‘I am a proud child of an immigrant’
By Xanii Morales
Oconee County Schools K-12
"My square symbolizes Mexican immigrants and their children's resilience. Myself being the daughter of immigrants, I know all the horrible and tough things we are put through to try and bring us down -- but we never give up! Especially myself. My motivation to be resilient is my parents because they have gone through literal hell to get me to where I am right now. They came to this country with nothing. They struggled as they tried to make a life here. The heart with the Mexican flag represents myself and others. The barbed wire represents what the US does to try to hold us back. "