Follow with us as we celebrate that the Class of 2021 is going to college! Here we share some of their stories and their motivation to pursue the college dream.
Why are you excited to go to college?
In high school I fell in love with computers, and now I'm looking forward to pursuing a degree in Computer Science. I want to go to college because I want to give back to my community by bringing internet access to everyone.
Who inspired you to live your dream of going to college?
My mother and father. They would sit with me as I learned to do multiplication, and they would encourage me when I made mistakes. They would always tell me that they wish they were able to study, but they had to leave school to support their families. This gave me the mindset that pursuing an education would give me the ability of living a sustainable life, as well as being able to take care of my parents in the future. However, I would not have been able to make it to where I am today if it weren't for my sister paving the path for me. She has always guided me through my critical moments.
What has been your motivation/silver lining during the pandemic?
My biggest motivation during the pandemic has been the DCP community. From having amazing peers who are always willing to lend a helping hand, to the teachers who are always making sure we understand the material. The DCP community has given me hope and strength when I needed it the most.