When Mark suddenly lost his father in July of 2020, his life was turned upside down. He grew up watching his father work hard every day, and wanted to honor his wish of going to college and becoming something great. His academic journey was not an easy one however, becoming homeless his sophomore year and eventually dropping out the next. After much hard work and help from X-Cel Adult Education, Mark completed his high school diploma and started his college degree in the middle of a global pandemic. After his first year at Bunker Hill Community College, Mark has a 3.6 GPA. Mark plans to finish his associates degree this next spring and enroll in a four year college to pursue a bachelors in Business Management with a minor in Political Science.