Congressman Correa Visits Gilbert High School


Mr. Lara introduces Congressman Correa

Gen. Staff, Staff Collaboration

On Wednesday, August 24th, our local congressman, Lou Correa, visited our campus. He arrived during second period and spoke for approximately half an hour in the multi-purpose room. There were approximately fifty students and a few staff members in attendance.

He visited our campus to show he cares and to bring the community together. This is something he does often throughout the community and at other sites.

He is a native Spanish speaker from Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico. As an immigrant, he said it took him eight years to relearn English.

He opened up the room to a conversation and asked students if they had any questions. One student asked for financial advice about college. He said, “Litigate time. Focus on studying, and don’t let the expenses stop you.”

He spoke about the things that he regretted in life, and encouraged us to take risks because he doesn’t want us to experience the regrets he has endured.

He can also act as an inspiration to students with troubled backgrounds, because he, himself, came from an alcoholic family and lived in an overcrowded home. He overcame his obstacles to rise to a position of leadership.

Congressman Lou Correa has been a congressman for six years. He works in Washington D. C. with the President and suggests legislation that could become law.

California’s 46th congressional district is hosting a Young Congressional Leadership program. This program includes leadership training, networking opportunities, innovative learning environment, and youth empowerment. This program starts Friday, September 2, 2022. Here is a link to join the program if interested:

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Contributing to this story: Bayron Valladares, Kaeden Morgan, Joshua Perea-Diaz, Blen Munoz, Alexis Cazares, and Jason Healy.