Success comes in many forms, as seen with this week's Alumni Spotlight Diego Moreno '13.
Following graduation from Grand River Academy, Diego spent time traveling to Cuernavaca, Mexico to study at the Cemanahauc Immersion School, as well as to Colombia for an immersion study with relatives. He has also shared his talents with GRA, serving as a Student Counselor for GRA's Summer Program in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Diego is currently a student at Christendom College in Virginia, where he plans to major in Philosophy, following in the footsteps of his GRA mentor, Mr. Thomas Polak. He enjoys intramurals such as dodgeball and volleyball and has even started a work study with Christendom's library. After graduation, Diego hopes to have his own farm, where he can practice sustainable agriculture and become self- sufficient.
When asked what he misses most about his time at GRA, Diego says, "the late night hangouts (before lights out of course) and talks with all of my friends in the dorm." He also thought back to an important time in his GRA experience and wanted to share this memory:
"A favorite memory of mine was at one of our home basketball games, when we had a big Eagles Nest group. I think it was my freshman year and Mr. Hartz was the coach. Anyway, the intensity of the whole game and the crowd supporting and cheering them on was great, but specifically when Blaze Kanimba was subbed in and made a three pointer and everyone cheered. It gives me chills just thinking about it with everyone standing and yelling "YEA!" It was mostly because he didn't play much and he wasn't very good at threes, but the support that we all gave him was moving."
(Pictured is the 2015 GRA Summer Academy with students Takuya, Diego, and Rodrigo '16)