“Elevate My Life”
Jerimiah de Wit
Snake River High School
Freshman, age 14
My goal and dream is to excel in the Civil Air Patrol (C.A.P.) up to cadet Colonel. My desire is to receive a scholarship to attend a military school, to get my pilot’s license, and to serve my country, as well as to further myself in the knowledge of my religious faith. The unchanging love I have for our country is based upon my great grandfather Johann Mekel who gave up his life for his country, and my father’s undying admiration for him. He was a patriot and loved his country enough to willingly give his life for it.
What I shall do:
I am very committed to the C.A.P. program, and I firmly believe that it will help me achieve these goals. It is a promise to myself that as I enter into my Freshman year of high school I will succeed in all of my subjects, but in order to do that I must work on math and keyboarding this summer because they are my two weakest subjects. I know that I will achieve my goals and endeavors.
My Current and Future Education:
My parents have said for a long time that reading and education are the stepping stones from the darkness to the light, I firmly believe this and I intend to further my knowledge in education. Because I know that what I learn is used in my everyday life and will be used especially in my line of work. I plan to graduate high school with sufficient grade averages to help me achieve my military school scholarship / acceptance goals.
My Religious Beliefs and Standard of Conduct:
I have a very deep fundamental trust in my Lord and my God, and I recognize him as my savior and my mentor. I trust that he will guide me towards my state of life, and that he will take me on the trip to accomplish my dream. My dad says I had better pray to God to survive this flight, but I think that I will survive.
My Goals and When Attained:
When I attain my dream and goals I will be a licensed pilot, a cadet Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, a scholar applying to a U.S. military University. Also I want to be a son that my parents, God, and myself can be very proud of. Once this happens then I will settle down with my dream and get a nice little home big enough to raise a family of my own, and when I do I will be asking my kids the very same questions that this essay asks of me. And that is the dream that I know that I can achieve with the help of my mom, dad, my whole family, my friends, my education, my God, my country, and my religious faith.