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The Story of a Poor Girl Who Has a Big Dream

By Jasmide  |   From : Belle Glade (Florida)  |   School : Glades Central High School

I’m a poor girl, but I have a dream.  I’m not beautiful, but I respect myself.  I know who I am, and I know where I need to go.  I am 17 years old.  I’m Haitian.  I’m very intelligent; I’ve grown up with my mom; I never had the love of my father.  NOW, I am with my father. I live with my stepmother, my dad, my sisters, and my brother.

I came to the United States, because my parents believed I needed to have a better education. In my country learning is very difficult.

In my country when the family heard I was going to the United States, it was their expectation that when I came to the USA I would have a life in a better position and realize my dream.

When I got to the United States, I waited impatiently to go to school. I thought when I arrived at school, other people would treat me differently.  Thanks God they don’t act like this.

This school is easier than those in my country; the only problem is the new language. The town where I live is very dangerous, because it has many black Americans and some Haitians who don’t like education.  They don’t have a dream. They do drugs everywhere and every day.  I want to make a difference in my life, because I love my God, my school and my family. After those things only my education can make me happy.  I hope my future is going to be good, because I am working hard for this. I believe in God, and I know he will lead me on the right path.

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