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Persuasive Essay

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  • on December 3, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 821 words

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Good day graduating students, I am more than honored to be here and get to speak to graduating class of 2025! A big thank you to Ms. Guzman, Mr. Handel, and Mr. Tan who made this possible and thank you for having me here. My name is Jazmin Cantu, and I am a Principle at Kindel White Elementary. To tell you the truth I never expected to attend college much less graduate and become who I am today. I would like to talk to you about the obstacles to a college education that I once had to overcome: the first was children at home, the second was lack of time, and, the third was financial issues.

To begin my speech, I would like to start with my family. When I divorced my husband, twenty years ago, I found myself to be a single parent of two beautiful sons. Money was scarce so I had to find a way to pay for our expenses. We did not have any luxuries; all we had was each other. Early on I discussed with the boys how they would be affected if I attended college. Because there were chores that had to be done, we all divided them equally amongst ourselves. This meant that if any one of us had a game, choir, concert or homework, the chores needed to be done first. It was a great struggle at first, but we survived. Later when I graduated, life became a little easier. I had more time to spend with my sons. I believe that my strength has come from my sons. Most of you have arrived at this juncture in the family regardless of responsibilities. Hang on to the family, you won’t regret it at the end.

The second obstacle that I had to overcome was time. For some odd reason there was never time for anything, absolutely anything. In fact, according to Ralph Collins (2009), “Most students cite time manegement as the most difficult issue they face in college”. I remember one day I had an essay to write and my sons had homework due, so there I was helping her with a few problems and then writing a sentence in my essay. Because we were limited on time, my sons and I would spend our...

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