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Photo courtesy College Access PlanCollege Access Plan, a Pasadena nonprofit that provides free programs in college preparedness and success, has had the honor of supporting hundreds of underserved students who attend Pasadenaâ€™s public schools as they reach for their college dreams. This year, CAP assisted two students who have been selected as finalists for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS). Thousands of underrepresented minority students apply each year for the opportunities the GMS program offers. According to the GMS website, the program â€œselects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.â€ Gates Scholars receive â€œpersonal and professional development through…leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.â€ (http://www.gmsp.org/). The application process includes writing eight personal essays and submitting transcripts and multiple recommendation letters.Both Carlos Valladares, who attends Blair High School, and Abigail Jacob, who attends John Muir High School, first came to CAP with a determination to attend college that they cultivated at a young age, guided by older siblings who set examples by attending college or illustrating that hard work pays off.Carlosâ€™s parents, who immigrated from Honduras, support Carlosâ€™s college dreams but never attended college themselves; it was Carlosâ€™s older sisters who attended college and set an example that he is eager to follow.While Abigailâ€™s father attended college in the familyâ€™s home country, The Philippines, and her mother received a degree in the United States, family circumstances made it hard for her parents to help Abigail and her sisters navigate the complex college process. It was Abigailâ€™s older sister who served as her role model, encouraging Abigail to work hard and pursue her dreams.During their senior year, multiple CAP staff members provided a support system for these two exceptional students and their quest to become Gates Scholars. Although Carlos had heard of the GMS program, he thought he had virtually no chance of winning the honor until CAP Program Coordinator (and past Gates Millennium Scholar) Jeanny Fuentes encouraged him to apply. He says, â€œJeanny convinced me and became one of the best proof-readers and mentors Iâ€™ve ever had.â€Abigail notes having been directly influenced by the enthusiasm and encouragement of CAPâ€™s Executive Director, Mo Hyman, and a number of CAP staff members. Abigail states, â€œCAP was actually the motivation I needed in writing the eight essays [required for the application]. It was the idea that thereâ€™s at least four people who believe that I had a chance in getting the scholarship and were ready to help me.â€Opportunities AheadCarlos is excited about the potential to capitalize on the various GMS program opportunities that would be offered to him and his fellow students from underrepresented groups should he become a Gates Scholar. He is thrilled that he has made it this far in the process and notes, â€œI know that it places me in the pantheon of great scholarly minds before and after me.â€ Carlos will pursue a career in the critical study of the cinematic arts and hopes to one day to become a professor of film studies.Abigail is also excited to meet the other Gates Scholars if she wins the award. She says, â€œThese are amazing people who have overcome countless obstacles to get to a place in which theyâ€™re leaders who are pursuing and/or creating projects to make an impact on the world they live in.â€ Abigail plans to major in material science and engineering with a minor in bioengineering, and she wishes to promote STEM education to young girls and students from low-income backgrounds. When she goes to graduate school to work in a field related to human technology or stem cells, the GMS program will continue to support her there if she wins the prestigious award.While both students first used CAP services during their junior year, they have appreciated CAPâ€™s guidance and support during the college application process their senior year. Carlos credits CAP with helping him apply to schools and finding ways to stand out to university admissions as a future film scholar. Abigail received tips on how to identify schools that were good matches for her interests, help with revision of personal essays, and assistance with time management and schedules for due dates. She says CAP has been her â€œnumber one source for scholarship opportunities.â€In the fall, Carlos will attend Stanford University and Abigail is headed to University of California at Berkeley. Both students have already received full-ride scholarships for their undergraduate degrees.About College Access PlanCollege Access Plan is an independent 501c3 nonprofit that prepares underserved students to succeed in college. Through partnerships with PUSD, Pasadena LEARNs, and other local agencies, CAP provides no-cost drop-in college readiness advisement and topic-specific workshops on site at four PUSD high schools as well as at Washington Middle School. CAPâ€™s programs are open to all students who aspire to Dream Bigger about their futures. 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Paul Ince believes Alexis Sanchez can revive his career at Manchester United (Pictures: Getty)Paul Ince has backed Alexis Sanchez to revive his career at Manchester United and emerge as a ‘key player’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next season.Much was expected of Sanchez after he joined United from Premier League rivals Arsenal in January 2018, but the Chilean has endured a dismal spell at Old Trafford.The 31-year-old struggled to cement a place in the Red Devils’ first-team before being sent on a season-long loan to Inter Milan last summer.Sanchez has scored only once for the Italian club and will return to Manchester United this summer with his future firmly up in the air.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the forward has been backed to revive his career at Old Trafford by former Red Devils star Ince, who says Sanchez could become an ‘important’ player for Solskjaer next season.‘I wouldn’t rule out Sanchez going back to United and being a key part of their team next season. Football is a funny old game,’ Ince told Paddy Power.‘I’ve been in the situation as a manager where I’ve thought “right, I’m going to get rid of him and him” but when it comes to it you can’t get the deal done, so they stay at the club.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Then pre-season comes around and they’re a totally different player to the season before, and they’re your key man the next season.‘So Sanchez could definitely go back to United, look fantastic in training, and bang suddenly he’s important to their plans after all.’Despite backing Sanchez to revive his Manchester United career, Ince believes joining the club was a ‘mistake’ in the first place. Advertisement Advertisement Alexis Sanchez can revive Manchester United career and be ‘key player’ for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says Paul Ince Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Apr 2020 1:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link548Shares Comment Sanchez has struggled during his loan spell at Inter Milan (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘Going to United was a mistake. I bet Alexis wishes he’d gone to City, like he was supposed to.‘United was never, ever the right move for him; the team wasn’t settled and their style of play wasn’t conducive to him.‘And he was clearly desperate to make an impact. Look at the way Bruno Fernandes has hit the ground running at Old Trafford, that’s what Sanchez wanted, and was expected to do.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘But he didn’t get a lot of game time, he was used out of position, so when he did play he started to come deeper and deeper to get on the ball, to try and influence the game, and that wasn’t his game.‘So a move last summer was always on the cards, and I thought Inter would’ve been a good place for him to go – but, again, he doesn’t fit.‘Where does he play in the 3-5-2 that Antonio Conte plays? You’ve got Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez up front, there’s no room for Sanchez.’AdvertisementAdvertisementSanchez established himself as one of the best players in Europe while at Arsenal, scoring 80 goals and providing 45 assists in 166 matches for the Gunners.MORE: Dortmund captain Marco Reus warns Jadon Sancho off Manchester United transferMORE: Odion Ighalo thanks three ‘brothers’ for helping him settle in at Manchester United