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 High School.
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 Arizona.
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.
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.
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.