Alex P.

Alex P.


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More About Me

Community: Cerritos
Grade: 6th
Birthday: 9/4/2007
Favorite Subject: Natural Science

Dream: Police Officer

Biography: I am Alex and I am 12 years old. I live in Cerritos. My dad does farming for a living and my mom is a laborer. My parents did not have the oportunity to go to school. That’s the reason why they don’t have a stable job or a steady income. However, they believe in education and that is why they support us, so that my siblings and I can continue studying. When I grow up, I want to be a police officer. I want to graduate, work, and be able to buy a house and cars for my family. I know that studying will allow me to have a better quality of life and that would make me very happy. I like to play soccer with my friends. On the weekends we go to church with my family. I have a dog named Tay. I love going to school because that’s where I learn to draw.

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