I am not only Latina; I am Mexican; I am Mexican-American. I grew up in Mexico and I met some adversities in order to come to live legally in the United States. I cannot comparemyself, though, to other people that have gone through much more difficulties. Yet, the experiences that took me where I am have taught me that whining does not help if you want to move forward. Insteadit takes courage, energy and effort. I am a young lady that knows that she must go through life the right way. There is no need to go on with extreme, immoral, illegal stuff in order to succeed. Ittakes one good effort, and showing your willingness to follow the way.
I believe that the way one succeeds in life is transcending. My next step in life is college. I have the aspiration and thepotential to keep on with my education. I think the only obstacle that comes between school and I is money. I consider that I deserve as much financial aid as I could get in order to keep on with schoolbecause, contrarily to some other young people, I have qualities that make me college material. I think of myself, as some superiors of mine do too, that I am a responsible and working person who hasthe desire of working very hard in order to reach my goals.
Living in the Imperial Valley, I consider that my community is not only this side of the border. Our Mexican neighbor city is also part of mycommunity: Mexicali.
I have done some community service in El Centro. Yet, I am much more familiarized with the activities held in Mexicali. Therefore, I have provided more services in Mexicalithan I have in the Imperial Valley. In El Centro, I was a teacher’s aide in Sacred Heart Mission Church during the fall of 2010. In Mexicali, I have been an altar-girl since June 2007, and I was promotedinto coordinator in May of 2010.I have participated in the Summer Camp of DIF Mexicali since June 2006. The purpose of this camp is to encourage the interaction of young “average” people with...