During my senior year of high school I applied for and made it through the first round of interviews for the Dane G. Hansen Educational Scholarship. Had I received the scholarship, and stayed in Kansas, my schooling would have been much more affordable.
The scholarship interview was conducted by three of my teachers in the high school library. I wore a black blazer and pants by a company called something like “SassyYou” and high heels. Depending on how I stood, I was dressed appropriately for both the funeral of a stranger and a debate competition.
The interview was more difficult than expected. I’ve always been comfortable answering “How do you feel about…” and “What do you think about…” questions. Both questions demand more logic than fact. This interview consisted of questions like “What is the capital of Bolivia?” and “How is a country’s GDP determined?” Sorry, you have the wrong student. I was hoping we could talk about human rights or why education is important. Do I have any life lines??
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