Waking up every morning to the sound of Saraa getting ready for her day was a refershing feeling, that she was excited to see and learn something new about the U.S. and about Boston. My mother would then make her breakfast, my sister would sing with her in the car, and I would keep her close as I’d take her to school with me every morning. To go to school without her will be weird for me, not wondering about where they are and if they’re having fun, if my mom will be picking everyone up that day. Saraa has truly become my little sister, loved by my entire family. We have renamed our guest bedroom “Saraa’s Room”. I don’t just have one little Mongolian sister, I have many. The students are so wonderful and loving, I just feel a strong bond to each one of them. I will never forget all my mongolian siblings.
- Liliana Jacobson-Peregrino
John D. O’bryant School of Mathematics and Science