Mercedes Gomez receives Paisano’s Charitable Foundation Scholarship

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Real life work experiences can lead to real life skills.
MERCEDES GOMEZ realized this through her many hours of restaurant work over the years. In her essay, Mercedes explained that “I had to learn how to work in a fast paced environment, to multitask, and to develop my interpersonal skills.” Working under the pressures of time constraints, and attempting to provide excellent service to dining customers taught Mercedes the art of patience. She learned to anticipate the customer’s needs, to handle difficult situations, and to remain humble. She also commented that working as a team with her co-workers is a valuable skill she acquired. Mercedes plans to pursue computer and business courses at Northern Virginia Community College with the available scholarship funds. Her work experience acquired skills will help her be to be successful in college and beyond.

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