I found Amy's article "Why I Need to Go to College" extremely moving. Her article opened my eyes, and it made me appreciate what my parents provide for me and my siblings. Amy is determined to accomplish her goals because "too many people have sacrificed their lives, family, and time to give [her] the chance for a better life". I totally agree because my parents didn't receive the same education as me. So it’s like the goals I achieve in school are a present for them. Thank you, Amy for sharing with us your experience, and showing us the importance of paying back our family's sacrifices.
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