I’m first! I will be the first in my family to go to college. My mother graduated high school and my father dropped out his freshman year, after that they didn’t pursue any further education. I have four older sisters, and one older brother, who all dropped out and worked towards their GED. My family’s past made me feel that graduating wasn’t important, and in turn lead me to believe that college was just a waste of money.
Despite my stance on schooling, I worked very hard and graduated with a 3.8 GPA. I loved to learn and when some family friends spent time with me and discovered that I would thrive in a college environment they helped me find a school that would suit me, and inspired me to apply to CCAD, where I will be attending in the fall.
Do not think that your circumstances are also your future! Become something great.