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Two SLHS seniors earn College Board recognition

Velez and Noriega Two San Luis High School students received awards from the College Board National Recognition Program. Seniors Guillermo Velez and Maritza Noriega were named National Hispanic Scholars due to their academic achievements and earning high test scores on the PSAT.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” Velez said. “I am very grateful to all the people that have supported me, especially my parents and my teachers.”

Noriega added: “This is proof of the staff’s achievement as well as mine since I only was able to accomplish this through their support. My family was also a great motivator and a huge reason that I value my education. Families have a huge influence on students and their development both personal and educational.”

Velez said his goal is to study physics after high school and work towards a PhD in a specialized branch of the field, while Noriega intends to study architecture but also continue keeping other options in mind as she pursues her Bachelor’s degree.

“San Luis High School students are amazing,” SLHS Counselor Maria Dillard. “I have no doubt that Guillermo and Maritza will meet their goals one day. They work hard, and persevere in what they want to accomplish.”

Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org