Photos by: Carol Cardwell
Everyday I strive to help those around me. I find great satisfaction in being able to brighten someone's day and make them smile. Currently I am the secretary of Durango High School's Key Club, our goal as a club is to contribute to our community and give our time to help other people. I help to organize events and places for the club to meet and where to send our members. I can honestly say that I love it because it brings me so much joy when we are able to serve at our local Mana Soup Kitchen or volunteer in school district events such as dinners and festivals. I also love this club because I am able to spend time with my friends and benefit the people around me at the same time.
I am also very fortunate to have a loving family that supports me in my goals and actions. I have two sisters, one being my twin and the other a three month baby. I love them with my whole heart and everyday they bring me so much joy and laughter. My mom has also been a huge influence in my life. She always tells me to strive for my best, and tells me I am capable of anything. Because of my family and my future, I am determined to go to college. It is important for me to go to college because I want to pursue a career that I love and make my family proud. My sister and I would be the first in our family to attend college and to me that means everything.