2023 Graduate: Iradi Padilla, Golden West High School

Iradi Padilla, Golden West High School. Photo por Juan Padilla.

By Esmeralda Garcia, Ivanhoe Sol

Two years ago Iradi Padilla arrived as a new student from Mexico. Although born in Paramount, California she was raised in Mexico. Iradi shared how proud she feels about this chapter in her life. She also feels nostalgic about leaving Golden West, where she had the opportunity to better herself and meet many new people who became very important in her life. Iradi will be graduating with a GPA of 4.25 and plans to start nursing school after graduating. 

“I am thankful for all the people who are part of my life,especially my parents and my family who have helped me reach this chapter in my life. Arriving from another country and attending school here is not easy, but I have realized that although there may be obstacles in life: I can do anything I set my mind to.”


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