My name is Carlos Lopez Raya, I am 13 years old and I was born in Mexico.

I came to the United States when I was two years old. I am the oldest of four

and I want to have a happy family and become a surgeon.

 

I applied for the Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship in 2018 and 2019 and I was accepted both times. I attended the HCPSS Summer Institute.

 

The program benefited me because it helped me to concentrate more in my classes. It helped me to gain knowledge so I can be successful in my classes. It helped me to get better at math. Math is not my strength, but I got better at it.

 

English is my favorite subject and at the summer program they taught us to improve our grammar and to be better writers.

 

The program helped me build courage so I can speak up in all my classes and share my knowledge. Now I can participate and contribute in class discussions.

 

I am very thankful for the opportunity that the Carlessia Hussein Minority Scholarship gave me.

 

                                                                                 --- Carlos Lopez Raya