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A kid from East L.A.

Luis Olague is currently a senior at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy, one of the five high schools at the Torres campus.

Olague enjoys being involved in the community but most of all, helping people in East L.A. because he comes from an immigrant family and has the advantage to be bilingual.

He is also very passionate about sports and his community, which is why he has mentored and coached a young basketball team at City Terrace, influencing kids to stay out of trouble. He is a multi-sport athlete who plays basketball and volleyball for his high school.

He enjoys following in his father’s footsteps and his accomplishments, like being involved in community work as a head coach and helping many kids.

Throughout the summer, Olague is a student mentor, who takes his time and mentors incoming freshmen by writing them letters, and at one point, giving them school tours and speaking to the rising freshmen who are attending ELARA.

He is a member of his school’s ASB Leadership program where he helps create fun ideas and host exciting events to increase school spirit. Olague really enjoys being a leader, and is currently the boys’ varsity basketball captain where he demonstrates many leadership qualities in different ways as a player and by encouraging his teammates to become better student athletes.

He really plans on succeeding and following his brother’s footsteps who has a master’s degree and who was the first in the family to attend college. Olague hopes to make his parents proud because all they earned was a high school diploma.

In the future, Olague plans to major in criminal justice and help to give back to his community.

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