Franklin High Principal Juan Salas introduced senior Edith Reyes. She is senior class president and prom queen as well.
Reyes said she’s from Redway, Calif. (in Humboldt County) and came to Stockton where she said she found hope. She said she only had a handful of people helping her out, “but we did it”
Reyes want to go to college but is still debating, although she wants to study international business. She wants to talk to people, hear their stories, travel.
On being prom queen, she said it was really competitive but “I got the crown, and that’s all that matters. I hope she’s not here.” Lots of laughs on that one.
Lowder – who was born in Humboldt County also (Arcata, Calif.) suggested Reyes go to Humboldt State, where he did his undergrad work. He suggested the school’s Russian program, even though they don’t have international business.
Reyes said she’s heard from Humboldt, but appears to be leaning towards UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara or some other schools.