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.”