Fidel Cervantes found the right fit for his university education 25 miles down the road from home.
A native of Delhi in north Merced County, Cervantes selected UC Merced when he made his college choice two years ago.
“It was a logical option,” Cervantes said. “I would get a UC education while saving on room and board.”
For Cervantes, however, staying close to home is about more than economics. The UC Merced political science major is using his community as a learning laboratory for his field of study.
Just two years out of high school, Cervantes serves on Delhi Unified School District’s school board. He was 19 when the district appointed him to fill a vacancy, and he plans to run for a seat and serve a five-year term.
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