Langston Hughes High School’s AJC Cup winner Nicole Acevedo Rosa had many changes to get used to upon attending the Fulton County school.
In 2017, she and her family were displaced from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. While she did know English, Nicole was not accustomed to speaking or hearing it every day.
Not only did she have to relocate to a new region and enroll at a new school, but she had to adjust to speaking English all day, every day, Langston Hughes head counselor Hope Worrell explained.
Worrell said Nicole’s determination and work ethic led her to become a dual enrollment student, top five in her class and president of the school’s Student Government Association. Nicole has been extremely active in various clubs and organizations at the school and her community.
“Because of Nicole’s commitment to education and her drive to success, she has performed quite well in her dual enrollment classes at Georgia Military College,” Worrell said. “Consequently, she is a 2020 high school graduate, and a 2020 graduate of Georgia Military College. Yes, she will complete all of the required courses to be awarded an Associate Degree in May 2020!”
The Palmetto resident plans to obtain her bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University and major in architecture.
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