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Jorge Salmeron advocates with energy and admiration for his students at Durant HS!

Making a difference for migrant students at Durant High School

March 22, 2016

Durant High School’s Migrant Advocate Jorge Salmeron has literally traveled the same roads as his students.  While growing up, he spent his school years moving from Michigan to Florida, then back again with his family.  As the produce seasons would begin or end, they would pack up and go where the next crops were ready to be harvested.  Jorge estimates that he went to about 12 or 14 schools from elementary to high school.  He absolutely understands what his migrant students go through during their school years, and he knows that the reality for farmworkers is that school can be a challenging, frustrating, and emotionally stressful situation for them.  He is adamant that they can overcome those challenges and become successful, just like he did.  The words respect, determination, and compassion will come to mind when you read this in-depth story about Jorge and his students that was published originally in the Plant City Observer.  http://bitly.com/HCPSnewsdesk


El asesor de inmigrantes de la escuela secundaria Durant ha viajado literalmente los mismos caminos que sus estudiantes. Mientras crecía, pasó sus años escolares viajando con su familia entre Michigan y la Florida. Dependiendo de la temporada agrícola, su familia empacaba y se mudaba a donde la siembra estuviera lista para ser cosechada. Jorge calcula haber asistido a aproximadamente 14 escuelas diferentes entre la primaria y la secundaria. Él entiende absolutamente bien los obstáculos que sus estudiantes atraviesan durante el año y sabe que la realidad para los campesinos inmigrantes es que la educación escolar puede ser frustrante y estresante. Él insiste que ellos pueden vencer todos esos obstáculos y llegar a triunfar como él lo hizo. Respeto, determinación y compasión serán las palabras que le llegarán a su mente cuando usted lea la conmovedora historia publicada en el Plant City Observer acerca de Jorge y sus estudiantes.  

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