Adelina Perez, Albuquerque NM
Hey guys! So I've been thinking about this question for days and I feel like I can't just chose one person because I have many people to thank for my accomplishments, however there are two people I'd like to recognize and definitely claim them as my role models.
The first person is my mom. She's always been my adviser and has always pushed me to do my finest. There aren't enough words to describe what she means to me and how much she's done for me. She supports what I do and encourages me to do my best. My mother seriously has a gift with life. She is one of the most genuine people I will ever come across in my life and I am so lucky that she's my mother. She's a teacher and she really has a gift with people and children. Just by observing her at work I can tell there's something special about her, not to mention all of the personal experiences with her. She's above and beyond and definitely my wonder woman.
The second person I'd like to recognize is my troupe director- Chris Gonzales. This man seriously has a gift. His program appealed to me before I was even out of middle school and he's a main reason why I'm so hugely passionate about thespians and theatre. It's gracing to see how many people love him and are so comfortable being around him. All of the students flock around him; poor guy can't even spend lunch alone! I am so glad that he is my troupe director because he taught us the art of theatre and how to appreciate it. Bernalillo is such a small community, and because so, we have to make do with what we have. He's taught us how to be independent and given us so many real world skills that I could never thank him enough for all he's done.
Of course there are many more people I look up to, but these are the two main people who have impacted my life so greatly that I couldn't go without acknowledging them.