Growing up with eight siblings, Alex understood the importance of teamwork and building his confidence. When he joined NCPA, he met scholars who supported him in overcoming his shyness.
“My favorite part of NCPA is how supportive the NCPA scholars and staff are. NCPA has opened many doors for me and made me more confident. They also pushed me to do better and always supported my family and me. A challenge that NCPA has helped me overcome is that I used to be shy, but now I am not.”
His family is a source of Alex’s support and why he dreams of becoming an engineer.
“The major and career I am considering is engineering. I like building things and can see myself building in the future. My goals are to make enough to live comfortably, support my mom and my family and care for the people around me. NCPA has helped me pay for college, and it’s been a great opportunity.”
Thanks to NCPA summer camp, Alex has visited the Nebraska campus and immersed himself in experiential learning introduced by various colleges, from law to engineering.
“Through NCPA, I appreciate coming to camp and meeting new people. I had the opportunity to get to know them as well. I encourage students thinking about applying to NCPA to do it. We don’t pass up this opportunity because it opens many doors for us. NCPA Pillars of Excellence— knowledge, character and commitment—have become part of me that helps me reflect and apply to anything I do inside and outside the classroom.”