Class of 2019 Participates in Commitment to Graduate Program
by Writing Staff, MATADOR MESSENGER
La Mirada High School hosted the annual Commitment to Graduate or C2G on April 21st. Student leaders engaged freshmen through scripted conversations on graduation requirements, the NLMUSD Graduate Profile, career and college opportunities, and academy selection.
The student leaders also worked alongside freshmen to establish social and academic goals. In addition, our student leaders shared stories on their path toward graduation.
Mr. Richard Parkhouse, a nationally renowned author and speaker addressed the freshmen on the commitment to graduate and the need to consider the first and last step one takes on that journey.
Junior leader Christina Croal said of the event, “I really enjoyed my experience in C2G. I got to share my experiences at La Mirada and show [the freshmen] that everyone struggles, but we all get through it in the end”. Student leaders were selected based on their commitment to lead freshmen through a series of activities designed to build a sense of community among the freshmen and the upper classmen.
Croal commented on how C2G builds the soft skills needed to succeed outside the school environment, “Being a part of C2G has helped me not only as a leader, but also as an individual. I built a confidence in myself and my group of freshmen to work hard and never give up. I can’t wait to be a part of this wonderful experience again next year”.