STC Student Wins the DREAM Big for College and Your Future Video Competition

Achieving the Dream announced South Texas College student Melissa Leon as the winner of their DREAM Big for College and Your Future video competition on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Leon’s video, Excelling in a Foreign Country, followed the competition’s criteria by creatively displaying her dream job and how STC helped her to achieve her goals and aspirations.  “STC has been supporting me since the day I moved to this country and had to learn an entirely new language,” stated Leon.  “Today, I am in two honor societies and taking honor classes. Because of all their help I believe I have the potential to reach my dreams of developing a mental health center.” Leon’s video was one of 131 submissions in the competition.  As the 1st place winner, she received a $1500 scholarship that will come in handy as she continues to fulfill her educational dreams.  “I was really surprised when I found out that I had won the scholarship,” said Leon. “This experience has helped my confidence, and I know that feeling will stay with me as I continue on to a four-year university.”  Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that is leading the nation’s most comprehensive non-governmental reform network for community college student success in higher education history.  To view Excelling in a Foreign Country, visit



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