Gilman Scholar Speaks @ SHS

Laura Guerra, 2012 SHS Graduate

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Laura Guerra currently attends the University of Dallas

Laura Guerra is a 2014 Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Recipient. She spent the fall 2014 semester studying in Rome, Italy. She visited Sharyland High School on Friday, January 16th and spoke to more than 200 students about breaking through barriers, pursuing their dreams, and how to be successful at college. She also shared her experiences as a Gilman Scholar spending the fall semester in Rome, Italy and traveling extensively throughout Europe.
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College Success Tips

Things I learned @ College

Laura told SHS students several important tips that she learned as a freshmen at the University of Dallas. Never be afraid to ask for help; be ready to adapt to unexpected situations; prioritize your health; manage your time wisely; and stay in touch with family and friends via short visits, text messages, Google Hangouts, or photos and letter writing.
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Laura with Mrs. Liza Cantu

"I learned so much in AP English with Mrs. Cantu. As I was traveling through London and various places in Europe. I was able to think about Shakespeare and the great classic authors that she taught us about. I'm so grateful to her and my many wonderful SHS teachers!"
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Mr. de la Fuente and Laura

"Mr. de la Fuente was my English teacher when I started at SHS. He had a great personality and made everyone feel right at home in his class. He still has the same awesome smile."
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