I began to #LoveSpanish 16 years after I had learned it. I grew up in a biracial household until I was 6 years old and was then soley raised by my Puerto Rican family. My childhood was colorful and largely based on family. However, I struggled largely because, being an Afro-Latina, I am the darkest in my family. Dark has never been beautiful in my home and I was bullied by the only family I'd ever known. I was incredibly ashamed of my skin color and refused to speak Spanish because my family... See More
Español: Un tesoro valiosoHace catorce años que puse mi pie en este país por primera vez. Sabiéndome comunicar con solamente una tímida sonrisa, empecé el curso ESL en el segundo año de primaria. Aún recuerdo cada mañana que mi clase y yo nos asomábamos por la ventana mientras mi maestra Reilly Clara nos dirigía en el canto, “Todas las mañanas que entra por mi ventana el Señor Sol, doy gracias a Dios por otro día más. Hoy como... See More
The reason why I love Spanish,Both my parents were hard working Central American immigrants who were able to prove to everyone that they truly lived the American Dream. Despite the huge barrier of surviving through Nicaragua's civil war, immigrating to the United States, and learning English as a second language, they were able to persevere in a country that was not theirs and become owners of businesses that contributed to... See More
The #LoveSpanish Scholarship is open to any middle school, high school, college, graduate, or adult education student who is 13 or older.
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