American Graduate Champion: Josue’s Friends

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champions are Josue’s friends! Josue Gonzalez’s friends are a group of friends in Round Rock, Texas. His friends help him be confident in who he is wherever he goes. They helped and supported him in coming out as gay to his family. “Others would benefit from this story, because for those who are having trouble with confidence in being themselves, or for in this case coming out, it shows how there are people who can help you and will accept you for who you are,” Tia Sheu, their nominator, said.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.