Puentistas Rally to Keep Popular Counselor at High School in Anaheim
Steve Gonzales, a longtime Magnolia High School counselor in Anaheim, looks forward to taking Puente Project high school sophomores on a statewide bus tour of college campuses every year. The route travels all the way north to UC Berkeley before returning home through a final stop at UC Santa Barbara. It’s a trek that gives many Puente students the opportunity to step foot onto a college campus for the very first time–and hopefully not the last. Only this year, Mr. G, as students have affectionately referred to Gonzales over the years, felt he had to postpone the annual three-day trip.
“I was heartbroken that I couldn’t do it,” he says. “I didn’t feel supported. That’s how troubled this year was.”
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