Christina became a ward of the court at age 6 when her mother passed away. She was sent to a foster home until legal guardianship was given to her grandfather and great-grandmother. Christina says, “I was lucky to have been placed within my family. They cared for me, and made me into the person I am today. Without them, I don't know where I would have ended up.” After her grandparents passed away she was able to find permanence with a social worker, “Whom I look at as my mother and father, now, took me in without a second thought". Christina is a member of the Yerington Chapter of the National Honor Society, a Link Crew Leader in the Freshmen Link Crew program, and her Senior Class President. She belives that being involved in these programs has taught her qabout her community and herself. She says “All of the groups helped me to realize who I am. It became easier to speak in front of crowds, I was no longer shy, and I am open to any and all questions about myself or anything else. Getting involved in my high school and in my community was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I became friends with some of the greatest people, and could not look back now to anything different.”
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2010 Outstanding Young Leaders