It was a proud and patriotic day for students, teachers, and staff at Foothills Elementary School and one the school’s head custodian, Favio Gonzalez, will never forget. You see Principal Abe Yospe decided to gather everyone for a big surprise to honor Mr. Gonzalez after he learned the beloved custodian had successfully passed his American citizenship exam.
When Mr. Gonzalez walked into the gymnasium, students erupted with enthusiasm, chanting his name in an emotional moment that meant the world to the new American citizen. Students sang patriotic songs and presented Mr. Gonzalez with an American flag, along with a Uruguay flag from his home country. To make the moment even more special, the Gonzalez family showed up as part of the surprise, hugging Favio with tears of pride and happiness.
Mr. Gonzalez thanked everyone and told students anything in life is possible if you work hard to achieve your goals and dreams.
Congratulations, Mr. Gonzalez!