The Weslaco ISD Migrant Department recently recognized all high school migrant students graduating this year. Parents and school district officials gathered to celebrate this remarkable accomplishment at the USDA Building recently.
“They have earned this moment,” Title One Migrant Director George Lopez said. “These students will now forge forward and earn a degree.”
Former migrant students and now alumni from Michigan State University and St. Edward’s University spoke to the students during the ceremony. MSU graduates Carla Castillo and Melissa Morales, along with Jennifer Trevino from St. Edward’s described their journey to academic success.
“Students can see that others who shared in the same circumstances can achieve their academic goals and be successful,” Lopez said. “All our migrant students can earn college degrees if that is what they want.”
Over 60 migrant students received a certificate of achievement.
From CTE Early College High School students are: Natalie Herrera, Alejandro Moreno and Jose Olivarez.
Representing South Palm Gardens High School are Marlea Aguirre, Adelynn Castillo, Angel M. Charles, Jose M. Delgado, Vanessa Escorza, Victoria Figueroa, Karen Gomez, Emily Gonzalez, Jonathan Guerra, Jesus F. Hernandez, Citali Jimenez, Gladis Jimenez, Mark A. Moreno, Alexia A. Olvera, Lucio Ramos, Jose Rodriguez, Lucio Ruiz, Juan P. Sanchez, Raul Torres and Zaida Zamora.
From Weslaco East High School, students are Jorge Acevedo, Javier Alcala, Andres Garcia, Juany Gomez, Fabian Hernandez, Janelly Hernandez, Saul Hernandez, Ashley Herrera, Brittany Lara, Jesse Macias, Arturo Velasquez, Jose Perez, Joel Ramos, Jose W. S. Campos, Andre Villela, Martin Zamarripa and Jazlyn Zertuche.
From Weslaco High School, students are: Isabella Aldava, Melanie Becerra, Myrka Blanco, Justin Calderon, Daisy Cisneros, Luis De La Mora, Sergio Loera, Jocelyn Lopez, Yarely Marroquin, Luis A. Martinez, Isaiah Ramos, Shelby Ramos, Jaelynn Rocha, Audrey Rodriguez, Jose A. Rojas, Perla Rubio, Sydney Ruiz, Luis Salazar, Manuel Salazar, Javier A. Vasquez and Marcus Gonzalez.