“It’s amazing,” revealed Megan Wilson, age 17, when asked about graduating in January. She absolutely beamed with delight, ready to move on with her life.
Two years ago, Megan came to CCCS hoping to make a change. The other schools she had attended had been overcrowded. She stated, “It is way better here. There are more opportunities to get my work done.” She attributed her success to having access to tutors and, more importantly, working one-on-one and talking with her teacher.
Megan’s most memorable moment was when she volunteered at Camp Ross Relles last semester for Service Learning credit. Camping had been fun because the students had gotten to know each other through various activities. She fondly recollected the picture game where everybody, including the staff, chose specific pictures that matched how they felt about their past, present, and future.
Megan’s advice to other students is: “Take advantage of the tutors and the one-on-one with the teachers to get good grades and make something of yourself.”
Thanks go to Megan for taking time for this interview with such short notice and to Jena Davlin for taking such a wonderful photograph.