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Alvin Huezo

Alvin Huezo

I had lost my Dream.

Attending a school shrouded in a sub-par educational environment, I was deprived of any academic stimulus and thus ventured in search of quenching my thirst for knowledge. I became the first and only sophomore to take dual enrollment classes in hopes of actually learning, but it was still not enough. I began to conform to my surroundings and was compromising my capabilities.

Receiving the timely SAS letter in the mail was a buoy in disguise (and the closest Harry Potter experience of my life [until flying broomsticks are invented]). Not only would I take 3-4 college classes, but I would also be able to take AP courses for the first time. This was my 7-Eleven Big Gulp!

Apart from being eager to attend the nationally-recognized School for Advanced Studies, I was also anxious to transition from the bicycle-with-training-wheels that is my former high school, to the challenging unicycle demands of SAS. Demands including but not limited to: AP exams, AP assignments, college midterms and finals, and college applications.

The uncertainty of whether I was capable of succeeding at SAS was immediately subdued when I encountered the faculty. Supportive instructors and a helpful counselor were within reach along every step of my junior and senior year. Whether it was competing in chess with my math teacher, reviewing assignments with my English and social studies instructors, or applying to scholarships with the assistance of my counselor, the faculty and administrators created a friendly, welcoming environment that triggered an everyday smile on my face and guided my high school experience.

Not only did SAS produce an intellectual-intense atmosphere, but it also bestowed on me life-long friends that I will always hold dear to my heart.

Not only did SAS provide me the freedom in choosing my college classes so that I can become CPR certified through Basic Emergency Care, but also expanded my musicianship through Jazz Improvisation I & II, where I was exposed to virtuoso performances through the “Jazz at Wolfson Presents” series.
Not only did SAS prepare a first-generation, low-income, single-parent-household student for any college; it prepared me for a top university.

SAS was the catalyst for me to Dream, imparting the resources and guidance needed to turn my Dreams into a reality.

I am honored and forever grateful for the tremendous impact of the SAS Dream Factory.

Alvin Huezo
SAS Wolfson Campus, Class of 2017
Emory University, Class of 2021

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