Suffern alumna Grecia Huesca Dominguez visited her alma mater, RP Connor Elementary School on Thursday, March 5, to share a book she wrote inspired by her life story. An immigrant from Mexico, Grecia came to RP Connor when she was 10-years-old and in fourth-grade. She didn’t speak English and was very homesick, but in time, through school and making friends, she thrived. Grecia graduated from Suffern in 2008, and now works for a publishing house as a metadata specialist. She wrote “Dear Abuelo” while working as an editor and was thrilled it was turned into a published piece.

“When I was a kid, the books I read were great, but I always wanted to write a book that reminded me of me,” Grecia said to the students. “I came to this country not speaking English and it was hard making friends, but I didn’t give up. That’s the message I have for you too.”

What a great role model for our students! Thanks to RP Connor PTA for introducing Grecia to our students. Her story is inspirational to all!
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The last day of school for Suffern Central will be Monday, June 15. Click here for more information.

El último día de clases para Suffern Central será el lunes 15 de junio. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.