Graduating from UNLV
2011 Alumna is Now a UNLV Graduate
Hello Dr. Wendi and John Hawk,
It’s Ama Tran, from class of 2011. I am letting you know that I will be graduating from UNLV on December 15! Thank you for making my transition to college easier and opening up opportunities I would not have had otherwise. I was not doing well in traditional high school due to cultural barriers and NSHS really helped improve my quality of life.
I could have graduated from UNLV earlier instead of taking 5.5 years to complete, but I decided to take the extra time to pick up a minor, study abroad, take at lot of self-enrichment classes (I have 189 credits and have been going full time the entire time), have 2 internships, and volunteer extensively (I also got sick which held me back a semester). I learned a lot about myself and picked up new interests.
I am a bit sad about graduating but excited for what the future holds. I will be going to grad school in the next few years, probably to become Physician Assistant once get my application materials in order and make myself more competitive. Have a good winter break and keep doing your good work! Also,congrats on opening up a second NSHS location!