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Student Stories - Andres

Andres is a 7th grader at St. Anselm School. He lives in the Bronx with his older brother and his parents, who support the family on an annual income of $21,083. Andres is a first honors student whose favorite subject is history. He is extremely active at his school and belongs to his school’s choir, science club, and band.

When he’s not in school, Andres plays clarinet as a member of the New York’s Honor Band ensemble. He also volunteers at a local soup kitchen and lends a helping hand to his elderly neighbor. During his spare time, Andres also loves to play basketball and read.

Andres’ father worked at a restaurant in the Bronx for 35 years, but since a fire destroyed the restaurant he has struggled to support the family.

Andres is currently on the wait list to receive a scholarship.
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