My name is Rebecca, and I'd like to humbly ask that you help me to attend my Matric Dance this year. My parents are unfortunately unable to provide the financial aid I would need to comfortably attend my dance and enjoy the absolutely special experience that I'm sure it will be. However, I would be devastated if I missed out on the opportunity to celebrate the past 12 years of schooling - the ups and the downs - with my educators and my fellow peers.
The funds that I am asking for will go towards a simple dress (which I have managed to negotiate a discounted price for), basic make-up (I have sourced the most affordable artist that I could find through a friend), a shoe, and minimal hair-styling (I will do the majority of the prep by myself to save costs). Please, if you're able to, will you help me have this dance!
I've shared some of my educators (report) comments about me below, in the hopes that you might see that I would absolutely love to have this wonderful opportunity to celebrate hard work, dedication and relationships that are and will continue to be of value to me. I would need to be extremely vain to make these up about myself, so trust my, they aren't my words! (I've not included my educators' names for the sake of their privacy) I have been previously noted for the following (each comment was presented by a different educator):
"Her maturity, intellect and being a constant source of positive energy."
"Role modelling strength of character, academic ability and levels of goodness that are extraordinary."
"Being independent and reliable and possessing a great mind."
"Her unflinching desire to improve her mind, herself and other people around her."
"Being warm, spirited and sagacious."
"Her phenomenal work ethic and determination to succeed."
"Shining with talent, aspiration and academic acumen."
These educators have been more than merely teachers in my life - they have been leaders, role models, and people with whom I have formed strong, meaningful and valuable connections. That is what I would like to celebrate on the evening of my Matric Dance, along with the rest of my grade.