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Nov 02 2022

Student Spotlight: Samuel

Student Spotlight

Project Graduate Student: Samuel

Hello, my name is Ekue, but I go by Samuel. I am 24 years old, and I am from Togo, a country located in West Africa. I only have one sister. I completed high school in my country in 2016 and had a great opportunity to travel to the United States.

My experience at the Literacy Alliance has been great. First, I was warmly welcomed; everybody was so nice. The class was very interesting and enjoyable because everybody was participating. We have also had an amazing teacher who helps us through our struggles.

After I started attending class at The Literacy Alliance, I realized I could recall all the things I learned in high school. After a short time, I noticed an improvement in my grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension in general.

“…you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it and work hard on it.”

Once I obtain my HSE diploma, I plan to enroll in a two-year nursing program and begin a career in the nursing field. In sum, I see myself employed in 3 years as a nurse. The only way to reach that goal is by being consistent with my studies, reaching out for help when needed, and focusing on practicing a lot. And it is also good to remember that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it and work hard on it.

I am grateful for having the opportunity to attend the Literacy Alliance and for all the support I’ve been provided by my teacher Ms. Amy and site coordinator Ms. Melanee. I want to encourage everybody planning to attend class at The Literacy Alliance not to hesitate because it is a great place with everything you need to succeed.

Samuel passed the HiSET test and received his HSE diploma in 2022.

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