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Noemy Rodriguez: College Summit Peer Leader
Class of 2012
Jasmine Garcia: Colorado High School Rap Director
College: Metropolitan State College of Denver
Major: Double major in Psychology and Social Work
First in your family to go to college? Yes. My family wanted me to go to college and they pushed me to go to college. It makes my little sister know that she has to go to college.
Skills learned with College Summit. I learned how to meet new people and be okay talking to them right off the bat. I learned the difference between a personal statement and an essay. [Through my personal statement] I had to show who I was and how it’s changed me for the better.
Role as Alumni Leader. I guide Peer Leaders (rising seniors at the summer workshop) through the Tower of Power, College Admissions, Rap sessions, Alumni Lead-sessions, and Writing sessions. I encourage them to go to school. I am a mentor, an older sister guiding them through the process.
Your role as High School Rap Director. I was trained by a certified Rap Director to help students realize how important this is [college]. I will be going into schools to help seniors learn the college admission process and financial aid process.
Why are you excited about being a High School Rap Director? I’m looking forward to meeting up with Peer Leaders and having them show their leadership during the sessions. I will lead the sessions and the Peer Leaders will help me encourage classmates to pay attention to the sessions on college admissions and financial aid.
Don Cheadle College Summit Founding Spokesman
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