- Grade: 10th Grade
- Interests: Reading, biology and spending time with family and friends
- Her ambition: Go as far as I can in school!
- Bio: Manuella is an ambitious student with nearly perfect grades. She’s smart, studious and has big aspirations. Her dad passed away five years ago, leaving her mother to care for Manuella and her 3 older sisters. Her mother works hard, but struggles to pay bills, often coming up short. Manuella hopes to continue her education so that she won’t have to drop out and start working, like 60% of girls her age. Her English is good and she’s a great writer.
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