Victoria has been in this country since she was a year old. She had to assume responsibility for caring for her younger siblings when her mother had to return to Mexico to attend to her sick grandmother, knowing she would be unable to return. She took some college-level classes and maintained straight A’s, graduating seventh in her high school class. Of the many activities she participated in, she considers her school’s It’s Academic team the most meaningful. Victoria wants to be a Physician Assistant and will earn her Associate’s degree at Frederick Community College before transferring to a four-year university.