficult courses such
as physics, calculus, AP microeconomics, AP macroeconomics, and computer science.
Even though I carry a heavy load of classes I have found time for extra-
curricular activities. I have been involved in golf, Science Olympiad, math
team, Business World, T.E.A.M.S., and I have been involved in various band
functions. I also have had a part-time job at the local grocery store since the
summer after my sophomore year. I usually work approximately 20 hours a week
during the school year.
With the education I will receive while attending a world-class
university I am sure I will have a positive effect on society. Being an
engineer I will be involved in designing many products that affect everyone. I
will use my acquired skills to make sure every product I work on is the most
beneficial to society.

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