Somnang Son

Utica College Partnerships Program Alumni

When did you graduate high school, and which high school did you attend?
I graduated from TR Proctor High School in 2017

What are you up to now?
Right now, I’m doing an Airframe and Powerplant program as well as mentor for FIRST FTC Robotics.

How did you get involved with Liberty Partnerships?
I got involved with Liberty Partnerships when I was nominated to join the YSLPP in seventh grade. From there on out, I’ve become more involved in my community by networking, getting involved in community service, and be able to keep these connections of great people.

What are some of your favorite activities/programs that you did through Liberty Partnerships?
My favorite program in the Liberty Partnerships were the internships. Being able to experience the different fields of health care, business, and science, I was able to determine what path I was interested in going towards.

Describe how Liberty Partnerships shaped your life both in and out of the classroom.
Liberty Partnerships always had people to help me with my questions and needs when it comes to doing work or receiving help. Out of the classroom is a whole different story. I have a network of people who get involved in communities and help guide me through their experience and successes.

What are you most proud of?
As a student of a Liberty Partnerships, I’m proud of being able to make connections. I was first introduced to my mentor through Liberty Partnerships and he has been the drive that helps me get involved and grab the opportunities when given. If I wasn’t in the Liberty Partnerships Program, I don’t think I would be where I am today.

What advice do you have for current students?
My advice I would give to students is to start low and aim high. Make an ultimate goal for yourself and take baby steps. There’s no skipping steps when it comes to reaching your goal. If you seem to stumble off the steps, it’s ok. You can still bring yourself back onto the steps or create a new pathway towards your goal. There’s no absolute right way of doing things. Do things on your own terms and reach for the stars!