I felt on top of the world when they called my name at Roosevelt High School’s Senior Award Banquet. I also couldn’t believe it. I was caught off guard because this is my very first year of teaching. I had an overwhelming feeling of joy and appreciation for my students, the students who voted for […]Read More
My life changed at 15 years old. My aunt told me he was no longer with us. When I was a freshman at Fresno High, my father was deported to Mexico. My dad was such an inspiration to me first, he was gone physically and a year later, he was gone forever. How much more […]Read More
Samaria Simpson, $10,000 Foundation for Fresno Unified Schools, and Giving Tuesday scholarship winner!
I didn’t know how this was going to happen. I grew up quickly in life! In elementary school, my grandmother and my best friend passed away, and my mom was diagnosed with diabetes. I saw her struggle trying to manage it, which landed her in the hospital. I learned to help her by testing her […]Read More