By Joaquín Zihuatanejo for the Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Recipients of San Antonio, Texas
It doesn’t matter If you’re inner city, suburb, or rural Leo, Pisces, or Taurus Every single one of usKnows every successful scholar Like every great explorer Lives life on the edge, Makes a fiesta Of every living breathing second And yes it starts with focus And ends in the realization Of a dream A dream that is the fusion Of hard work and determination A commitment to education, Community and service But each of you have proven Your ability to connect The word, super, with the word, duty As it applies to your extraordinary lives You all realize That to escape the mundane You must live with a heart as free as a mustang Galloping across some far off West Texas Plain But remember young scholars You can’t just flex your muscles You have to flex your brain So push yourself to the max And strive To drive Towards excellence And yes it’s true This expedition that is your future Continues for each of you Unlike the rest of us Like Ford you represent the best in Texas And truth be told All you ever need to be Is as driven as an old reliable F-150 On some dusty farm to market Texas road And along the way always know That your familias believe in you, that I believe in you, that Ford believes in you, We all believe in you So get busy striving Get busy driving Your road awaits Difficult as it may seem Know you’re well on your way Toward your American dream
– Joaquín Zihuatanejo
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