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Jefry Valdez was one of several foreign-born Grand Junction Rockies players giving a presentation Tuesday in English at an assembly at Central High School. The players talked about their lives, including their families, favorite food and favorite athlete. The presentation was a chance for the players to show off what they have learned in their English classes this season.

English experience

GJ Rockies’ foreign-born players practice their 2nd language at Central assembly

Jorge Oviedo drew a smattering of cheers when he expressed his love of Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona and its star player, Lionel Messi.
Ramon Marcelino received a more thorough round of applause when he said that Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is his favorite athlete.


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