Operation Graduation 2012: Reka Dagen (Hillside, Ill.)

When I graduate from high school I plan on attending college in the downtown area of Chicago.

I was formerly student at Proviso East and was transferred to the Ombudsman program.

Now I am more than capable of graduating.

Since I’ve been here, I have become a better person.

My schedule is more flexible, so I have no need to ditch school.

And the staff are so helpful! I never get all caught up in problems.

I loved my experience at this school because it has helped me to succeed.

Graduating from school is my main goal. I would love to walk across the stage and make my grandmother and myself proud.