Our senior of the month is Manuela Castro, another Rock Star. Manuela has a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and is ranked 14th in her senior class. She is enrolled in the ECC program along with all honors and AP classes. She is a member of our national Honor Society where she serves as Treasurer. Manuela was born in Brazil and migrated to the US when she was 14 years old. She went to live in Connecticut and attended a school with very few immigrants. A year later, Manuela moved to Newark and enrolled at East Side High School as a sophomore. She did not know anyone. Eventually Manuela made friends and they encouraged her to join activities such as the Student Council and other community services. She has tremendous empathy for her classmates and their struggles to fit in and become a part of our East Side family. Manuela is always there to help and her compassion for others is extraordinary. Manuela would like to pursue a career in finance and one day work on Wall Street. Congratulations to Manuela Castro as being selected as our senior of the month.