Diego, dressed in graduation attired, kneels and holds his diploma while three of his family members pose and smile behind him.

Next to step into the spotlight is Diego! He graduated from Greeley Central in 2019 and continues to be active in Dream Team now that he’s in college. We are incredibly proud of all of his hard work, and we’re thrilled that we get to come along for his journey!

High School Attended: Greeley Central High School Class of 2019
Institution Attending: University of Northern Colorado
Field of Study:
Business Administration-Accounting

What aspect of being in the Dream Team has stuck with you?

What has stuck with me is that asking for help is okay. You’re not expected to know everything, and sometimes it’s better to ask for help. Entering college, you do everything yourself or are expected to, however asking for help has helped me avoid some mistakes.

What are your goals for the future, and what goals have you achieved?
One of my long-term goals is graduating and getting a job with my degree. A shorter-term goal is to get out of my comfort zone and try new things, such as a new hobby or explore a master’s program. Getting this far, in general, is crazy to see how far I have come and how much closer I am close to graduation. Through the struggles I have pushed through, it eventually becomes routine, and now it feels like it has flown by.

What is one of your favorite memories of the Dream Team?

I remember that it was a nice place to go and talk with like-minded people. It was also helpful to have adults that mentor you, guide you and be supportive along the way. They were able to share their personal experiences, which allowed me a better insight into what to do and expect.

What is one piece of advice you would give a Dream Team student who has recently graduated high school?

My advice would be to take things one thing at a time, and if you feel overwhelmed, do not get discouraged. It is okay to break things down into one thing at a time to prevent yourself from stressing too much. Also, have faith that in the end, it will all work out.