When I was thirteen, my family sent me to America to complete my education. My Father told me that an American education is my ticket to success as English is one of the most spoken languages in the world. I seized my chance as an opportunity to make my dream of becoming a businessman come true. My Father owns a hazelnut business in Turkey and I hope to make him proud by, one day, exporting the product to America.
My Father is a huge inspiration in my life: as a child, I didn’t know why he was constantly surrounded by friends, family and business associates. However, upon arrival in America, I realised the importance of these relationships and the communication it takes to glue them together. My Father was elected to represent our town at the Provincial Assembly and it was, in part, his peers who helped to make this happen. I take a great deal of care in nurturing a supportive, caring environment in the hope that one day, I too can be a great man, like my Father.
My studies are hugely important to me: I was awarded an honors certificate three years running (2008 to 2010) and I am extremely excited to be continuing my studies at University: another step closer to realizing my dream. I am hard-working in all areas of my life: I’m an active sportsman and have represented the school in Table Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis and Horse Riding. I’m also a keen member of the school’s amateur drama club. My competitive drive has led me to win second place in the school at Table Tennis and first place in the school for Volleyball, two years running. On top of that, I am a keen charity helper and have helped to raise money for various causes including poverty in Africa and Haiti. I also spent three months volunteering for two hours a day in the school kitchen. I am a determined, driven student with the ability to fulfil my potential, and beyond.