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Our 2005 Scholarship Winners

Matthew Roca
P.S. 2

Matthew Roca

In this world, there are many types of government to choose from. Two examples are monarchy and dictatorship. The Founding Fathers of The United States of America, however, formed a new government system. It is called democracy.

In my eyes, a democracy is a government system based on the belief that all people, no matter what religion, race, nationality, gender,…

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Deanna Cipollone
P.S. 122

Deanna Cipollone

My essay is about democracy. I will define democracy. I will discuss the two most important parts of a democracy. I will also discuss some of the responsibilities of the citizens living in a democracy.

A democracy is a form of government. In a democracy the citizens elect the most responsible of their fellow citizens to represent them in making…

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Kathyrine Danyluk
I.S. 10

Kathyrine Danyluk

When I hear democracy I think of government run by the people. The United States, as you know, has chosen democracy as their form of government. Though we are lucky enough to have democracy, there are other nations that are less fortunate. China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam are some nations that are not fortunate to have a democracy,…

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Sydney Lowe
I.S. 227

Sydney Lowe

Democracy, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is government by the People. Democracy, as defined by me, is simply freedom. And if democracy, this independent state of government, is freedom, one must examine the state of being free. Freedom means plenty on all different levels. But cast your attention to my parallel, a teenager’s opinion of freedom. Independence of expression,…

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Heena Kamdar
Bayside High School

Heena Kamdar

It began on a trip to Mumbai, four summers ago. After residing in the home my father grew up in, I began to appreciate things most of us take for granted everyday: water, a bathroom, and a bedroom, among other things. My father being one of six family members, lived in a 10’ x 10’ one room flat, with a…

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Matthew Berkhout
FDNY Engine 298

Matthew Berkhout

Throughout the history of the United States of America, our nation has kept a strong democratic tradition. In a democracy, the power to rule is not in the hands of one or even a few powerful individuals, but rather in the hands of the people. A democracy has the welfare of the common man as its greatest concern, and utilizes…

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Will Mlecz
FDNY Ladder 45

Will Mlecz

Democracy, in its simplest form, is a governmental system set up in a free society by the people, of the people and for the people. A democracy prides itself on individuality, free enterprise, laws, ideas, morals and customs handed down from generation to generation that are checked and balanced to ensure an “indivisible nation with justice for all.” Our country’s…

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Lauren Faberlle’
FDNY Engine 307

Lauren Faberlle’

Democracy is basically a form of government where all the people of that country are allowed to have a say in what goes on in that country. The citizens are also equal in every aspect in that country. Democracy has been around ever since the Greeks first began to use it. However, despite the fact that the Greeks first used…

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Kimberly Situ
P.S. 122

Kimberly Situ

There are many types of government in the world. We, in America, have chosen Democracy as our form of government.” America is thought of as the land of opportunities. Our nation is composed of members of all types of ethnic backgrounds. What makes this land so admired? What inspired so many immigrants in the past and present as well to…

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Carlo Lindo
Long Island City High School

Carlo Lindo

Democracy has been America’s form of government for well over three hundred years. “Ruled by the people, for the people,” one author wrote; and that is just what a democracy is: a government powered by the loyalty, faith, and strength of millions of patriotic men and women. We as Americans feel that a democracy is the best and most suitable…

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