Statement of Awesomeness

You ever wonder what someone would say if there was no filter when applying for college? Well, read for yourself =)


I am awesome. I’m often heard telling jokes in French, Spanish and Italian. Bonjour, Cómo estás? Non mi interessa. When I eat out, waitresses tip me. Private conversations with friends tend to become commencement speeches.

While sky diving 10,000 feet in the air, I wrote a song about falling in love. Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, I added my name in hieroglyphics. At the Olympics, I passed on the Triathlon and Synchronized Swimming to play Kings with diplomats.

I’m ambidextrous; I write fiction with my left hand and memoir with my right. I can type 53 words per minute with my feet. Bored of dodging rain, I created an app to predict the weather. At my Alma Mater, I give finals to my professors. But no one seems to ever get the question “Who is awesome?” Correct. When you Google information, you’re actually asking me.

After watching Denzel Washington perform on Broadway; he asked for my autograph. I learned how to play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 by ear. I hold the Guinness World Record for Longest To-Do-List, 27 pages. My exhibit of art created from McDonald’s Dollar Menu is being displayed at the Brooklyn Museum. You have to see the Double quarter, southwest, premium crispy, hash Browns.

Oh, yes I almost forgot to mention my achilles heel is that I tend to forget to charge my phone at night. I’d like to attend your college to find people who can do something like that better than me.


Rashaun J. Allen (@rashaunjallen) is the author of A Walk Through Brooklyn & In The Moment. He has been featured in several publications such as: The Chronicle, The Troy Record, Albany Student Press & UA Magazine. Find his books at

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