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The Power of Art
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"Hello Bella!" said Levi as he lifted his hand up to give me an enthusiastic high five.  "Hey Levi!" I said. I moved into my assigned classroom, stunned and delighted.  On any other day, in any other situation,... (more »)
Pip Letter
By , Wilmington, MA
It was a dark and stormy night, the lights were low, everyone was asleep, and I could hear a groaning in the house. I made my way to the kitchen when suddenly BAM! I smack right into someone! I start screaming and totally freak out, that is,... (more »)
Am I a Vampire?
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Day 12: The bats still haven't realized I'm human. Day 26: I think they have accepted me as one of their own.               Nope, one just flew directly into my... (more »)
Acceptance This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I was lying down, resting. I felt my tongue in my mouth and it was dry, so I got up to get a bottle of water from the fridge to quench my thirst. As I got up he came in, my dad, my Abba, he was gone for so long on his business trip. He was gone... (more »)
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Jay-jay was always the difficult one, getting into all sorts of trouble. The slightest thing could upset him, sending him into a fit. His reactions were the funniest things about him. There was nothing he loved more than McDonald's chicken... (more »)
Lord of the Flies
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a valuable read for students in high school due to it’s valuable lessons. Lord of the Flies is a story about a group of young boys who have crashed landed on a deserted island. The children try to... (more »)
Confidence
By , Elizabethtown, KY
I believe everyone knows that one overconfident person.  The one guy who will say or do anything to show superiority or strut their stuff.  The people with seemingly no self-doubt.  This for the most part is considered a bad... (more »)
My Literary Paradise This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Common Application Topic: Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content.  What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?   Within ten minutes walking distance of my home is a sanctuary - a place of... (more »)
A Day That Lasts a Lifetime
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A towel laid over his entire lower half of his body.  Blood soaked through where his calf was placed.  A brace covered his neck.  His arms were by his side.  IVs were attached everywhere.  The nurse calmly states that... (more »)
Road Killer
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Ten minutes after the scheduled time, I open my driving instructor’s car door, but soon realize that it’s not actually him; a stranger is telling me to get into his car. This is how abductions occur. But he explains to me that Mike... (more »)
One, Two, Three... Selfie!
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What do celebrities, athletes, politicians and even speakers have in common? They all have, at one time or another, participated in a wildly hip, fun, technological craze that has everyone saying one, two, three – SELFIE! In... (more »)
Trick or Treat
By , Bettendorf, IA
The doorbell rings and I grab my candy in anticipation of young children in costumes ready to collect their holiday treats. Trick-or-treat! But instead of a young child in a wizard costume at my door, there stands a Moline police officer who... (more »)
Letting My Mind Race This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I once wrote an essay about not knowing what to write about, if that makes sense. I sat in front my computer screen for hours, completely clueless as to what I was going to write the essay about. I can remember writing my hook at least ten... (more »)
Who I Am.
Standing at 6’4” and weighing 240 pounds I stand in front of the crowd, sweating under the heavy beam of lights, and all eyes are focused on me. On the inside I’m nervous, but I stay cool, calm, and collective as I continue to... (more »)
Finding Yourself
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Here is a world which beautiful and terrible things happen. A world which has life on it. So what is life? Life is the existence as a human being. It is being alive, the ability to function and grow. Grow in the sense that it is to experience... (more »)
Failure
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There is only one time I can think of that I experienced failure. It was in 2010 and I was at the recognition ceremony for the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C. This ceremony was the last big thing of our... (more »)
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