Hello Accesslocal.Tv visitors! My name is Bruce Tran, and I’m one of the latest additions to the Neighborhood News Correspondent team. When I was eight years old, I came to Sacramento from Vietnam and I have lived here ever since. I’m currently a Junior at John F. Kennedy High School. I hope to bring all the skills I have learned so far in my scholastic career to the table and write as a Neighborhood News Correspondent.
As I was growing up, the English language was a difficult thing for me to learn. Luckily for me, I had people around me to keep my hopes up. The people I have met while moving around Sacramento have supported me and helped me learn to articulate myself no matter how many mistakes I made. My teachers and friends are an important part of my community because they are always around to help me.
I have lived in many different areas of Sacramento throughout my life. Those places include Sky Parkway, Meadowview, and Lemon Hill. Many people who live in these communities care about the place and the future generation that’s growing up there. While in school, many associations have helped me even after class had ended such as the Boys and Girls Club, Target Excellence, and City Years. The people who work in these groups have ignited the fire of curiosity in me as well as many others.
While I am a Neighborhood News Correspondent, I plan to write and let everyone know how great of a place Sacramento is. I want to showcase the different communities I have grown up in and explore other exciting things I have missed. Many media outlets have focused only on the wrong things that happen in these communities such as shootings or accidents while overlooking the good things that happen. This position as Neighborhood News Correspondent gives me the opportunity to get the word out about how beautiful of a place Sacramento is.