In the summer of 2019, unfortunately, my house was affected in the Rio Grande Valley floods. My family and I have no flood insurance and currently my dad's income is going towards rebuilding our house. We are currently staying in my brother's house. Through the CWS, I hope to be given the opportunity to embrace my heritage and have a head start on the rest of my college career. It would be such an honor to attend the CWS. As I look up to what NHI stands for, a Hispanic community working together for the betterment of each other. Thank you for this opportunity and if given I would be eternally grateful and appreciative.