Alumni Profile:

Doncey Albin

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Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 1.27.53 PMGraduating high school on time is an extraordinary achievement. Graduating in five years is sometimes even more. No one better exemplifies the grit of a “super senior” than Doncey. “From getting in legal trouble, suspended each month, failing every class, dealing with chronic depression, and being so frustrated about why I couldn’t seem to leave the circle of poverty, I have met many obstacles,” explained Doncey. With the ongoing support of his Educational Counselor, Doncey created a roadmap to visualize where he was and where he wanted to go. “Planning my future was pretty new to me at 15, and I had yet to realize how important it is,” said Doncey.

His Educational Counselor helped him achieve these goals by providing guidance on how to manage his time and prioritize after-school activities to ensure homework was complete and evenings were structured around a healthy night’s sleep. Today Doncey is a sophomore at Metro State University with a 3.63 GPA. He is majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in electrical engineering and intends to complete his studies at the Colorado School of Mines.

“Planning my future was pretty new to me at 15, and I had yet to realize how important it is”