Accepted to Cornell University

We’re celebrating Keyla Amador, a Class of 2023 senior from Impact Academy, for her recent acceptance to Cornell University! She shared some thoughts with us:

What are your plans for the future?
I plan on studying politics and government, on the path of becoming a lawyer and serving my underrepresented Hispanic and Latino communities in the field of law.

How did Impact Academy prepare you for college?
Impact prepared me for college by helping me develop competency skills that are聽crucial in college, as well as the real world. Critical thinking, presentation, and public speaking skills were all key factors that prepared me for college.

Tell us about hearing the news that you were accepted to Cornell.
I applied to Cornell with no expectations at all. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would get into an Ivy League. All my hard work is paying off! As a Mexican American immigrant, I have taken advantage of all the opportunities I am given, as well as the opportunities that I open up for myself through self-advocating. I received my Cornell letter while I was in a Starbucks parking lot, I immediately started crying and I called my parents!

What is something you value that you learned at Impact Academy?
I value critical thinking and collectivism, as they are competencies that Impact teaches and develops in each and every student.

Congratulations Keyla!