Arizona centennial essays: Middle school
As part of Arizona’s centennial celebration, the East Valley
Tribune asked students to write an essay on why they’re proud to
live in Arizona.
My name is Sylvia Delvalle, I have lived in Arizona for 3 years.
I like living in Arizona. I am a seventh grader at Willis Junior
Even though I am not an Arizona native, I am proud to live in
Arizona for its beautiful sunsets, the monsoon season and the
Arizona is the sixth largest state in the U.S. I am proud to
live in Arizona for many reasons. Arizona can state some of the
nation’s best landscapes. The Grand Canyon is a great attraction to
our state. The warm weather, different-cultured people and living
in a wonderful neighborhood makes me proud to live in
I am proud to be an Arizonan. I am a 7th grader at Willis jr
high. I live in Arizona my whole life, and I like living
I am proud to be an Arizonan because of the many places that you
go to eat. If you have lived in Arizona for a time, then you know
how many places we have to eat at. That is one of the reasons that
people come to Arizona.
I am proud to be an Arizonan because I was born here, so I have
lived here a long time. I go to Willis jr. high, which is in
chandler, but I live in Gilbert. Living in Arizona is good, and
Arizona is a safe place to live.
I am proud to be from Arizona. I can be proud to say that it’s a
wonderful state to live in for several reasons.
Out of all the 50 states, plus D.C. And Puerto Rico, Arizona is
truly the most awesome. What makes it so great? Take a look around.
What do you see? I see a desert. A desert with tons of houses. A
desert with a thriving city, sports teams, major corporations, and
tons of water parks and tourist attractions. Go up north. Now what
do you see? You’ll see a dense, green pine forest with snow and
ski-resorts. How many states have that kind of dramatic climate
change? Not too many. But in Arizona, you can go from pure, 100
percent desert to snow-capped mountains with forests.
As an Arizona native, I am very proud to live in Arizona for
three great reasons: our great history, our sunsets, and how the
people of Arizona came together after the Tucson tragedy.
I’m proud to be an Arizonan. My name is Isaac Ortiz, and I am an
8th grader at Willis Jr high. Why I’m proud to be is three reasons
and I’m going to tell you.
I’m proud of being in Arizona. I lived in Chandler for 1 year.
I’m 13 years old.
The cool thing in Arizona is the water parks, like Wet n’ Wild
and Sun Splash. There are a lot of rivers and lakes. There are lots
of zoos you could go visit with your families and friends. It’s a
lot of fun. There are lots of museums. The best thing is to visit
the Grand Canyon.
You may be proud to be from your states such as New York or
Colorado, but 1 am proud to be from Arizona because of its history,
geography and cactus. Here are some examples of why Arizona is a
On October 18, 1993 I was born in the Chandler Regional Hospital
here in Arizona. I have lived in Arizona all my life, but have
traveled to many different places in my time. The strongest feeling
upon returning home from a long vacation is always one of joy.
Traveling around the world makes me realize how great the state we
live in actually is. From the meticulously sculpted Grand Canyon to
the thriving metropolis of Phoenix, Arizona will always stimulate a
feeling of pride.
I love living in Arizona because of the weather. In Arizona, the
weather is always unpredictable. It can be hotter than the sun one
day, but colder than Flagstaff’s snow another.