Scholarship Essay by Brynne From Doherty High School

April 19, 2019

This essay, by Brynne from Doherty High School, is one of the top five finalists for our scholarship. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section below this post!

The Best of Colorado Springs

From the eye of a budding photographer such as myself, the beauty that is Colorado Springs is like no other. Every morning, I look out of my bedroom window to view the majestic Pikes Peak, white-capped or periwinkle depending on the mood of the weather; on my way to school and work, the brightness of the sun highlights the brick red rocks of the Garden of the Gods that are in the distance.  In the winter, the snow rarely shuts down the city, instead creating a landscape of fluffy white stuff that is the perfect backdrop for both the evergreens and the leafless trees in the foothills and the parks.  Spring brings blossoms of almost every kind of flower imaginable, causing me to slow down and pull over to the side of the road to admire and inhale their sweetness.  With the hot summer breezes come the longest days, perfect for hiking and searching for the coolest creeks and streams in which to dip my toes.  Autumn finds me speechless, enthralled with the colors that give Colorado its name: golds and oranges, deep purples and browns, scarlet and fading greens, almost impossible to capture the truth of the tones on camera.  It is hard to believe that all of this can be found in my city, my Colorado Springs, the place in which I was born and raised.  I feel blessed to know that I can find any of this within a twenty minute drive from my home.  And I definitely take advantage of my good fortune, never doubting that Colorado Springs is a wonderful place to live!

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43 thoughts on “Scholarship Essay by Brynne From Doherty High School

  1. Sara

    What a beautiful reflection on the advantages our city has to offer. This essay is my favorite!

  2. Chelsea Cardozo

    Colorado Springs is a beautiful place to call home! The words captured our city beautifully!

  3. Alyssa

    Brynne’s essay painted a a perfect picture of what its like being raised in Colorado Springs!

  4. Jean Passanante

    Brynne’s essay really describes Colorado Springs and her attached pictures are amazing!

  5. Frank S Passanante

    What warm and touching words for our beloved Springs. It is a very special place and you captured the essence. Well done.

  6. Shelbi

    Your words paint such a captivating montage of the simplistic beauty of this town, and of the life in which inhabits it. I absolutely ADORE this piece. Ah! Love! Love! Love!

  7. Kyla Hicks

    So descriptive! The use of imagery is powerful and sets such a calming tone. Good work, Brynne!

  8. Keelin Reder

    Amazing essay! Truly exemplifies what living in the Springs is like! Also, amazing photographs!!!

  9. Ann Hieronymus

    How refreshing to hear the praise of a young woman who appreciates all the beauty in this world. Hope she is able to capture all these feelings on film so we can all share it!

  10. Patricia

    What a beautiful description of our beautiful city! And you’re a great photographer as well!! I vote for Brynne!

  11. John Charles

    Great essay! As an amateur photographer, I feel the same way about our great city! Wonderful pictures to go with your beautiful words.

  12. Ann Teeters

    Lived in Colorado Springs all my life! This essay describes everything Colorado Springs is about. Beautiful essay and pictures!!

  13. Sharon

    Beautifully written. Captures the magnificence of Colorado Springs through the eyes of someone revelling in its glory. While reading Brynne’s essay, I can picture the mountains, smell the sweet scent of the flowers and breathe in the fresh air. She is in awe of her rainbow-colored city and her descriptive words express her love and adoration for the place in which she is so happy to live in.

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