Complicated family problems drove Yelin and her family from their home in Lima, Peru, to a whole new nation and culture.

They moved into an impoverished barrio in Chile, but at least here Yelin was able to find another A/G school and continue receiving the good education she’d begun in Lima….

The school, her new friends, and teachers, all helped Yelin adapt to her new home —

And when she took the Chilean equivalent of the SAT test to prepare for college, her score on the history exam was the highest in her school — and the highest in the nation!

“I never expected that score,” Yelin said. (She had been worried about the test going in, but after taking it, she thought she’d done “okay.”)

Yelin hopes to study law after her graduation from Cristiano Emmanuel de Florida, her high school.