UA South Representatives!
The University of Arizona South selected Emily Tinoco, Arianna Buchanan, and Neeila Borquez to attend the annual HACU National Capitol Forum in Washington, D.C. All are highly motivated and passionate about higher education, and take initiative to support and advocate for others. They are actively involved in their school and community, and have an interest in learning how government works. While at the Forum, each student wrote blog posts describing their experiences. Come along on their journey and read their posts!
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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
As for the meetings with our representatives, I believe I can speak on behalf of the rest of my peers when I express the immense gratitude I have for this entire experience. As silly as it may sound, today’s events brought a sense of reality to me and realized that the senators and representatives are actual pictures not only figures to our states.They have the power to influence change and accommodations for the greater good and I am please to have taken a part of today’s participation. Their responses and approaches flourished with admirable public speaking skills and an intellectual manner of communication. They expressed their thoughts and support toward topics we felt need more awareness and change. Today will truly be a memorable one for me. We appreciate everybody’s time and effort that helped make this experience possible.
Today was my last day at this amazing place. Having the opportunity to meet with the representatives of my state was very significant for me. Yes, I understand that the power to change this country doesn’t relied on me, but, I do have the power to plant a seed that would lead to future roots and positivity.
Our last day in DC. We had a full day of conferences and meetings at the Capitol. I was really nervous, I did not what to expect. After so many weeks preparing our topics to talk with our representatives of Arizona and cochise county the day finally came. We were able to talk with Ana Kirkpatrick, she is really supportive with HSI, STEM, and any other education topic. Also, we went to Raul Grijalva office. Unfortunately, he was not there. However, one of his representatives on the education sector received us. We shared our point of views and request about education and youth. They informed us that Mr. Grijalva is part of HSI and is one of the biggest supporters. The meetings went great! I loved the professional and supportive environment !
Monday, April 1, 2019
Having the opportunity to learn, grow, and get inspired are some of the best feeling I can have. Today, during the given conferences those feelings were accomplished. Definitely one of my best experiences ever. Thank you for letting me continue feeding my hunger for higher education; for personal inspiration and motivation.
We are finally back home! It was a amazing trip, my first time in a plane. My fist time in Washington. It is a life changing experience...
Hello all, my name is Arianna Buchanan from the rural and united city, San Luis, Arizona. I am nineteen years old and a junior at the Uni...
Saturday, March 30th- Throughout our flights we observed glimpses of cities such as Denver and St. Louis. We were amazed by the white coat ...
Sunday, March 31 Our second day consisted of site-seeing the historic monuments around Washington D.C. As shown in the picture, we walked...