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Follow Senior year of High School Through the Eyes of a CEF Scholar!

I always thought that high school would be my chance to break free from my fears and insecurities, and finally show everyone who I really am: a fun and outgoing girl just excited about life. I had so many things going on in my personal life before my freshman year of high school that I looked forward to starting a new experience and journey where I could possibly forget about the things going on at home: my parents constantly fighting and my siblings and I being caught in the middle of everything.

I was brought into existence by immigrant parents. I am personally proud of them for having the courage to cross the border into new areas with the hope of having a better life. We have gone through many trials in life as a family, but they have always been my motivation and strength to get through difficult times. We don’t always see eye-to-eye about a lot of things, but we are still family and I constantly try to do my best in school and in life to make my parents proud.

I love to read. Sometimes I think it’s an addiction because once I start reading a book, I am obsessed with finishing it as soon as possible. I love the idea of reading another person’s story – the things they go through and the happy endings in most of their stories. I consider myself a dreamer because I want the same happy ending in the books I read for my family and myself. On top of reading, I also enjoy running because I find that it frees me from stress and unwanted emotions.


Throughout my freshmen year, I excelled academically. I had friends, but none that I considered being close to aside from my best friend in elementary school who was at a different high school. It was in my sophomore and junior years that I began to see my negative attitude affecting my performance in school. I would put off doing homework or studying for exams and went to my classes without really caring if I was going to pass them or not. To make things worse, my best friend had transferred into my school during junior year, which strained our relationship because she had become jealous of the friendships I already had with the girls at school.


My senior year is finally here and I am constantly being reminded that college is approaching and I am about to start a new chapter in my life. Although I can’t turn back time, I know that every new day is an opportunity to do better and work harder toward a brighter future. My goals include going to a four-year college or university. I haven’t made up my mind about which one just yet, but I do know that I want to major in business.


I am not your average daughter, teenager, or Catholic high school student, but I hope you will walk with me on this journey through my last year of high school. I am anxious and nervous, but extremely excited to see and share with you what my senior year has in store for me.

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