Fresno, California 2021-06-08 09:03:20 –
After earning a diploma from Firebo High School and an associate degree from West Hills College, they are flying high.
Principal Anthony Catalan says it is an achievement that only a small percentage of students can achieve each year.
“It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get there, because it’s very difficult for them to get there. It’s just a shock for them to make a sacrifice,” said the principal. Anthony Catalan said.
There was another graduate in the school district of El Puente Continuation School.Irma Melendez
Firebaugh High’s Omar Almaraz and Paloma Llamas told Action News about this achievement.
They realized that this was a great opportunity and said they were happy to work on it.
“I’ve heard with my sister. She started taking these courses. When I was in second grade, I aimed to complete AA before getting a high school diploma.” Said graduate Paloma Rama.
As first-generation Latin Americans, they had big career goals and knew that this jump start would save them time and money.
Both have AA in social sciences and behavioral sciences.
Lama dreams of becoming a pediatrician.
“I think this program has helped me a lot because the school education is already long enough,” Rama said.
Almaraz, on the other hand, wants to be a lawyer, primarily to help Latino-American immigrants.
“I’m proud of my parents. They didn’t come here for no reason I’m lazy. They came here to make something for me. I’m on the right path I think there is, “Omar said. Almaraz graduated from Firebo High School.
It is said that the students spent a long night studying and were busy with sports by the time they came to this point. But now they are excited about the challenges in front of them. Lama is going to Fresno State University and Almares is heading to the University of California, Los Angeles.
“Our four students are simply great. They are multisport athletes and they are doing in West Hill. High school is just great. I am very proud of them.”
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