Our friends at the Hall of Science have honored a remarkable young Queens woman with their first annual Top of the Ladder Award. DNAinfo.com has the scoop.
But the 15-year-old Taveras spoke no English, and struggled to fit in at her new school, Flushing International.
“I didn’t speak the language, and since I went to a high school that only taught English, it was very hard for me,” Taveras said. “I was used to living in a community where everyone knew each other, and now I was living in a place where I didn’t even know my neighbors.”