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Student of The Week 02/07/2018
 
Photo courtesy: Antonio José Garcia
 

By Brandon Rivera
Bmrivera@lavozcolorado.com
 
02/07/2018

PROFILE

Antonio Jose Garcia is a senior at East High School who currently holds a 4.44 GPA. Garcia is active in the community as he is on the Board of Directors for the Young African & Latino Leaders, on the Cafe Cultura Youth Council, is part of the Latino Students United Club at East, and a danzante (dancer) with Grupo de Danza Azteca Huitzilopochtli. 

FAVORITE BOOK

Bless Me Ultima

FAVORITE SUBJECT

Sociology 

FAVORITE MOVIE 

Blood in Blood Out

FAVORITE MUSIC

Chicano Rock (Mana, Malo, Santana, etc.)

FUTURE CAREER

Executive Director or President of an Non-Profit Organization 

HERO 

Grandfather (Social worker and prominent leader in the Chicano Movement)

FAVORITE HOBBY

Danza Azteca/Mexika 

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook to keep in touch with family

WORDS TO LIVE BY 

“Family is the only true wealth in life” and “Don’t live life, devour it!”

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 

Garcia volunteers his time at Breaking our Chains, an NPO that helps communities of color.

WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IMPORTANT?

“To better society & achieve equity and equality.”

IF I COULD CHANGE THE WORLD I WOULD…

“Break down the systematic forms of oppression that communities of color face such as the school-to-prison pipeline.”

MY COLLEGE OF CHOICE

“The University of California at Berkley, and I have been accepted to New Mexico State University.”

 

 

 

 

 
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