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Golder College Prep Laptop Scholarship 2018

On May 22nd, 2018, we awarded Golder College Prep alumni, Gabriela Zaragoza and José Rivera and seniors Melanie Barahona and Frank Villegas with brand new MacBook Pro Laptops! It is such a thrill to be able to reward these students for their hard work past, present and future.

Gabriela graduated from Golder in 2012, UIC in 2016 and will be returning to UIC this fall to begin her Masters to become a Clinical Social Worker. She clearly has proven to be deserving of such an award. In the future, she hopes to work with at-risk teens within the social work framework. Congratulations, Gabriela!

José is completing his Associates Degree at Wright College and will be attending Northeastern University in Chicago next year to earn his bachelors. He will major in finance, which sparked his interest after interning at La Casa Norte. Go, José!

Seniors, Frank Villegas and Melanie Barahona are our senior winners this year. In the fall, Frank will attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Melanie will head east to Dickinson College. Having taught both students, Mariel can attest to their attention to detail, self-advocacy and overall enthusiasm for learning. Both seniors have overcome great obstacles that have made them into the leaders they are today. Best of all, they both want to be TEACHERS!!

Thank you for your dedication to the Terri Race Tech Fund! We are fortunate to have your support that made this donation possible. We know our mom would be happy to know her passion for education and technology is being passed on to these four bright, young and fearless future leaders!

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