Rafael – University of Texas at Arlington

“The STAR Program has helped me in so many ways:  First, always reach for the stars.  Second, always give the best work you can give.  Third, someone is there to help, never be afraid to ask!  Fourth, STAR helped me open my doors of opportunity.  They have always helped me stay on the right track.  Studying and hard work always pay off because studying commits to memory what I learned that day, and working hard shows the effort I give to learning.”

Ralph attended Nolan Catholic High School, where he graduated Cum Laude in May 2015. He had perfect attendance the first two years of high school.  Ralph was a member of the Nolan Robotics/Engineering Club where the team placed first in regionals and went on to state and World Competition. He was a member of the Marianist Leadership Team, Spanish Club, Guitar Club, and the Pro-Life Team. He played JV and Varsity Football.  He serves as a Eucharistic Minister, lector, altar server and teaches Sunday School. Ralph plays the guitar, is learning how to play the violin, and is a talented artist. Ralph is a proud recipient of the Hacemos Scholarship and is currently attending the University of Texas at Arlington.