Rita is an extremely intelligent girl who works hard in all her classes and is beginning to come into her own. She is a quick reader who loves to go to the library, write in her journal, and share what she's written, which is something that most students of any age find intimidating. Rita suffers from asthma, which is difficult to treat for many families in Copán, but she is overcoming it. Rita’s older sister graduated from Mayatan and is presently attending university in San Pedro Sula. Her mother is a kindergarten teacher, and her father is a bus driver for our school. A student as smart and achieving as Rita, if given the opportunity, will certainly be able to join her sister at university or move on to some other promising future.