By Logan Hartman

Felix Cervantes is a member of the track and field team, cross country team, and will be graduating in May with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Cervantes was born in Michocan, Mexico and moved to Salinas, California when he was a child. Growing up, Cervantes enjoyed playing soccer but because of injuries decided to stop playing soccer and picked up running. After running in high school for the track and cross country teams, he knew he wanted to run in college and attended Hartnell college; a two year community college in his hometown of Salinas.

The decision to attend McPherson came to Cervantes after speaking with a friend from Hartnell who was attending McPherson and also part of the track and field team.

When he first arrived at McPherson, Cervantes struggled with whether he wanted to continue to pursue being a dentist, or if he wanted to change his major. He came to the conclusion that he wanted to change his major, and he switched to political science. He is still pleased he made that decision.

Cervantes aspires to be a lawyer working with family cases or immigration cases one day. He currently has an internship for this summer with a law firm from Salinas, California where he will be exposed to the types of cases he hopes to one day be working himself. Cervantes has applied to three graduate degree programs in California to fulfill his aspirations; San Francisco State University, University of Santa Cruz, and California State University of San Bernandino. He is currently waiting on acceptance letters from all three programs.

Cervantes is thankful for the faculty and staff at the school, “I feel like they really do want to help you, they give you the tools you need in order to succeed,” said Cervantes. In closing, Cervantes finishes his time here at McPherson this spring and wants his peers and future students to remember to “take advantage of the tools the school is giving you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, they are there for you.”