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Our 2008 Scholarship Winners

Peter Kokosis
P.S. 2

Peter Kokosis

How I Would Like to See the Future of America

One day I will be able to vote. Although I cannot vote for President yet, I have been thinking of many things that concern me in my country.

My first concern is violence.  It is important to me because I would like to prevent physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. Terrorists…

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Amanda Cunningham
P.S. 122

Amanda Cunningham

As a future voter, I hope to see a more peaceful America. There is so much terror and hate in this world. We need to respect each other and prevent future wars. I would not want to see my family members go off to war and no other family should have to either. A strong President that will protect us…

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Youssef Azzam
I.S. 10

Youssef Azzam

As a future voter, I expect to see great change in the way our country is governed. It is very important for me to see America rising up and being successful. I hope to see many positive changes.

I would like to see a better economy. We are in great danger of going into a recession, which would mean a…

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Deanna Cipollone
I.S. 141

Deanna Cipollone

America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. We have a great country. We enjoy more freedom and live a better quality of life here than in any other country. As the future of our country, I look forward to exercising my right and fulfilling my responsibility as a citizen of a democracy to vote. As…

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Allison DeCrescenzo
I.S. 227

Allison DeCrescenzo

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”— Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

“And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”— John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 1961

Two great quotes about looking and moving forward, toward progress.

But it seems lately…

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Anna Trub
Bayside High School

Anna Trub

A new age has dawned upon the United States of America. Hillary Clinton, a women and Barack Obama, an African American are making history as they vie for the Democratic nomination. Ten years ago no one could have imagined that the two Democratic front runners would be a female and an African America. The stereotypes and prejudices of the past…

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Thomas E. Staubitser
FDNY Engine 298

Thomas E. Staubitser

Being the President of the United States is a task which holds a tremendous amount of responsibility. The President is elected into a position where he or she must make important decisions which will impact all Americans and the entire world. They must believe in, and stand by there decisions so they do not show any signs of weakness or…

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Kyle E. Bloecker
FDNY Engine 307

Kyle E. Bloecker

This 2008 presidential election comes at a time when our country is considerably divided in the political opinions and ideology of the public. The decisions and actions of our next President will have significant effects on the future of our country.

Although there are many issues pertinent to the current state of America, there are a few that require immediate…

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Joshua Forland
FDNY Engine 307

Joshua Forland

The President of the United States has many responsibilities to help insure prosperity among the people of America. The decisions surrounding these responsibilities can and will affect America forever and decisions made now will be examined for the rest of history. Three issues that should be addressed immediately are the national debt, war in Iraq, and illegal immigration. The future…

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Madhurima Chowdhury
P.S. 122

Madhurima Chowdhury

America has grown ever since the time Christopher Columbus dropped his anchor into the dock of American soil. America blossomed into one of the world’s most powerful countries and it is seen as a land of freedom and new hopes. The basis of the United States is that every man is created equal. Most people, living in and outside of…

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Tania Khan
P.S. 122

Tania Khan

“Oh, Say Can You See: My America”

“…Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”

Yes, can you see our flag, waving in the gentle breeze? This symbol has always stood there for us. Though we seem like a nation that has no flaws, there are always things that can be further improved to develop our nation…

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Olympia Ignatiadis
Long Island City High School

Olympia Ignatiadis

As a superpower nation, America is faced with life changing issues every day. Therefore, Americans turn to the President for stability and solutions to get them through difficult times. Our country is in the hands of the next president and therefore he/she is responsible for fulfilling a profuse number of duties. The nation’s current condition revolves highly around issues with…

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Tecumseh Ceaser
CCC Queensview North

Tecumseh Ceaser

The position of the President of the United States is arguably the most powerful position in the modern world. The President’s duties include, Commander in Chief, legislator, Chief Executive, and diplomat. The 2008 presidential race has been one that has been heavily focused on issues. Certain issues are of the utmost importance and should be tackled immediately. These issues are…

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Aaron Scholder
CCC Queensview North

Aaron Scholder

Throughout the storied history of the United States of America, every President who has sat in office has had to deal with various types of issues affecting the country. This is clearly found in the present race for the Presidency, as whoever is elected will be forced to deal with issues the Founding Fathers dared not dream of. Some of…

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