Saul Salinas partied at the Fresno Fair when Los Tigres del Norte performed
at the Paul Paul Theatre. He had purchased front-row tickets for himself, his mother, and several other family members.
His ecclectic taste then led him back to the Paul Paul Theatre for the MC Hammer concert.
And his willingness to help students led him to become a guidance learning director at Buchanan High School (Clovis) and a mentor at the Latino Student Success Conference held at Clovis High School on Oct. 7.
Salinas spoke to students about college. He was among numerous mentors who shared stories of success through education. About 180 attended the conference. Most of the students were impressed when mentors shared their stories about growing up Latino. I imagined they found a similarity in their own stories.