I fell in love with writing during my freshman English class. I never knew I was good at it until then. It was during that class where I learned that writing papers didn't mean just writing formally or structurally, but instead, writing with a purpose. After that class, I wanted to keep writing and EGHS had all the classes that made that possible-- along with the teachers that made those classes a reality.
I took honors sophomore English, AP English, Creative Writing, Speech, and From Books to Film. Not only did these courses teach me about all different aspects of writing and literature, but they taught me to work hard and take risks. My teachers always made themselves available to meet with me after class and after school to answer any questions I had. It was obvious they were always interested in my personal improvement.
Without my teachers at EGHS, I would have never had the confidence to do what I am doing today. Today, I am a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, where I study creative advertising. Specifically, copywriting. I want to write billboards, radio spots, TV commercials, and more. Not only am I pursuing this dream at one of the top-rated public schools, but one of the top-rated advertising schools. As I am graduating soon, I am currently interviewing for jobs as a copywriter. When I'm asked how I know this is what I want to do, I always refer back to the time when I first fell in love with writing-- in my freshman English class-- as well as all of the teachers that inspired me along the way.
EGHS Class of 2013
University of Texas, Austin 2017