Juan Granados: A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts senior leaving impact on school and community

Heading to Duke in the fall

Juan Granados is getting ready to graduate from Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach having accomplished a lot, but he doesn't see it that way.
 
"I would say half way, like I don't think I'm accomplished yet I still think there is more I can do, that I can push for, that I can be successful in," Granados says.
 
He has a top GPA, is a member of several clubs, and is headed to Duke University in the fall.
 
He hopes to major in pre-med. He wants to continue what he says is a passion to help.
 
"I don't think that passion is going to stop because it's sort of like shaped my life," he says.
 
Granados moved to West Palm Beach with his parents from Colombia when he was seven-years-old.
 
His mom talked of the opportunities here, opportunities Juan made sure he took advantage of.
 
"All these open doors, helped me to reach that passion, so I kind of want to give back to what the United States gave to me," Juan says.
 
This weekend, Granados will accept a $1,000 dollar scholarship from the Hispanic Chamber of  Commerce of Palm Beach County.
 
Money to help Juan pay for the next chapter of his life, where he hopes to continue helping others.
 
"They're saying we support what you are going to do, not the money but the message of what they are giving you it just means like we have faith in you and we trust that you will do greater things in life," he says.
 
 

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