Washington Awaits Angela Cantu
Growing up, Angela Cantu found herself streaming Caso Cerrado on Telemundo with her grandfather every Saturday at 8pm. From there on, her grandfather acknowledged the love that Angela had for politics and how politics sparked her curiosity. She wasn’t the stereotypical girl who played with dolls; she was a short, pale-skinned girl who often had a book in her hand, books her grandfather gifted her when she was 8 years old.
On March 21st, Angela Cantu, junior, was accepted to JSA summer school at Georgetown University.
JSA Summer School gives students the opportunity to experience meticulous college-level classes, in topics such as international relations, constitutional law, political communication, and more. Students who attend this program meet prestigious people and develop vital leadership skills.
Angela said that her acceptance felt surreal because she was accepted in just 7 hours from submitting her application, and usually, it takes 7-10 business days for a application to be reviewed.
“This acceptance proves to me that I am capable enough to achieve my dream of becoming an attorney,” said Cantu.
At first, Angela’s motive to attend this summer program was the opportunity to meet congresswomen and congressmen and attend the White House. However, her motive has changed.
“I hope to become a well-rounded individual not just when it comes to meeting other cultures, meeting other people but gaining a first-hand experience of what happens in our nation’s white house,” said Cantu.
From this experience, she hopes to gain knowledge about her passion in order to use it to her advantage in the future.