Alumnus Success Story – Priscilla Baeza – in Her Own Words
My name is Priscilla Baeza. Four years ago, I walked into Fontana Adult school searching for an opportunity and a chance to change my life. On May 22, 2018, I graduated Fontana Adult School and received a High School Diploma at the age of 28. During the ceremony, I had the honor to make a speech and walk on stage. That was one of my biggest accomplishments in life.
Attending FAS has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in life because every single person involved in my process believed in me and gave me the support I needed to complete my High School credits. Attending FAS changed my life forever. It was the start of my new life and educational journey. After graduation, I enrolled to Chaffey College. I am still a full-time student. I do not work while attending college but, I am a mother of three children. I have many responsibilities and challenges that I face every day. It is not an easy task to maintain balance between student life and personal life, but with motivation and effort you can do anything you set your mind to. I am proud to say that I have a 3.8 GPA.
Throughout my journey, what I have learned is that it is never too late to go to school and no one can tell you that you can’t do something. My advice for student that are currently working on their GED’s, high school diplomas, and those who are learning a second language to move ahead in their careers is don’t give up! There will be people who try to put you down, there will be times where it gets hard and you will want to give up, but you have to look at the bigger picture. Think about your goals and always reflect back to the reasons why you are going back to school.