A Boy’s Firsts
The boy is such a common boy. He is so common that only acquaintedfriends can notice him among the crowd； he is so common that he does not changehis girlfriend one time per month， just as those playboys do； and he is socommon that his daily life is no more special than those who listen to rock n’roll， bet for soccer games and seldom clean their rooms.
However， the boy is somewhat special.
He usually thinks that， his experience and personal achievements，along with his own happiness and grievances， are enough for him to be unique，though he does not have a face as good-looking as Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves， orwhoever.
It was such a surprising gift for a 12-year-old boy to know that hehad won the first prize in the national mathematics competition. The boyclutched the certification and laughed like a sun-flower blooming in a springmorning. He had spent three months preparing for that competition and hadlost5kgweight but he was very happy， as happy as you could imagine. Enjoyingthe pace of enterprising， he began to believe “No pain no gain” that afternoon.
Huddling up in the quilt crying， the boy was introspecting his haughtiness after achieving the second prize in the National PhysicsCompetition， he deserved the rank of last 5% in the final examination of7thgrade. Wiping up the tears， he set himself a promise of being humble andsober. The boy kept the promise and became a young man of great maturity.
“Quite a tough work.” The boy said to himself， smearing soap on a blister caused by theburning oil. But a small blister never could stop him from doing his “cookingresearch”. The boy stood in front of the gas-stove again， holding apancaketurner in his left hand， he was trying to find out the correct time of addingsalt and the appropriate amount of other flavorings. After so many failures， hefelt that it was not a simple task of cooking out palatable meals， nut achallenge of surpassing himself. When the boy finally finished working one anda half hours later， he put a sweet smile on his dirty face. The boy wrote inhis diary， “keep working and you’ll win.”
At the age of 16， the boy fell in love with a smart girl. Eatingice-cream with the girl in the ice-cream bar at the street， walking on theboulevard hand in hand， cycling her home and kissing goodbye， he regarded loveas the holy thing in his life. Thus， the boy demonstrates a love from heart； hecares everyone nearby and wants them to be beatific with their families. Aspeople say， an angelic soul.
The extremely hot summer holiday of 16， the boy was excited when hegot a job at the local train station as a ticket-taker. First working day， theboy got up so early that when he arrived at the station， the previousticket-taker was still on his work， in astonishment of the boy’s the ticket-taker did not know that， the boy was just so eager as to get onthe job to show that he had grown up.
Soon a common college student will he be. A common one that will beassiduous in class and passionate in the basketball court； that will make everyeffort to run for the Chairman of the Student Union but may still face failure；that is no more special than those who spend half a day in libraries and forgetto go to dinner when do researches in labs. But somehow he will be a uniquecollege student， because he will have his own way of fulfilling his dreams.
And as you may know， the boy is me.
这是一篇非常有创意的essay范文，美国大学申请ESSAY的写作思维要开阔，要创新，但是在实际写作中，我们中国的很多学生却是以过往的过眼云烟式的表面化写作居多，A Boy’s Firsts这篇ESSAY我们就看不到那些虚华的痕迹，这值得我们借鉴。