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Your Dream is Our Dream: Celebrating Student Success

Your Dream is Our Dream: Celebrating Student Success brings you conversations with students and educators that ignite and inspire dreams. Students from all levels of education share in their own words how learning connects them to achieving their goals and exploring their ambitions.

  • This podcast series is hosted and produced by Kent ISD Communications Specialists Joy Walczak and Nate Gimby and the team at WGVU Public Media.
  • Kent ISD is proud to partner with WGVU in showcasing student success and how teaching and learning help make dreams come true. 
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  • Just a year ago, Luz Hernandez was in a coma, intubated and clinging to life. As her recovery from COVID began in 2022, she vowed to return to school to continue learning English after losing some of her language skills to her bout with deadly virus
  • Joel Perez hasn’t had a typical high school experience until now. As he navigates advanced placement classes, football practice and his role as a student leader, he’s focusing on a future in front of the classroom
  • Madi Storey is intent on giving back. Inspired by others who aspire to hold office, defend the disadvantaged and assume roles in improving lives, she is learning to lead
  • As a fifth grader, Bishop Cobbs has big dreams of being a professional athlete, but after a summer coding class, he’s adding video game designer to his ambitions
  • Jordan Holliday is on track to become a police officer with some training and an internship under his belt before he finishes high school
  • Elyzabeth Martinez has completed the Kent Career Tech Center EMT Program and is now a Life EMS Ambulance Responder
  • Layla Strong knows her way around an automobile from balancing tires to doing an all-point maintenance check to making sure the exterior is show-room ready. And her dream is to do even more.
  • Emine Gulbahar is an English as a Second Language student and part of a new program. Hollin De La Cruz is a program navigator for Kent ISD Adult Education. Emine and Hollin are our guests on this edition of Your Dream is Our Dream.
  • Milo Wilder, 3rd-grade scholar at Gladiola Elementary School in Wyoming, shares his dream on today's Your Dream is Our Dream podcast. Principal Cheryl Corpus also joins the conversation with host Joy Walczak.