Alejandra Pernia

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Student

Providence, Rhode Island

Alejandra Pernia is a graduating senior from Paul Cuffee High School in Providence and a big basketball fan. A native of Venezuela, Alejandra will attend the University of Rhode Island’s pharmacy program this fall as a first-generation college student.

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Posted May 28, 2015

Okay, I Admit It, They Were Right About Going to College

They all believed I should go to college. I didn’t agree. My parents and teachers were right. It took me…

By Alejandra Pernia

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