Silvia Murcia is the Student of the Month for April. She has been studying English at the Adult Education Center for one and a half years. She tries her best in class every day. She is enthusiastic and cheerful about learning English. Silvia is a little shy, but she is eager and willing to practice speaking. When she makes a mistake, she just keeps going. She is friendly and helpful to her classmates, and it is a joy to have her in class.
Silvia came to the United States from El Salvador. As a child, she was a serious student and made good grades. However, like some other teenagers growing up in El Salvador, Silvia had to quit school in the 8th grade to help support her family. She started working when she was 13 years old making 50 colones a month (equivalent to $6.00) . During that time, Silvia dreamed of returning to school, earning her diploma, and finding a good job.
When she was 19 years old, Silvia had the opportunity to come to the United States with other family members. Two years later, she met and married her husband. They now have a daughter. Silvia’s future goal is to get her GED, so now she is studying hard to learn English. Her husband and daughter give her constant support and encouragement. Her hard work, positive attitude, and desire to learn will enable Silvia to accomplish her goals at the AEC and throughout her life.