In this day and age

In this day and age, majority of individuals tend to aspire to achieve academic excellence. Therefore to be nominated is an enormous achievement in itself. I am the first member of my family that graduated high school and even had any aspirations to go to college. My usual supportive and reassuring parents were mostly discouraging towards my goals to advance my education. This challenging matter arose when my parents felt that due to their lack of any prior knowledge about college it was financially better for me to stay home and get a mediocre job. I, on the other hand, viewed those reasons to be motivators to pursue a higher education. I highlighted how being an Indian immigrant turned US citizen and a first-generation college student is all the more reason I should want to use that opportunity to start a tradition. This helps