Our Stories: Joana, Scholar (2015)

Joana is a  Portuguese immigrant who worked throughout high school as well as served as student council president and won the state of Virginia DECA competition.  In her senior year, she had mono for several months, but maintained a 4.0 GPA, remained a member of the varsity volleyball team, and worked at a winery and at the Fauquier County Department of Economic Development.  She plans to study economics at the University of Virginia.