School Segregation

Mirna Peralta made a short video about the history of school segregation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and how it has impacted Garinger students and what they think should be done to fix this issue.

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Week 13 Senior of the Week : Michael Guerrero

This week senior of the week goes out to AP Honors Mr. student body Vice President of 2018-2019 who is also a member of LASA and also works for E2D. Michael can be seen at many events on campus and also having an optimistic attitude. Michael will be attending CPCC for one year and transferring to UNC Charlotte where he will be majoring in psychology. One of Michael’s future goals is to be just like Garinger’s College Adviser, Mr. Reyes. He wants to be a college adviser and help the high schoolers.

Michael Guerrero best memory of high school was building The Block. Michael’s biggest motivation are his parents. He said “My parents traveled and moved here from Mexico so that I could have better opportunities and an education. I want to make them proud of what I achieve. How heartwarming. An advice he has for the students are Garinger was “always persevere and try hard during your time at school so you can be successful.

Week 12 Senior of the Week : Julissa Aguirre

Everyone has something in their life that they enjoy doing. For Julissa Aguirre AP Honors student that is Band. Julissa is one of the two drum majors in the Blue Funk Sound Machine. Julissa absolutely loves music and hopes to become a Band Director after she attends Virginia State University where she will be studying Music Education and Music Theory.

Julissa Aguirre biggest Motivation is her family. She wants to be a positive role model for her younger siblings. Her biggest accomplishment was going to Nationals as a Drum Major and competing. An Advice Julissa has for the students are “Don’t let anyone get in your way of what you want to do. Smart choices will benefit you in the long run.”

Week 11 Senior of the Week : Ruth Kalume

Most students do not enjoy school but for Ruth Kalume that is a different story. Ruth Kalume is president of National Honor Society and the Senior Class. She also has her own story on the CMs page. Ruth will be attending the University of North Caroline of Greensboro as part of the Honors College program where she will be studying Computer Science and International Business.

Ruth Kalume biggest motivation is her parents and their journey to the United States from Congo. Her best memory was all of the events held with her clubs and having fun with friends and making a difference. An advice she has for the students is “Enjoy the moment and know that making mistakes is okay, but you must learn from them to get better.”

Week 10 Senior of the Week : Tim Shar

Many students at Garinger are bilingual but have you ever met someone who can speak up to FOUR different languages?! Well then that means you have not met Tim Shar yet. Tim Shar is an AP honors student who loves math and chemistry and also known for playing soccer as a part of our Varsity Soccer Program. He will attend Belmont Abbey College where he will play soccer and study math and science.

Tim is driven by an intense desire to be more successful than he was the day before. His biggest accomplishment was being a part of the Varsity Soccer Program and playing club soccer outside of school and with other people around Charlotte. His favorite quote is “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” An advice Tim has for Garinger students is “Stick to your own goals and stay motivated to be successful for yourself. Don’t be less than successful.”

Week 9 Senior of the Week : Elli Pineda

Giving off a positive attitude and vibe is what everyone needs and want in life. Elli is always smiling and trying to make sure every interaction he has is positively impacted by his presence. Elli Pineda is an honors student on the JROTC Armed Squad and Flag Detail Team and is also Captain and Officer in JROTC. He is also involved in yearbook and does community service. He will be attending CPCC for two years where he will study science and then transfer to with either NC State or UNC- Charlotte to study Computer Science.

Elli’s best high school memory was being involved in JROTC and winning the East side Book Study Competition. His biggest motivation is being able to wake up every morning and knowing he is closer to graduation. He is driving by the desire to make people SMILE! His biggest accomplishment was being named Officer in JROTC and being able to compete and serve the community. An advice Elli has for the Students is ” You should hang out with the right people and surround yourself with people who will make you better and not bring you down. Focus in classes and fins an activity that motivates you.”

Week 8 Senior of the Week : Aimee Moboti

Not many high school students would have started their own successful club, but for Aimee that was a different story. Amiee Moboti began her own club called Lift Every Voice, Participated in the Mayor Youth Employment Program where she earned an Android Development Certification, and is Vice President of the Senior class. Aimee will be attending A & T where she plans to study Information Technology.

Aimee’s motivation is herself and God. She believes her faith is what helps her wake up every morning and get through bad situations. Her biggest accomplishment was working as an intern over the past summer at the Park expo center where she was able to get hands-on job experience before she graduated. Her best memory of High School is being involved in clubs, meeting new people, starting a new club, and being able to help make a difference at Garinger. An advice she has for Garinger students is “Never give up! Take classes more seriously early on. Don’t take life for granted.”