In or out of your comfort zone? Chief Manuelito scholars take both tacks
It’s not failure that will hold you back in life. But fear of failure — that will get you every time.
That’s the message Mariah Claw, keynote speaker at Saturday’s Chief Manuelito Scholarship Awards Ceremony at Piñon High School, said she hoped to convey.
“Before my freshman year at Dartmouth,” Claw said after the ceremony, “fear of failure was my biggest fear. Now I know I can fail and survive.”
Actually, she didn’t fail, but she came darned close. The former straight-A student at Chinle High School and Gates Millennium scholar was shocked when, after attending every class and getting extra tutoring, she still pulled a D in her first college math class at the Ivy League school. It was like a punch to the gut, and she considered dropping out.