March Student Spotlight: Meet Abril

March 27, 2023

Meet Abril, a first-grade student at Immaculate Conception School in Yuma, AZ. She loves swimming and making new friends at the park. Abril enjoys gymnastics, dance classes and performing on-stage. When she grows up, she wants to be a teacher.

Abril is pictured with her mom, Lorenia. Lorenia, works at the Hospice of Yuma as a bereavement counselor. She provides provide 1:1 grief support by working with loss of spouse, child and parent support groups.

She was so thankful for the scholarship from the Arizona Leadership Foundation, that she wanted to share her story with us.

“I’m a single mom and head of household, so having this scholarship from the Arizona Leadership Foundation really makes an impact for me and my family. This allows me to provide the best education for Abril. Receiving the Arizona Leadership Foundation Scholarship, has tremendously impacted my family in a way that I can’t even explain. I didn’t know that I could offer my daughter the best education just by applying for scholarship aid. We really appreciate ALF for allowing us to continue fulfill all our educational goals and set my daughter up for success.”

Abril’s teacher, Mrs. Moreno, described her student this way: “Abril is a sweet little girl with a positive attitude, who also likes to participate in class.”

About Immaculate Conception School:
Immaculate Conception School is a Catholic parochial school located in Yuma, Arizona that started in 1930 by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity from Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The school is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association. Our student body is 240 from Preschool through 8th grade for the present school year.

The religious foundation provided through the Catholic Church is integrated in the academic curriculum. Immaculate Conception Catholic School addresses the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, aesthetic, and emotional growth and well-being of each student. The school also respects and celebrates the cultural and ethnic diversity of all members of the school community.

Immaculate Conception School appreciates Arizona Leadership Foundation for all the support it has given to the school families. It is always a pleasure to hear positive comments from parents of scholarship recipients when they receive their support. Immaculate Conception School is so blessed to work with an organization like ALF that supports, cares and has a big heart for our school community.