Saturday, January 7, 2017

Student Success Story: Mario Dominguez

Mario Dominguez
January is a time when we think about our dreams for the future.  We set goals for ourselves.  A goal is a dream with a plan. 

Do you want to go to college?  

Mario's story can help you.

Mario Dominguez is a college student and SMAS success story.  You can learn from Mario how to go to college or accomplish other goals.

SASS Scholarship Winner

Mario is starting Canada Community College in January 2017.  He is the winner of a SASS Scholarship.  SASS stands for Sequoia Adult School Scholars.    You can read more about SASS and the SASS Foundation and Scholarships here.

Reading Books Helps

He completed his GED at San Mateo Adult School in six months.  How did he do that?  He focuses on one subject at a time, moving from easiest to hardest.  He didn't do everything at once. 
Mario reads books.  This has also been a big help to him. 

Goals Maintain Motivation

He stayed motivated by thinking about his goals.  He took the SMAS College and Career Exploration Class to learn more about which career would be best for him.  He decided a career in computer science would be best for him.  He likes coding. 

Hard Work and Determination

Mario worked while he was completing his GED.  He commuted "over the hill" from Half Moon Bay for classes here at SMAS.   After he completed his GED, he continues to attend GED classes to keep his mind sharp and ready for college in January.

Forward to the Future

Congratulations to Mario on his achievement!  We wish him the best of luck in his college and career.  We know he will do well.  He has discipline, focus, and heart. 

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