STEM Fusion classes draw students from throughout Northern Virginia

Sarom Leang talks with Nawal Ali and Aruiana Mendoza while teaching a class on computer programing to Early Identification Program students during STEM Fusion. Photo by Lathan Goumas/Office of Communications and Marketing Photo Taken:Saturday, February 29, 2020

Betzy Balladares, a senior at Patriot High School in Nokesville, Virginia, was spending her Saturday in class on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. She was there, she said, to learn as much as she could to prepare for college.

Balladares, who is currently deciding which university to attend, will be the first in her family to go to college. She came to the United States from Peru when she was 8.

“I want to go to a good college to encourage my little brother,” Balladares said. “I want to be a good role model.”

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