¡Felicidades a Stefano Lalama!

¡Felicidades a Stefano Lalama de Hilliard Davidson High School, nuestro Heritage Student Spotlight para le mes de noviembre 2023! Stefano fue nominado por su maestra Katie Speakman quien habló sobre el orgullo que Stefano tiene por su cultura hispana.

En sus propias palabras:

“My name is Stefano Lalama. My family is from Ecuador, but I was born here in the United States. I go to Hilliard Davidson High School where I do track and soccer. I’m also in Latino club and French club. Currently, I’m employed at the Dublin Kroger. I am very grateful for all the extracurricular activities I get to experience.

Growing up, I was taught English from my dad, as he learned it living in the States for a while. I also learned Spanish, but not as much as English because my dad wanted me to learn and speak English, because we live in the United States. I picked up a lot of Spanish from my aunts and cousins, and I use it around them and in my Spanish class at school.

A piece of advice I would give to another heritage student is that it’s important to value your culture and your heritage. It’s a part of who you are and you shouldn’t be ashamed of it. I love speaking and using Spanish because it’s a part of who I am, and in my opinion, it’s more fun to speak Spanish than English.

Studying my heritage language has benefited me in many ways. It has allowed me to have a better relationship with my family, and it has challenged me to learn new things. I’ve grown a lot from studying it, and I’m grateful my school has a great program for it.”

Gracias, Stefano—¡Muchas felicidades!

Si usted es instructor/a de español como lengua de herencia, y quiere nominar a un estudiante, favor de entregar una solicitud aquí.