Angel P.

Angel P.

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More About Me

Community: Santa Lucia
Grade: 9th
Birthday: 08/06/2004
Favorite Subject: Mathematics

Dream: Chef

Biography: My name is Angel. I live in Ciudad Vieja. Since I was a child, I have liked to study and go to school. I like to make friends and play soccer with my peers. One of my dreams is to be a chef because I love to cook. I also want to have my own restaurant. I know that I must continue studying to achieve success, because if I graduate, I can change my living condition. When I’m on vacation from school, I work at a coffee plantation. I use the money I make to buy school supplies. In school, my favorite subject is math because it helps me to think and reason. I will study as much as I can because in the future, I want to help my mom financially so that she doesn’t have to work.

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