Ana Tate is an 8th grader at Ruben Salazar, where she was recently recognized as Student of the Month. She was nominated by her teacher for doing all of her homework, staying on track, and coming to Cabrini Connections. Now it's time for us to put her in the spotlight!
Ana is in her second year at Cabrini Connections. She heard about our program from her sister, Malina Tate, who had signed up just a month prior. They now both attend on Wednesday nights - the same night as Ana's best friends, Arden Harris and Ayana Martin - making it a fun-filled evening for them all. They often show up early (right after school) in order to take advantage of our space. They use computers and play games for a few hours before tutoring starts. In fact, all of our students are welcome to come early, and Ana and her friends are a great example of the benefits of that.
Ana's favorite subjects are reading and science. She is in the reading club at her school and her favorite place in all of Chicago is the Harold Washington Library Center, located downtown on State Street. How great is it to see a student who loves reading?!
Ana will be entering high school next year and would like to attend Whitney Young or Kenwood Academy. In the long run, she wants to be a veterinarian. "My passion for animals is deep," she says. She has a kitten named Sweetie, a turtle named Danny, and her favorite animal is the dolphin.
Ana also dreams of being a famous singer. She wants to move to California to be with her future husband, High School Musical film series star Corbin Bleu. (As you might guess, Ana is known for her sense of humor. She loves to laugh and is known for it everywhere she goes.)
No matter what field she goes into, Ana wants to be successful so that she can keep her family safe. We commend her on looking out for them. You're going to make it, Ana! Keep up the good work!