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7 Bright Futures Students Are 2024 College Graduates!

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The hard work of getting to and through college is complete for 7 Bright Futures Park City students! CONGRATULATIONS to Camilla Bobadilla, Gracie Burnam, Evelyn Chautla, Alexis Montalvo, Argelia Nava, Sadie Ortiz, and Gio Peña! 

Take a look at what they say they're working on next...

Camilla Bobadilla → University of Utah, Summer 2024 | PCHS 2020
Major → Kinesiology 
Post Graduation Plan → Applying to PA and medical school
Clubs/Extracurriculars → Worked at Huntsman Cancer Institute for four years

Gracie Burnam → Utah State University, May 2024 | PCHS 2020
Major → Criminal Justice and Victim Advocacy 
Post-Graduation Plan → Victim Advocacy Internship & Job Search

Bright Futures → “My Bright Futures experience has been nothing but positivity and newfound trajectories for success! I joined this program in my early years of high school when I felt like I didn’t have a bright future ahead of me and when I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. But when I joined BF, my negative mindset changed and I finally felt like I had a future I looked forward to. Bright Futures helped me follow a sense of direction while holding me accountable to believe in myself. Bright Futures gave me hope that as a first-generation student, I would find success and go to college no matter the obstacles. 

Bright Futures let me fall in love with my criminal justice major and is allowing me to pursue that because they know anything is possible. Especially with Bright Futures by my side. Being on the verge of graduation is a bittersweet feeling because we’re nearing the end of the program, but I know that I made long-lasting connections with the Bright Futures team and community forever. I know they’ll always be there for me regardless if I’m in college or not. Safe to say I had the best experience with Bright Futures! ❤️”

Evelyn Chautla → Westminster College, May 2024 | PCHS 2020
Major → Public Health | Minor: Spanish
Post-Graduation Plan → Take a break & continue working on my career 
Clubs/Extracurriculars → Raices Unidas, First Scholars (Legacy) 

Bright Futures → “Bright Futures has been a big support system for me. They’ve helped me graduate high school and now I get to graduate college, too. As a first-generation student, I appreciate all the guidance they gave me.”

Alexis Montalvo → University of Utah Honors College, May 2024 | PCHS 2020
Major → Finance 
Post Graduation Plan → Full-time Analyst at JPMorgan Chase 
Clubs  → ALPFA, First-Gen Opportunity Scholars 

Bright Futures → “I have been part of Bright Futures since my sophomore year and I can vouch that it’s an amazing program that has always been there for me and supported me throughout every step of my college journey. Thank you to everyone for believing in me and my dreams.” 

Argelia Nava → Utah State University, May 2024 
Major Elementary Education(PCHS 2020)
Post-Graduation Plan → Student teaching and teaching position - hopefully in or near Park City. 

Bright Futures → “Bright Futures was an amazing support system while in college! They provided guidance, and advice – and aided me financially, which allowed me to focus solely on my education!” 

Sadie Ortiz → University of Utah, May 2024 | PCHS 2019
Major → Ethnic Studies | Minor: Accounting 
Post-Graduation Plan → Private Accountant, Law School 
Clubs/Extracurriculars → Union Programming Council. Associated Students of the University of Utah
Association of Latino Professionals for America, Alternative Break Board Member, Alternative Break Site Leader, Utah Prison Education Project Intern

Bright Futures → “While I did not always align or agree with everything about the Bright Futures program, it was a very important part of my journey. The support and readiness I was given before even leaving Park City was crucial.” 

Gio Peña → Weber State, May 2024  | PCHS 2020
Major → Radiologic Technologist 
Post-Graduation Plan → Radiation Therapy Program (B.S.)
Clubs/Extracurriculars → Peer Mentor for Access and Diversity, Peer Mentor for First-year Experience
Men of Color Club, Wildcat Scholars Program, Upward Bound Program, First-Generation Club

Bright Futures → “I am beyond grateful to be part of an exceptional program that values students' success. I have nothing but good things to say about the Bright Futures program. The program is very inclusive and being surrounded with mentors, and students helped encourage me to continue to seek higher education. The program has also helped me develop meaningful relationships.” 

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