Morris Callegari

February 3rd, 2010 ·
  • 2009 High Hopes Scholarship recipient
  • University of California, Riverside

My mother could no longer afford to work three jobs to keep me in ASA. Her health was beginning to suffer. In the middle of my junior year, my mom and I made the decision to return to Berkeley High School. Although Berkeley High had not changed, I had. I was a more mature, self-assured student and comfortable in my own skin. I would not be invisible for my classmates or my teachers, because ASA Academy had taught me to be a student and to trust my intellect… I know I will be successful because I am comfortable with myself as a student and a person.

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“Morris is the sort of leader that leads though example…For a young person, he is already very mature in his ability to reflect both on his own artistic capabilities and on the inner and outer reality of the scenes he presents.”

Teacher, Berkeley High School