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Perseverance is getting over something that you haven’t been able to get over. When you keep failing and try again and again until you succeed. Once you succeed that’s when you persevered. Some people fail at something once and then succeed. Others however take numerous tries until they get it right. I know people that have failed at school and I’ve met people who excel. Everyone is different and everyone has a different definition when it comes to the word perseverance.

In my opinion I would say I academically struggled in middle school and my freshman year in high school. These grades were okay for me at that time because I didn’t really believe in myself and my ability academic wise. After seeing I had gotten a 2.7 GPA my freshman I talked with my mom and we decided that it was time for me to start doing well in school. I set my goal for the rest of high to not get anything lower than a 3.0 GPA. I initially thought it would be pretty tough, but it actually played out pretty well. I haven’t had a GPA lower than a 3.0 ever since and I’m glad I made the adjustment after freshman year.

I persevered from grades that weren’t at my standard to making the honor roll both semesters of my junior year. What me and my mom talked about before was to excel above many Hispanics and be proud of being Latino. Wanting to be apart the first generation in my family to go to college drove me to this improvement that I wanted to make to my life. Making this push to get over the hurdle many Hispanics don’t get over is the main achievement I want to begin with.

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