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Our 2006 Scholarship Winners

Mickey Ilie-Melas
P.S. 2

Mickey Ilie-Melas

In the United States the highest elected official is the president. He is like the captain of a very large ship. He must be first a patriot, a good leader, must be responsible, honest and fair and he must work well with others. In my essay, I will be discussing the qualities I think a president should and should not…

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Quadrina Noori
P.S. 122

Quadrina Noori

In this essay I’m going to explain some good qualities our president should possess and some not so good qualities that our president shouldn’t possess. These qualities are all from my own opinion. These are some traits I feel a president should and should not possess.

The United States of America needs a trustworthy president. The people of the U.S.…

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Amna Kazi
I.S. 10

Amna Kazi

In the United States the highest elected official is the President of the United States of America. The president has many powers. When a president is elected, citizens choose the particular candidate for many reasons. Citizens try to pick the best person who has important qualities to guide the nation.

There are many qualities that a good president should have.…

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Michelle Punsamie
I.S. 227

Michelle Punsamie

Being president is no easy job, but it’s also one of the most important jobs in America. However, most people take the presidency for granted. Most people think that the president is just a man who holds great power in his hands. I am not like most people. I know that with great power comes great responsibility. That’s why I…

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Nura Anwar
I.S. 141

Nura Anwar

Each and every individual is unique, exceptional and distinctive from one another. People have three important features that make him inimitable. Those features are their physical traits, abilities, and last but most importantly, their character. Everyone looks different from one another even if they are a twin, triplet or quadruplet. Every person has a different body, physical traits and style.…

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Krista Hoffstaedter
Bayside High School

Krista Hoffstaedter

The President of the United States is often considered the most powerful elected official in the world. The president leads a nation of great wealth and military strength. Presidents have often provided decisive leadership in times of crisis, and they have shaped many important events in history. Basically, the President of the United States of America is the symbol of…

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Olivia Galvez
FDNY Engine 54

Olivia Galvez

Power, justice, confidence, listening skills, and respect. All of these are qualities I think that a world leader should have. Power is an important quality because without power a leader has no control. Power is not just having control over another person(s); power is the wisdom to know what’s going on around you and the resources to help those in…

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Robert (RJ) Stegmeier
FDNY Engine 298

Robert (RJ) Stegmeier

Our country has been affected by a number of presidential candidates, all aiding to the shape our nation of the United States has taken as a whole. The opinions on the requirements of such presidents differ among the people of our nation, but there are indeed distinct qualities a president should possess, as well as some they should not. Also,…

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Erika Forland
FDNY Engine 307

Erika Forland

The President of the United States is indeed only a part of the governing body of this country but has the important job of being a public figure-head and representing the government in many ways. The president can either become a scapegoat of the general problems the country is experiencing or he can use his power and resources to solve…

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Deana Rinaldi
FDNY Office of Battalion 50

Deana Rinaldi

In the history of the United States of America, 42 diverse men with different ideas and contributions to our wonderful country held power. America, being that it is a democracy, allows the citizens to voice their opinion by voting on an individual whom they have faith and hope in. When citizens elect a president, they do so for many reasons.…

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Madhusree Chowdhury
P.S. 122

Madhusree Chowdhury

All eyes are glued to the television set. Everyone is sitting together, yet not paying attention to one another. Everything is frozen. Everything is still. There is not even a blink of an eye. Not even a single breath. But it is not quiet in the room. There are voices. The voices are from the television set. The voices are…

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Matthew Pascarelli
Long Island City High School

Matthew Pascarelli

The President of the United States is known as the “most powerful person in the world” This may sound like hyperbole, but in many ways it is true. The United States is now the world’s only superpower. The prestige, power and cultural influence of the United States today may only be rivaled by the Roman Empire of Antiquity. As leader…

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