The Firefighter Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Fund Website

Box Top

Our 2011 Scholarship Winners

Gabriella Skouros
P.S. 2

Gabriella Skouros

Change to me means something that is different from the ordinary. Sometimes change takes you out of your usual routine. An example of what I mean is if you are used to eating meatloaf on Friday and you come home and there is pizza that is a good change. Now if something bad happens that is an obvious bad change…

Read More…

Katerina Bell
P.S. 122

Katerina Bell

Change in America

Barak Obama was elected to be President of the United States in 2008. This had a great affect on America because he was the first African-American president. During the election President Obama promised that he was going to make many changes. I think that change means to make a difference. Change can have both negative and positive…

Read More…

Sarah Mafroud
P.S. 122

Sarah Mafroud

“Change we can believe in” those were the words that swept Barack Obama into the White House. In my opinion the definition of change is to make a difference. When President Barack Obama promised change in our country, it meant that he will be making a difference in everybody’s life.

In fact there have been many changes…

Read More…

Chloe Chen
I.S. 10

Chloe Chen

When Barack Obama became president he promised “change” in America. In his inaugural address he said, “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.” But what does “change” mean? To me, change is making something different than what it was originally. It means making sacrifices to be successful and…

Read More…

Edwin DeJesus
I.S. 141

Edwin DeJesus

Barack Obama: A President for Change

All of us experience change in our lives. Change is the one constant in our lives. There are changes that we look forward to and change that we fear. However, one thing is for sure. Things will not stay the same no matter how much we would like them too. When…

Read More…

Nicholas Haviaras
I.S. 227

Nicholas Haviaras

The “Change in America” Essay

Change is the act of sparking a difference in anything or anyone. It may be appealing or immoral depending on the situation. In this case, the purpose of change is to bring improved benefits and a greater existence. During the previous presidential campaign of Barack Obama, many promises had been made for…

Read More…

Jack Ye
P.S. 122

Jack Ye

A Change Towards Perfection

Change is something that defines the occurrences of this world. With change comes evolutions, and with this, comes further advances in the world. A change is always a miracle from the gods, to help us on our quest to further grow. A change can add something good to our lives, or it could…

Read More…

Melanie Kacin
P.S. 122

Melanie Kacin

Our Nation, a Butterfly in the Making

Change is a slow, ongoing cycle, much like the lifecycle of a butterfly. A weak, struggling caterpillar metamorphoses into the majestic butterfly. Then the cycle goes on. Change is when there is a problem that needs improvement, and you do everything in your power to see to it that it…

Read More…

Vincent–Joseph Cali
Bayside High School

Vincent–Joseph Cali

A promise of “change” is an extremely vague and ambiguous statement. Without being specific, President Obama was able to captivate the hearts and minds of Americans with this idea that he would bring America out of this world of chaos led by President Bush and into a world filled with sunny skies and butterflies. However, now that President Obama…

Read More…

Yanqiao Chen
Long Island City High School

Yanqiao Chen

The history of the United States is the history of constant change and constant struggle in order to achieve the “greatest happiness for the greatest number.” We began as a small nation but became one of the world’s leading superpowers. From early colonial American settlements to the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our Constitution; from slavery to…

Read More…

Anthony Barsamian
Townsend Harris High School

Anthony Barsamian

Americans Still Await Obama’s Hoped-For Change

Barack Obama’s election signified a monumental change in American history. As the first president of African American descent, he broke through all previous race and color barriers. His election is a milestone in the battle for equality and the concept that all men are created equal. Yet the promise of his…

Read More…

Travis Quinones
FDNY Engine 54

Travis Quinones

I feel that President Obama's “changed” America has had a slow but steady journey. Obama was a new face for American politics, and during his campaign, he made many promises. Immediately upon taking office, President Obama had to pass "stimulus package" legislation, funneling billions of dollars into failing giant American corporations. Facing a complete meltdown of our banking and…

Read More…

Meagan Muriel Walls
FDNY Office of Battalion 50

Meagan Muriel Walls

Barack Obama entered the presidential race promising change. This ideal of “out with the old in with the new” appealed to young voters and many of the more experienced voters. Change seemed like the answer to all the issues our country has been dealing with. The major changes Obama has made so far deal with health care, bailouts, the…

Read More…

Aliza Levinger
CCC East River Housing Corp.

Aliza Levinger

Approximately three years have passed since Obama began to first rocked our nation with his promises of change. Crowds were caught up in the tantalizing promises to cross party lines and unite politics toward common goals. Many citizens were aflame with ideas of crossing racial and party divides to improve the economy and improve the healthcare system. Much was…

Read More…

Box Bottom