Lassen Community College Student Passes Citizenship Test
Last week, Lassen Community College student, Yasier Alvarez passed his citizenship test and will be sworn in on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Alvarez was born in Cuba and moved to Miami, Florida at the age of 16. He was recruited by Tom Rogers to wrestle at LCC. At the time of his enrollment, he could not speak any English.
After working with Carie Nyman and her students, Yasi decided to pursue a degree in Adaptive PE. He will earn his degree this fall in Social Science with a 3.0 and then transfer to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
Yasi also competes in Judo. On May 3rd and 4th, he will compete in the World Cup. This is the first qualifying step for the U.S. Olympic Team. He hopes to compete for the U.S. Olympic team in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.