Noel N.

November 01, 2014

San Miguel High School
Class of 2015

As a young child, I always felt I was destined for great struggle and little triumph.  I grew up in a small,  two bedroom trailer with five other people.  I was raised by my single mother. As an elementary school student , I was picked on for my height and because my father was not present in my life.

However, my viewpoint changed in high school. San Miguel High School gave me hope for my future; a future wherein the change I want to see is achievable. That change was getting my priorities straight and achieving my dreams. My high school allowed me to envision attendance at a four year university as a viable option for my post-high school life.  San Miguel has also shaped me in the sense that I have developed a strong work ethic, as well as a deep determination to succeed.

San Miguel has evoked a deep sense of community; I enjoy doing things in order to improve my community, rather than focusing only on myself. As a result of this community service, I feel that my calling is to give back to my community; I want to do this by serving as a public defender. I understand that as a public defender, one must defend any given person in a court case regardless of the accusations they are facing or their background. This means one has to have the ultimate amount of love for human beings, as well as their community, in order to be a public defender. In order to become a public defender,  I will have to attend an extra four years of schooling in a law program and continue to maintain excellent grades.

The Arizona Leadership Foundation proudly provides scholarship assistance to private schools and Lexie’s Law schools throughout Arizona with no preference to religious or political affiliation. We believe parents should have a choice when it comes to the education of their children! The Arizona Leadership Foundation is able to offer scholarships through Arizona’s Corporate Income Tuition Tax Credit (CTC) Scholarship Program and the Disabled/Displaced Corporate Income Tax Credit Program. These Arizona programs are education plans designed to help Low-Income families and families with Disabled/Displaced children obtain the best education for their children.

San Miguel High School is a private Catholic, Lasallian school located on the south side of Tucson. San Miguel is a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools, designed to offer a unique, academic and work-oriented program for ambitious students.  San Miguel exists solely to educate children of the working poor, regardless of religious affiliation.  By the end of four years at San Miguel, graduates are ready to enter a university environment with confidence in their educational preparedness and a determination to succeed in their chosen field. San Miguel’s vision is college graduation and career success for every graduate.