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    Chelcy Salvador

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    Senior Chelcy Salvador finds courage after traveling from the Philippines her freshman year

    Coming straight from the Philippines her freshman year, senior Chelcy Salvador has made her mark on PRHS with her brightness and her humorous personality. Going from a self-proclaimed timid and shy girl, Salvador has sprouted into a shining and outgoing senior who lights up every room she walks into, as her friends and teachers proclaim. Her goal coming to the United States was to bring a different dynamic to the leadership on campus.

    “My greatest achievements in my high school career is being able to be the person who I am right now. I was just a shy little girl and now I’ve grown to be the woman I am and ready to take upon the next four years of journey of my life,” Salvador mentioned.

    Becoming a leader on campus was easy for Salvador and she tried her best to make the setting more positive and more diverse.

    “I have grown so much throughout high school. I came from the Philippines my freshman year and I was very timid and now I have grown to be a successful leader here in our campus. Major changes I have seen is me being able to adapt to a new cultural setting,” Salvador added.

    Playing basketball since she was in the fourth grade, Salvador decided to joined the basketball team here at PRHS and connected with many of her teammates. Particularly, senior Julia Nuñez grew close with Salvador.

    “I met Chelcy Salvador freshman year during basketball her first year in America. Over the last four years she’s become a very good friend and a very dedicated student and athlete. She always knows how to make you laugh and help you when you need a friend. She’s an incredible friend, student and athlete,” Nuñez said. Basketball was a way for Salvador to meet more people since she was new to the country and the school. In the Philippines, basketball is more physical, so when she came to the United States, she was comparatively a more aggressive and committed player.

    Academically, Salvador has excelled, having taking at least three AP or honors classes each year of high school. She is also a part of the AVID program, Peer Communications and many clubs including Key club in which she has been an officer for three consecutive years. She is also a part of Link Crew, International Club, and Crimson Crew. Peer Communications teacher, Matthew Carroll, mentioned how hard of a worker Salvador is.

    “She is one of the funniest people I have ever been around, but she is also one of the hardest workers,” Carroll said. “I would like to tell her that she’s had a great impact on those around her and she’s brought a lot of laughter to my classroom. I am going to miss her smile and laugh when she leaves, but she’s left a great legacy here.”

    Coming from the Philippines brought pros and cons for Salvador including that her mother is here in the United States while the rest of her family are still in the Philippines. “I like it in the Philippines because of the fact that most of my family [is] there and I have lived there for the first 13 years of my life and being there makes me feel at home. A con was that my mom was here in America and I don’t like the separation between us,” Salvador said.

    Things can be different, somewhere you have never been before, and for Salvador, things were better for her future here and she wanted that connection with her mother. “I look up to my mom because she has gone through so many things in life. She has sacrificed so many things for me. She puts a roof over my head, puts clothes on my body and gives me food. I see her financially struggle and yet she tries to hide it from me. We both had our ups and downs and I am glad she is my mom because she is my hero,” Salvador confessed.

    Salvador’s boyfriend, Sam Babb, has brought her happiness through her journey to the United States and he means a lot to her. “She is truly selfless. When things go awry in her life, she still goes on her way with a smile. She means the world to me and I’m so excited to see her pursue her dream of practicing immigration law. Her determination is going to help her on her journey, but I think the most valuable asset she possesses is her kind heart.”

    Salvador plans on attending UC Irvine in the fall; with others behind her all the way, she is ready to start the next chapter of her life.

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    Pintando su camino de Las Filipinas hasta Paso Robles

    Chelcy Salvador, un estudiante de grado duodécimo, pintó su camino de las Filipinas hasta Paso Robles. Uno de su metas era para compartir su perspectiva cultural hasta liderazgo estudiantil y para volverse más cómoda en los Estados Unidos.

    Jugando baloncesto desde el cuarto grado, y participando en algunos clubs, concluyendo Club de ‘Key,’ Crimson Crew y el club de estudiantes internacionales han ayudado a ella volverse más reconocida y parecida como una jefe en campus.

    Con su mamá viviendo aquí en los Estados Unidos desde una edad pequeña, Salvador he preferido llegar a los Estados Unidos y construir esta conexión con ella, de acuerdo a Salvador. Ella tiene la intención de asistir UC Irvine en el otoño.[/cbtab][/cbtabs]


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      Sabrina VelasquezOct 15, 2022 at 8:32 pm

      I would like to contact Chelcy Salvador cause I found her Class 2019 ring. If I had lost my class ring I would love for someone to return it back to me. So I’m sure she would want her ring back. I’ll be happy to return it to her. You can contact me by email.