Maria Gonzalez is a senior who has attended Charles Wright Academy since Kindergarten. Throughout her time at Charles Wright, she developed friendships and was inspired by her teachers to help others to affect social change. In the past year, Gonzalez voiced her beliefs at the United Nations.
Q: What piece of advice do you have for other students?
A: “Don’t be afraid to talk to your teachers. They are there to help you. I could never have gotten through without their support.”
Q: How did you cultivate such a passion for social change?
A: “I am passionate about these issues because I have had a really solid foundation in my classes.”
Q: Can you give me an example of how your classes gave you the foundation for such passionate work?
A: “In Ms. Sparrow’s 20th Century History class, we read a book called Enrique’s Journey. Being in that class allowed me to engage in discourse with my classmates, which is something that I wanted to do more of!”
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to share?
A: “I want to say thank you to Charles Wright for being so supportive of me. I wouldn’t have gotten through this year without having their support.”
*Read more about Maria’s story in the next issue of TIES Magazine*