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HML ESSAY By Elizabeth Alfonso GIRL-POWER


Entry ID #: 9293
Created: Fri, Dec 11, 2020 3:44 PM

I was 12 years old when I first joined the robotics club in my old school. This was a new club they started, and I was fascinated with it. I have always liked building and programming things and functioning them. I joined the building and programming group of my team. My team was only composed out of six males and two females, who were my friend and me. It was a family from my eyes. Initially, I had faced resistance because they thought robotics was for males and me and my friend wanted to try something new. It was a terrifying experience for us, but we got on the team, and they accepted us with a welcoming attitude. To this day, there more than six girls on our team. Girl power is fascinating to see how we were able to stand up for something we believe in. Not afraid to explore and try new things. We went to a STEAM competition; unfortunately, we did not win, but we were pleased because not everything in life is about winning. The most important thing is that we were all together, putting in hard work and trying our best, and we had fun. I want to thank my teacher, Ms. Morris, for always believing in me. She gave me the confidence I have today to keep chasing my dream of becoming an agricultural engineer. I also want to thank Mr. Parris for the support of welcoming me to our new Robotic Family at HML. My team and I have encouraged many other girls and boys to follow their dreams and try new things even if people believe you can't do it. To this day, I have been fascinated by how, since time passed, more and more girls are joining the team. It's very inspirational to see that as a team, everything can be done. 


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