GRADUATION SUCCESS STORY: Egg Harbor Township Resident Never Stopped Asking Questions to Succeed
May 19, 2014
Ines Rosales, 19, of Egg Harbor Township, was the first in her family to attend college in the United States. This was not an easy task, and proved a large challenge for her. Both her parents had attended college, but in Honduras. Rosales said, “I overcame these challenges by asking questions and never stopped asking until I understood every single part of it.”
Well, it’s safe to say she found that understanding, as she went on to become president of the Student Government Association, as well as secretary at the Future Teachers of America Club. She also put together a holiday activity for the Boys & Girls Club and held a Hero Campaign event. By being given the opportunity to volunteer at a lot of local events, it opened doors for her to meet very important people that can help her in her future.
When asked how she has changed since attending Atlantic Cape, she said, “I’ve become more mature, and since I represent the student body I no longer make issues about ‘ME,’ but instead ‘US’.”
Her philosophy for success is “whatever you do, do it with excellence.” She will no doubt apply that toward her career goal of becoming a special education teacher, as well as learning sign language, while attending school at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.
In 5 to 10 years, you will find Ines Rosales as a successful teacher working her way up the rungs of the education system’s ladder.
“Graduating from Atlantic Cape means being giving an opportunity to start somewhere, taking full advantage of that opportunity, and creating a successful career out of it.”