College Application Essays accepted by Davidson College

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St. Augustine tells us, "It is not true to say that a thing rightly done once should not be changed." I know this is true because of my experience with my grandfather's failing health. My grandfather, Sinclair Adam, is a gentleman farmer in...

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I'm sure I have the visiting team's attention by the time I finish my first lap around the soccer field. Standing in a circle, contemplating my presence, they venture guesses quietly, "Cross country? Lost? Girl's soccer?" Finishing my second lap,...

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The entire high school packed into the auditorium on a December morning for the weekly assembly. After a few student announcements, the chairman of the Community Service Board asked us to step up our contributions to the gift drive because we...

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According to tradition, every Chinese New Year children receive lucky money in red envelopes from older relatives and friends. In my toddler years, finding the crisp, red envelopes embossed with gold characters to be aesthetically superior to and...

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I’ve had an elephant on my chest for as long as I can remember. On three occasions, I’ve been in a hospital bed not knowing if I would be alive the next day. The elephant was suffocating me. My divorced parents were forced to come together in a...

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My first vivid memories are of me, in a diaper, swinging a golf club on the 5-hole golf course my father created on our family farm. At six years old, I played my first competitive tournament and was the youngest player in a field of...