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Ogden High School student Asusena Garcia Estrada stands outside the school on Saturday September 18, 2021 (Harrison Epstein, Standard Examiner)

Harrison Epstein, Standard Examiner

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Ogden High School student Asusena Garcia Estrada stands outside the school on Saturday September 18, 2021 (Harrison Epstein, Standard Examiner)

Harrison Epstein, Standard Examiner

OGDEN – Hard work, dedication and time management. Asusena Garcia Estrada has goals for the future and knows what it will take to achieve them. The Ogden high school student received honors from the College Board’s National Recognition Programs. When Estrada applied, she didn’t think too much about it. But after receiving the recognition, she realized its value.

“I am proud of myself and I make my parents proud because they provided me with this, they did so for me to have a good education. I’m doing my best to be successful, not just for my parents but also for myself, ”she said.

Estrada was recognized by the Ogden School Board at its meeting on Thursday. The program was designed to provide opportunities for “underrepresented students,” according to the College Board’s website.

Estrada and the other recipients nationwide all have a GPA of over 3.5, have performed well on one of many standardized tests, and fall into the “under-represented groups.” Estrada is a first generation Spanish-American.

“We are delighted that our student has earned this recognition. We are very proud of her for this achievement in class and for her College Board assessments, ”Ogden High School principal Shauna Haney said of Estrada in a press release. “These programs help students from under-represented backgrounds stand out among colleges when it comes to admissions.”

Estrada aims to attend the University of Utah once she says she gets her ACT score by a few more points. Utah has jumped to the top of its list of universities because of its opportunities for students looking to break into medical fields.

She is currently working to become a certified nursing assistant. From there, she plans to become a labor and delivery nurse before, perhaps, becoming an obstetrician. For now, Estrada spends her time after school working at Arby.

With shifts that extend into the night, Estrada said this led to getting up earlier in the morning to complete homework. Developing your time management skills and figuring out how to make it all happen is key to Estrada’s continued success, especially after a year of blended learning.

“I struggled with online school because I love learning in person; it helps me more. With the online school I felt like I was going back a bit, but in the end I got my motivation back, ”Estrada said. “I love school, I love doing all the work, and I felt like when we were doing school online I didn’t get the full experience.”

It wasn’t until the end of the school year that Estrada felt she had mastered school online and how to make the most of it by doing everything she could to stay positive about her and her schoolwork. -same.

Estrada’s teachers have played an important role in her journey of self-improvement and clarity. She named Natalie Day, a technical and vocational education science teacher, and Todd Scott, who teaches the humanities, as two people who have helped her succeed and grow.

“They’ve always encouraged me to do better and they’re still watching me and they’re like friends,” she said. “Whenever I go to class with them, I’m always happy to be there.”

This recognition is a first step. It is an acknowledgment of the work she has done so far and a sign of what is to come. So for now, she’s just grateful for the honor – and eagerly awaits everything to follow.

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