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Congrats Graduate 2020

Class of 2020

We are so proud of our 1st group of Bella Scholars who graduated in June 2020, in spite of the tough situation and unique difficulties they had to face due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. 


It takes commitment, resilience and determination! 

Click on their pictures to read their thoughtful insights on their College Experience.

Stacey O. Graduate 2020

Stacey O.

"College taught me the importance of being proactive about my goals and consistently working hard to achieve them."

Milton S. Graduate 2020

Milton S.

"Try any class that looks interesting to you, not just what you're majoring in. Maybe you'll discover a new passion, maybe you'll want to add a minor or a double major ... you're going to be better off with a diversified skill set."

Yolanda N. Graduate 2020

Yolanda N.

"I had a lot of fear starting college and feeling like I did not belong there but as I persevered through, I learned how I can shape my voice and reach for what I wanted."

Leung R. Graduate 2020

Rafferty L.

"College definitely has pushed my limits on how to deal with stress. I overcame it by time management and by having a support system I knew I could count on."


Moises T.

"The biggest overall lesson from my college experience was that perseverance and a thought out plan can help me push through challenges."

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Angelina M. Graduate 2020

Angelina M.

"Be open-minded about EVERYTHING.

Stop Overthinking  EVERYTHING. "


Vanessa R.

"Always be open to change!

That is the biggest overall lesson that going to college has taught me."

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Perlie D.

"The biggest overall lessons from College were:

Patience, Perseverance, and helping others in need"

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Genesis V.

"No matter where you come from you can do it if you really want to. It doesn’t matter if you are a first generation, or if English is not your first language. "

Rustie S

Rustie S.

"Don't worry about failure, use those failures as a moral lesson, because in life it's all about moving forward. (...) Accomplishments come in slow. If you ever feel like giving up! Always remember why you started."

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Soledad F.

"The importance of growth both academically and personally. Being presented with new ideas, perspectives, and accepting your mistakes shapes the person you become."

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Henry K.

"It never hurts to ask for help. Leaning on others, whether it's your friends or TAs, is priceless. This is especially important in college where schools have a lot of resources that are being funded by your tuition."

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