Today is an exciting day for Miguel aka Mike. Not only is this the day that he officially graduates with a degree in Computer Engineering from University, but it is also his birthday!
When I think of Mike, the word 'scholar' comes to mind. He is continually excited about learning and ready to share what he has learned and talk about the projects that he has been working on. He takes on every new hurdle as an opportunity to learn more and to experience more. I know that Mike will be successful in life because of his unending quest for knowledge, strong work ethic and kind spirit.
We often turned to Mike for help when we were choosing new computers for other students in the program and he is always available to help anyone on the island with any computer issues. During his time as a student he has been invaluable and always happy to help us.
Mike took advantage of an opportunity to travel to Canada a couple of years ago, in order to attend an immersive English class and we were thrilled to be able to help make that happen. I remember when we were trying to explain to him how cold it would be there and that he wouldn't really be able to understand it until he was there. When he arrived, he messaged me to tell me he was freezing! Haha. He had such a wonderful trip and made friends from all over the world, took his first airplane trip and yes, witnessed cold that I don't even comprehend, being from Texas. It was such a cool and enriching experience and he drank it in. Mike loves to practice his English whenever he has a chance.
For his final project at University, Mike upgraded the wiring and internet at Dolphin Discovery on Isla Mujeres. He worked very hard over many months and did a great job. Graduation was put off for a couple of months due to the pandemic, but he has done it!! Mike is one of our all time favorite students in the program. He's a wonderful, caring and determined young man with a great attitude and I can't wait to see what the future holds. I know it will be brilliant!
Please join me in a big CONGRATULATIONS to Mike. We are so proud of you! - Jana