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Maintaining motivation: Wendy Gomez's journey to graduation

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Wendy Gomez learned that she can overcome any obstacle she puts her mind to.
No matter what obstacles Wendy faces, her motivation to overcome them prevails.

No matter what obstacles Wendy faces, her motivation to overcome them prevails. /Believe 2 Become

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“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish something.”

Wendy Gomez is involved. As a student at Central High, she was active in Peer Listening, Ignite Mentoring, Upward Bound, National Honor Society, Student Council, Health Science Early College Academy, GET Club, Girl Scouts, and soccer.

But staying so busy did not take her off track. Neither did significant roadblocks that appeared in her way. Determined to achieve, Wendy maintained her motivation through every challenge. Today, she sincerely believes that she can achieve anything she sets her mind to, despite the detours that life throws her. Wendy credits Jenn Meador, a youth advocate at Central High, with helping her through several big obstacles in her junior and senior years.

In the fall, Aquinas College will be lucky to welcome Wendy as part of the Class of 2015. She hopes to pursue a career in the medical field, and advises others to persevere to achieve their dreams. “Watch out who you hang out with, because sometimes they can bring you down,” she says. “Keep your eye on your goal, and try as hard as you can to get where you want to be.”

Check out more stories from the GRPS Class of 2011 and tell Grand Rapids students that you believe in them.


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