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Finding Inspiration at Legacy Early College, 2023 Valedictorian

“I was looking at the people in my life who were really successful, and one of them is Mr. Brown, who was a CPA. So then I thought, accounting is a gen ed course, and I went ahead and took that to see how it is. I think it was the hardest class I’ve ever taken, but it was really fun. I got a good grade and thought, ‘Ok, I’ve got the hang of this.’ Now I want to see how people do this in real life. I knew Mr. Brown had a firm, so I asked him about an internship.”

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Legacy Spotlight on Jayden Williams

Legacy alumnus Jayden Williams' love of writing began with creating short stories and poems in 7th grade.

"One day, I got the idea of writing a book," he said.

Ms. Kumar proved to be a great encourager, though, not only academically but personally as well. Her influence seeped into the pages of Jayden's book, which was still growing. 

In 10th grade, his hard work paid off. Slaying the Spirit of Fear got published.

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Alex Mills, Legacy Graduate, Now Teaches and Coaches at Alma Mater

Alex Mills, who graduated in Legacy Early College High School’s first graduating class of 2014, said he came home when he returned to Legacy as the middle school’s basketball coach and a keyboard teacher of seventh and eighth graders.

“I knew this is what I wanted to do,” he said. “I love what I do. I don’t look at it as a job. I look at it as a mentorship,” adding the scholars “need more positive role models.”

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Hispanic Alliance works to strengthen the Hispanic Community

“Education, health, financial stability, and legal aid comprise the four pillars of the Hispanic Alliance,” said Alvarado. Its partnership with Legacy supports its education pillar through providing mentors and other educational programs. The Alliance also helps Legacy parents with events such as healthy cooking classes, vaccination sites and workshops providing legal information in various areas.  

“We focus on providing a bridge between the growing Hispanic population and the resources available,” said Adela Mendoza, the Alliance’s executive director and a Legacy board member.

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