By SCARLET O’ROURKE
Soft spoken and aspiring, Judy Lynn Galvan has high hopes for her life as she moves from high school to college.
She is the winner of the 2011 Port Isabel South Padre Press Scholarship. With the funds she has been awarded, the future 2011 Port Isabel High School graduate plans to attend Texas State Technical College – Harlingen to earn an Associates degree in computer system management technology.
“I’m going to get to fix up computers. They told me I was going to be able to break them and then rebuild them all by myself. It’s going to be tough, but I’m glad I get to do it,” Galvan said.
Though her degree could earn her a place on the well-known Geek Squad, Galvan wishes to use her future skills in a school setting.
“There are many things you can do with it, but I want to come back to the school because they have computer techs here, like for when the computers break-down, they fix them back up,” Galvan said.
As the youngest daughter of a family of eight, Galvan has had examples of how to live from her four older siblings.
“Growing up [her parents] always said, ‘you need to be like them because they did this and they did that,’” Galvan said. “And I was always worried that I wasn’t going to do as good as they did, but my parents told me that I’m doing good for being the youngest daughter.”
Though she is the youngest daughter, she still has a little brother who wants to be like her. So, not only does she have examples to follow, but also examples to make.
She has seen the routes her adult siblings have taken, and though she is pursuing what is generally thought of as a solid major, she still has dreams of a different career working with the two sisters she loves so dearly.
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