My name is Jose Nava and I am currently a Senior at Karnes City High School. Karnes City High School is partnered with Coastal Bend College by providing early college. When I was a Sophomore I witnessed Seniors graduating with associates degree before they graduated High School. Growing up with a single mom I knew I had to take advantage of this. I spoke to my High School counselor and we arranged a class course for the rest of my High School years to ensure I graduated with my associates degree. As I started my senior year I knew it was going to be challenging. I had 9 college classes to take, participate in Varsity Cross Country, play in the High School Band and volunteer where I was needed. I just finished my finials for the semester and I am extremely proud to say that I will be graduating with my associates degree from Coastal Bend College before I graduate from High School. This was not an easy process but it has taught me discipline, organization and that I can do anything I put my mind to.