Global Village Academy COCABE Essay Winners
Ximena Galindo | 5th Grade, Mandarin Village, GVA Northglenn
“My name is Ximena Galindo, I am a fifth-grade student at Global Village Academy North. My parents and my school have provided me with a very unique opportunity that has allowed me to become trilingual. I was born into a Spanish-speaking family where I also learned to speak English. My school is an immersion school where students have the opportunity to choose whether they will learn Chinese, Russian, or Spanish.
There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. Being trilingual brings me a feeling of accomplishment, and it also makes me feel unique; there are not many fifth-grade students who are trilingual. I will also be able to help others who may need help and do need a translator, which will always allow me to be a helpful citizen of the world.
The ability to speak three languages will provide me with a skill set that will set me apart from my peers when applying for college and scholarships as well as when I enter the career force. The world I have grown up in is different from that of my parents and grandparents. With technology and transportation having been made easier and available to more people, many businesses work on a global scale.
Whether I choose a career in business, science, medicine, or education; being able to speak three languages will undoubtedly open more doors for me.”