This is a success story of a past HS child in the Area Five program
Meet Scarlett Gonzalez, 18 yrs. old.
She is an Area Five Agency Head Start student who will be graduating high school this year in the top ten of her class as an academic honors student.
She will be one of the first in her family to attend college.
Scarlett was just awarded the Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizenship Award.
Her extra activities include Book Club, Logansport Children’s Choir, and Logansport Winter Percussions Ensemble.
She founded a new student club called Students Speak. This new group of students volunteered for an adoption event at the local Humane Society,
organized a “March for Our Lives” gun control event in our town, participated in the Women’s March in Indy, spoke this year in Indianapolis at their Climate Strike,
and spoke at a local rally for children of immigration last summer.
Scarlett hopes these experiences will help her on her journey to earning a bachelor's degree, and an eventual master’s degree, at New York University this fall,
where she will be majoring in Public Policy and Environmental Studies.
She also hopes to one day start a non-profit business that will help others.
Her father joined her in the interview. They added that her big brother also attended our Head Start program here and is also attending college.
They appreciate that children get a “Head Start” on education in our community.
Scarlett has even agreed to help give back to the Head Start children by helping them with their preschool garden this summer.
Please join Area Five Agency and Head Start in congratulating Scarlett on her academic accomplishments and on her good citizenship success.