Essay Examples on Pittsford Mendon High School

That summer in Beijing thousands of students assembled in the Tiananmen Square to protest

But the story doesn't end there Despite his excitement my father quickly realized that his dream didn t belong in the reality that he lived in That summer in Beijing thousands of students assembled in the Tiananmen Square to protest for their freedoms and democracy and hoping to generate change my father was one of them But never would he have thought that Chinese government would respond to its own citizens with force and violence At that moment as bullets flew and tanks fired into the crowd my father was afraid angry and devastated And at that moment he decided that the only way he could ever pursue his dream was by leaving China And so through years of hard work and perseverance in 1996 my father finally flew across oceans to a country of freedom and opportunities America With less than in his pocket he was nothing less than broke but nonetheless fulfilled by the hopes and dreams he had carried with him Deep inside his heart my father knew that here in a tolerant America even he a poor chinese boy who couldn t speak any English had an equal opportunity to achieve his dream just like all Americans And he believed that hard work and dedication will always earn you success regardless of your culture and background For all men are created equal that they are endowed with the unalienable rights of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness With the hopes of my father I hold these truths to be self evident That despite the color of my skin the shape of my eyes and the accent in my language I too am American And everyday I look back to my father s journey believing that 20 years later I still have those unlimited possibilities and the foundation that my father once had to achieve my dream 

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