By the time Jade Velez started her freshman year at San Juan High School, she took the first step in becoming her true self.
“Coming to high school I decided that this was a new chapter in my life,” said Velez.
The graduating senior plans to attend California State University, East Bay in the fall and has earned more than $5,000 dollars in scholarships to continue her education.
Check out Jade Velez’s #MySJStory.
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