Ashley Cruz will be utilizing her 2021 scholarship to further to invest in her knowledge and skills to become an interpreter. Here's a little bit from Ashley in her own words:
"Ever since I was little my family saw the passion I had to help people. It’s something I truly love doing, so I decided I wanted to become an interpreter. I would like to become an interpreter because I see how so many people including my mom struggle to communicate with people who don’t speak there language. Being able to help others would mean so much to me because I would also be able to facilitate their communication. About a couple of months ago, I took a brief interpreting course but I felt like I barely learned much given we were in the pandemic. I had to do everything online so it was pretty complicated. But I would like to have a chance to expand my knowledge and skills of becoming an interpreter. I plan to use my interpreting skills in hospitals, courthouses and many other places where there’s a need for interpreters. I genuinely think it’s a great and fun job and excited for this opportunity.
Jaden Alexis finished high school with a 4.45 GPA. He was enrolled in all Honors/AP Classes and maintained a 4.0 throughout highschool. Jaden was junior class President all while playing football and running track. Excelling at everything he did, Jaden was a very focused and talented young man.
Jaden's college recruiting started in March of his sophomore year. He started off with football scholarship offers from FAU and University of Miami. He ended with 37 scholarship offers to include Harvard. He chose University of Texas for their business school and their football program.