Nohemi Gonzalez was murdered in the recent massacres in Paris.
The only daughter of an immigrant mother, Nohemi not only pursued her studies in industrial design, but worked as a teaching assistant and shop technician, as well has holding a job at an Armani Exchange. Her professor called her “an absolute delight.”
Our school’s mission is to prepare each student for college. Reading about Ms. Gonzalez introduced our 6th graders to one of higher education’s best features, the opportunity to study abroad.
After reading this lovely profile, students shared where they’d like to go: Spain and France ranked high, as did Ireland; other destinations included Hong Kong, the Dominican Republic, and Greece. (North Carolina and Hawaii were proposed too, then revised.)
Most of the obituaries we read every week are not heartbreaking; this one was. Rest in peace, Nohemi. May your life be an inspiration.