You will be writing a type of essay called an expository essay on a person of your choice. That person must be somebody that people can admire because of his or her accomplishments and contributions to society. People from the sports and entertainment fields are specifically excluded from this assignment. You must choose, instead, somebody from one of the areas below:
In addition to being someone who has accomplished something from one of the listed categories, your person must be from the same background as you are. For example, if you are a girl who comes from Native American ancestry, the role model you choose must also be a female from Native American Ancestry. If, as many of us do, you come from a mix of backgrounds, you may choose which one you wish to focus on.
One final rule: The person chosen must have lived and made his or her contribution either in this century or the last one (1900 to 2012).