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ERIC Number: EJ874049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Opportunity of a Lifetime: A Student's Perspective
Gomez, Carlos
Journal of College Admission, n206 p11-12 Win 2010
In this article, the author shares his journey of obstacles he has endured in his life. The author's journey begins in Tequila, a small town of Mexico, with his cherished and young mother giving birth at the age of 16. He is the oldest and only son, in a family of two younger sisters and two hard-working parents. Poverty has been a reality for his family for generations. With little hope for decent living in Mexico, his family moved to the United States in search of a better future. The author arrived in the United States full of dreams and aspirations of going to college. He set his problems aside and used them as motivation to never go back to living in poverty. He viewed the United States as a new beginning and focused all his energy on school. On the day his college opportunities had gone from many to none, a Catholic school asked him to apply and soon it would become his future school. As the student body president and founder of two clubs, the author serves as a mentor to students at his school. He shares his experiences and encourages his peers to graduate from high school, go to college and get involved in their community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States