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The Students Stand Alone: First Bright Futures Cohort Prepares for College Graduation

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This spring, in venues brimming with people, radiating with love, and reverberating with cheers, after seven years of relentless, grueling work - eight Bright Futures Park City students will take the easiest walk of their lives. 

Cloaked in academic regalia, they’ll cluster with their cohort up the aisle and form an orderly line with classmates.

And then…

Lindsay Carreto…. 

Jenifer Celestino…. 

Isaac Cortes… 

Cristopher Mora-Rubio… 

Ashely Nava...

Heidy Onofre Hernandez… 

Ramsey Rea...

Yetzza Sanchez... 

will hear their names called. 

They’ll separate as they step forward. 

And they will become the first in their families to ever navigate this path: they will walk, alone and unobstructed, across the stage to receive their hard-won college diplomas -- and step into their futures. 

The students express confounded disbelief when they think about this moment. The easy walk across the stage - paved by thousands of days, working doggedly through countless barriers, roadblocks, detours, heavy ceilings, and slippery floors. All of it, they say, seems eclipsed as the finish line rises, glowing, into view. 

 


 

Los Estudiantes se Quedan Solos: La Primera Cohorte de Futuros Brillantes se Prepara para la Graduación Universitaria
 

Esta primavera, en lugares que rebosan de gente, que irradian amor y que resuenan con ovaciones, después de siete años de trabajo implacable y agotador, siete estudiantes del programa Futuros Brillantes de Park City darán el paso más fácil de sus vidas. 

Ataviados con las galas académicas, se agruparán con su cohorte en el pasillo y formarán una fila ordenada con sus compañeros.

Y entonces...

Lindsay Carreto…. 

Jenifer Celestino…. 

Isaac Cortes… 

Cristopher Mora-Rubio… 

Ashely Nava...

Heidy Onofre Hernandez… 

Ramsey Rea...

Yetzza Sanchez... 

...escucharán sus nombres. 

Se separarán al dar un paso adelante. 

Y se convertirán en los primeros de sus familias en recorrer este camino: caminarán, solos y sin obstáculos, por la tarima para recibir sus diplomas universitarios, ganados con tanto esfuerzo, y darán un paso hacia su futuro. 

Los estudiantes expresan su incredulidad cuando piensan en este momento. El fácil camino a través del escenario - pavimentado por miles de días, trabajando tenazmente a través de innumerables barreras, bloqueos, desvíos, techos pesados y suelos resbaladizos. Todo ello, dicen, parece eclipsado cuando la línea de meta se eleva, resplandeciente, a la vista. 

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