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Finding The Connections: City Year and Bonner Scholar Program

Almost six years ago, I sat down to write two short essays for my City Year application, and today I decided to revisit those essays before writing this one. While the lower quality of my writing from six years ago was not unexpected, I was pleasantly surprised that I still fundamentally agree with several key ideas in those essays. I wrote about the importance of taking an interest in the character development of others, claiming I owed all of my own successes to anyone that had ever taken an interest in mine. 

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