Write an autobiography and a statement of your plans for the future, especially what you expect to gain from college in general and Chapman in particular.

I lived in a small town in northern California for most of my childhood. I attended elementary school, and was involved in pretty much everything -- especially the performing arts. When I was in fifth grade my parents announced that we'd be moving to Ventura, California -- the first major change in my life. For a long time my life was turned upside down. I moved to Ventura and made the transition from elementary school to middle school, which was a huge step in itself. Eventually I made friends, and settled into my new school and community.

Life changed again when I chose to attend Foothill Technology High School, a small college-preparatory magnet school. All of my friends chose to go to the other local high schools, which were much easier to get good grades at than my choice. Even so, I've never regretted my decision to attend Foothill. I've grown intellectually and emotionally because of the stimulating environment and motivation of the teachers and students. I've been involved in shaping my new school's reputation since my freshmen year: I was the Club Director in the Associated Student Body, participated in school-organized events, joined many organizations, and sang for fundraisers. There is one major...

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