From Myanmar to a Modesto High School; An Immigrant Student's American Dream
David Jasuan was born in Myanmar to a Christian missionary. As a result of government persecution, David and his family were forced to escape the country. They crossed the border from Myanmar to Thailand and then to the Malaysian jungle. Thanks to the United Nations Refugee Agency, David and his family were able to emigrate to the United States; Modesto to be exact. David eventually enrolled at Valley Charter High as a freshman. He felt a responsibility to himself and his family to make the most of his opportunity to receive an education and it showed-he graduated this spring with a 4.17 GPA and 39 completed college credits. With nothing left standing in the way of his future…there is nothing he can’t do.