Senior Spotlight Series: Counting Down to Senior Signing Day 2018 with West

In our Senior Spotlight Series, we’ve followed YES Prep seniors as they set goals for their futuresapplied for colleges, and made one of the biggest decisions of their lives. What does Senior Signing Day mean to YES Prep Southeast seniors, Angelica, Preston, and Dianthia? Where will they go to school next year? Find out now. 

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Angelica Pineda

Angelica and sisterSenior Signing Day is a huge accomplishment. My mom wants to know that I always give my best, and this proves to her that I never gave up when things were hard. She’s proud that both of her daughters have graduated from high school and transitioned to college. I want to thank Ms. Gonzalez, who helped me navigate the complex process of applying for scholarships and played a huge role in making sure my financial need was met. I’d also like to thank Mr. Beye, a Texas A&M alumnus, who shared his experience with me, thus influencing me to enroll, and my mom, who always encouraged me to strive for success. I’m excited to meet other students interested in engineering and looking forward to the challenges that will shape me in college. Next year, I’ll be attending Texas A&M University with the Resilience and Regents’ scholarships.

Preston Truong

WE-77Senior Signing Day is a chance for me to celebrate my friends– some of whom are going to their dream schools. It’s a chance for me to see how much progress my class has made. I want to thank Ms. Escobar, who helped me prepare for my auditions, make connections in music schools, and create recordings. She gave me the opportunity to prove myself and has been a really awesome teacher. In college, I’m excited to go through a curriculum that is geared toward what I love– music. I’ll study music theory, practice three or four hours a day, and go to orchestra rehearsal. Next year, I’ll be attending Sam Houston State University.

Dianthia Williams

WE-147Senior Signing Day shows that all the work has finally paid off and it’s a chance to be acknowledged for your efforts. I want to thank Ms. Gonzalez and Ms. Hearne for reassuring me and helping me with the college process– and for my mom for getting me to this point. I’m excited for the whole experience of college, including living in another state and being independent. Next year, I’ll be studying biology and pre-med at Xavier on an academic scholarship.

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