Our Stories: Diego, Scholar (2020)

Diego has been in this country for the last eight years with his mother and two younger brothers. Diego maintained exceptional grades while working nearly full time and participating in multiple activities. As a freshman, he learned lacrosse at the invitation of one of his teachers who was forming a team and sees it as an example that, by putting his mind to it and working hard, he can accomplish goals that initially seem difficult to attain. Diego plans to study civil engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park and says that his proudest moment when he took the oath to become a U.S. citizen in early 2020.