Student Nomination Story

My name is Ashley Monterrosa. I am 15 years old and I go to James A. Garfield High School. Before I met my Honors English teacher I did not like English; in my mind people just wrote essays the whole school year. My biggest challenge was how to write paragraphs, as usually I just included a concrete detail and then commentary sentences. Mr. Espinoza taught me a strong paragraph format. Mr. Espinoza is a special teacher because he sees potential in every student. Mr. Espinoza has changed my life because he taught me that there is no limit on how successful a person can be. I am thankful for my teacher because he has taught me never to give up on anything.

Ashley Monterrosa

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