ALI SHAH wrote in his essay, “Being at Mountain View made me realize that education is the most important factor in my life. Before Mountain View I was constantly giving up on myself. At Mountain View I was taught that if I work hard there is nothing that can stop me from being successful. At Mountain View I was not only helped in my courses but also in getting into college and even getting a job.” Ali’s goal is to go to NVCC and then transfer to James Madison University and major in Business Management. He wants his life to serve a purpose – to help others the way the teachers and staff at Mountain View have helped him. Ali’s Education for Employment teacher said that Ali always was a great help to other students. He maintained his employment and earned a certificate in workplace readiness.
Ali’s English teacher, said Ali’s writing noticeably improved. His ability to express his thoughts increased as did his analytical ability. His counselor said Ali has learned to cope with stress and to still stay focused on his education. She has great confidence that he will achieve his goals.