“The best advice I can give anyone is to try to understand who you are and what you want to do, and don’t be afraid to go down that road and do whatever it takes and work as hard as you have to work to achieve that.” - Sally Ride
Jesus Davila spent his time at Juan Diego Academy fostering relationships with his peers and family. His favorite moments include watching movies with those he cares about and spending time at his grandmother’s house. He is a strong believer in the power of hard work and religion when working towards a goal.
Jesus and his family distributed food and cleaning supplies in addition to planning a day of fun at a foster home in Reynosa.. Music and toys were enjoyed by the children as they met a few superheroes and had an overall great time. In a similar project, Jesus helped with the daily chores at a women’s shelter. He assisted the nuns in tending to the garden, cooking, and cleaning. Jesus most appreciates the friendships gained through these experiences.
His advice for the students of Juan Diego Academy is to “work hard and talk to all your teachers. Get to know them so later on you feel comfortable asking questions or asking for help when you don’t understand something. Try your hardest to do well not just in school, but also in your spiritual life and never forget to have God as the main focus in your life.”
Jesus would like to thank “my parents and family, because they are the ones who have been there with me, and brought me good vibes and so much love. My teachers who were also there for not just me, but also for all my classmates. They always helped us when we were struggling and never gave up. My friends who were there for me during hard times, and who made school a little easier and more fun. Other than being classmates, I’m sure these friendships will last forever. All these people have a special place in my heart and no matter how many years go by, they will forever leave a mark on me wherever I go.”
Jesus will be attending South Texas College and then transfer to the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley.