Watch out world, here comes the newest graduate. My pagumankon (niece) has graduated. Two years ago she received her two year Associates Degree. Now, two years later, she has completed and passed the entire four year program earning her a Bachelor’s Degree! The first in our family to do so! The degree is in computer science by the way, one of the most challenging courses. I am so very, very proud of her and am also proud to announce to the world her accomplishment. She has set an example, not only for her family, but also for all young women everywhere that if you put your mind to it you can achieve success.
How did she do this? First she had a dream. She dared to dream that she could earn a degree. Then she believed in that dream. She was willing to make the sacrifices needed to realize that dream. She had no idea how she would pay for all this but she set out in faith that all would come together. With a little financial help she was on her way. There were struggles along the way of course. Like the time she was hospitalized and had to spend her school money to save her life. That didn’t stop her though. She kept on going. Finally, on April 15th 2012, she happily received her degree. Accomplishments like this don’t come easy but she was tough enough to see it through. That’s why I say “watch out world”. I have all the confidence in the world that this young woman is going to accomplish even more great things in her life.
Here she is, Ma. Cristina M. Ligaray. Our graduate.
Doesn’t she look gwapa? That’s because she is. There’s nothing more I can say then that I am extremely proud of her. Cristina, you go girl!