In our Senior Spotlight Series, we’ve followed YES Prep seniors as they set goals for their futures, applied for colleges, and made one of the biggest decisions of their lives. What does Senior Signing Day mean to YES Prep Gulfton seniors, Rosse, Dayanara, and Gonzalo? Where will they go to school next year? Find out now.
For me, Senior Signing Day is a tradition that I’ve seen since 6th grade, but it probably means more to my parents. They’re so proud that I’m going to college, which is something they didn’t have the chance to do. They made it a reality for me. I want to thank Ms. Wright for helping me get here. She helped me straighten out an issue so that I could be accepted and she’s been very supportive of me the entire year. She made sure I stayed motivated and that I wouldn’t give up. In college, I’m excited to meet new people and attend football games. Next year, I will attend Texas A&M University.
When I first attended Senior Signing Day in sixth grade, I told my parents about how everyone was announcing their colleges. I said, “That’s going to be me someday,” but it never occurred to me that it was actually going to happen. I feel so proud that I’ve persevered through middle and high school and that I finally get to participate in it. My younger sister, Tiffany, helped me get to this day. There have been moments when I wanted to give up or have been tired, and she’s been my source of energy. I feel more dynamic when she’s around. I’m excited to meet new people in college and to step outside my comfort zone. Next year, I’ll be attending the University of Houston.
Senior Signing Day means that I’ve accomplished everything I’ve worked for. I saw my sister graduate in 2015, and I’ve been so excited to experience it for myself. All my coaches throughout my experience at YES Prep Gulfton helped me get to this moment. They helped me mature and grow as a person. They taught me to be responsible, to take care of myself, and to get things done. In college, I’m excited to play soccer. Next year, I’ll be attending Oklahoma Wesleyan University on a soccer scholarship.