Friday, December 5, 2014

Hangout with Reporter from Washington D.C.

Students who are part of the New Beginnings club had an opportunity to participate in a video conference with Erika Gonzalez, a consumer reporter/anchor at NBC4, Washington D. C., using Google Hangouts. Originally from Texas, Ms. Gonzalez explained how her Hispanic heritage influenced her choices and how she overcame challenges that she encountered on her journey to pursue and attain the career she had dreamed about her whole life. Students were excited and intrigued the entire time.

Ms. Gonzalez emphasized the value of being bilingual and mentioned growing up in a household where Spanish was spoken at home and English was spoken at school. This helped her become dominant in two languages which opened more opportunities for her as a journalist.
Students raise their hands to show they are bilingual.
Part of the students' involvement in the club requires that they speak to professionals and ask questions regarding certain careers for the purpose of finding a career they would like to pursue in the future. This club focuses on learning about different careers and college choices. They will be researching information about universities in the weeks to come.


  1. AHHHHH!! How cool is this!! Way to go New Beginnings!

  2. What an amazing experience for our students! Go Bulldogs!