Success Stories

  • Ricardo "Richy," 12th Grade Soccer Star

    The entire HOPE Online Learning Academy community is proud of HOPE at Roca Fuerte High Learning Academy in Aurora senior Ricardo, better known as “Richy,” who is the leading soccer goal scorer in the All City Urban League, which is a high school interscholastic sports league comprised of teams from alternative school options such as HOPE. Richy was also named to the All City Urban League 2014 All-Star Soccer Team!

    Richy has been playing soccer since he was 9 years old. He was a part of teams at his schools in Albuquerque, N.M. before moving to this area.

    “I like playing Forward and Midfield,” he said. “I’ve made a lot of friends (through soccer).”

    This summer Richy spent a lot of time watching the World Cup soccer games. His favorite team is Mexico.

    “I learn a lot of plays from watching (professional) soccer games,” Richy commented.

    This is Richy’s second year attending HOPE and playing on the soccer team.

    “Soccer helps me stay healthy and keep busy,” said Richy.

    Richy hopes to continue his passion for soccer after graduation, possibly playing in college, with the ultimate goal of continuing to improve his game and compete in a team setting.

    Fall 2014