Perla Marilu Avila-Montoya
Hello, I am Perla, the recipient of this year's Annie R. Mitchell Scholarship. I am beyond thankful for receiving this scholarship. I am majoring education to be a 6th grade teacher, transferring to Fresno State in the fall. I was inspired to be a teacher because when I was a Scicon counselor in high school, I loved working with the 6th graders. Also, when I started in the Mini Corps Program through COS I knew the right path. Through this program I was placed at a school and worked tutoring migrant students. Just watching students grow and improve throughout the school year and knowing that the kids were able to reach their goals.