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VSA Application Essay: By the Power of Grayskull!

Posted by on Monday, April 1, 2013 in VSA Blog.

When you apply to Vanderbilt Summer Academy, you have to answer a couple of essay questions. One is about why you want to take your first ranked course. For the other, you can select from three different options. The VSA team has a great time reading these essays, so we thought we’d write a few blog post that shared some of the best ones we have come across this year. We do not share students’ names, but we did get permission from the student to post this. Enjoy!

Question: If you could spend a year with any real or fictional person from the past or present, whom would you choose and why?

The one fictional character I would spend a year with is He-Man. I believe that this character provides a better role-model than any other character. In addition to being a good role-model, He-Man seems to be a fun guy. I feel that a lot can be learned in one year of involvement with the struggle against Skeletor and the evil forces that threaten Eternia, and this would benefit me immensely.