parent comunity DeysiDeysi Rivas is a student with many dreams.  When she discovered she was pregnant, she thought she would have to let go of those dreams.  What she found, after 2 years of parenting her son Ryan, is that having a child has increased her motivation to succeed.  “Being a teen parent has taught me that in order to give my son a decent life and education, I must be a good example to him.”  According to Mr. Hardy, Deysi’s Social Studies teacher, Deysi is the kind of student that instills a positive work ethic in everyone around here.  Ms. Carr observed that she doubled up on her work in English to prepare for her SOL exam.  Deysi has begun her preparations for college by getting admitted to Northern Virginia Community College and taking the required placement tests.  What she has learned from her experiences as a student and a mother is that “our dreams do not end when having a baby but only end when we decide to stop them.”  When it comes to achieving her goals, Deysi Rivas is unstoppable.

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