First-generation American honors her parents’ struggles

Cedar Ridge High School, Round Rock, TX

Esmerelda Peñaloza takes pride in her parents, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico to give their children a better future.

Produced by Josue Gonzales and Cesar Haros, students at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas, Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Tish Saliani. Mentor support provided by Julie Simon of KLRU.

See the full series: New Americans: immigration, identity and community through the eyes of teenagers