School: Washington Latin DCPCS
I have been on the Washington Latin Wrestling team for the past three years, and ran for the Latin Cross Country team earlier this year. I am also an active participant in my school’s Environmental, Anime, and Board Games clubs, and I enjoy playing Scrabble and chess. I am interested in how different cultures view the same issues, and wrote an essay on how Japan and America expressed their differing views on nuclear proliferation in the mid-1900’s by analyzing science fiction from that time. One example of film that I used in my essay was my favorite movie, Ishirō Honda’s Gojira.
“I am excited to learn about Japanese language and culture with the Japanese Plus program, and I look forward to future events that we will host and visits in and out of the United States.”
Monsters are tragic beings. They are born too tall, too strong, too heavy. They are not evil by choice. That is their tragedy. They do not attack people because they want to, but because of their size and strength, mankind has no other choice but to defend himself. After several stories such as this, people end up having a kind of affection for the monsters. They end up caring about them. (71)