Student Success Stories

Chris Perez

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County: Nassau

When Christopher first moved to Fernandina Beach from Miami in 1996, he was the only Hispanic student in his 5th grade class. Even though this transition was difficult, Christopher managed to overcome the cultural barriers and worked hard at school where his efforts were recognized by his middle school guidance counselor. Christopher was recommended for the Take Stock in Children Program and entered the program in 7th grade. After graduating from high school in 2004, he attended Florida Community College in Jacksonville where he received his A.A. with honors and was on the president’s list. He is a recent graduate of The University of North Florida and is pursuing a graduate degree while making time to be a volunteer alumnus speaker on behalf of Take Stock in Children.
When Christopher first moved to Fernandina Beach from Miami in 1996, he was the only Hispanic student in his 5th grade class. Even though this transition was difficult, Christopher managed to overcome the cultural barriers and worked hard at school where his efforts were recognized by his middle school guidance counselor. Christopher was recommended for the Take Stock in Children Program and entered the program in 7th grade. After graduating from high school in 2004, he attended Florida Community College in Jacksonville where he received his A.A. with honors and was on the president’s list. He is a recent graduate of The University of North Florida and is pursuing a graduate degree while making time to be a volunteer alumnus speaker on behalf of Take Stock in Children.
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