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2013 Award Winners

Photo of Awardee Viviana Corona Viviana Corona is a junior at Mount Vernon High School. Viviana is a bilingual translator and is interested in becoming a dentist. When asked how to describe Viviana, her nominator wrote that she is responsible, reliable, caring, thoughtful, hard-working, dedicated, involved, and a team worker.
 
Photo of Awardee Oscar Garcia Oscar Garcia is a junior at Emerson High School. He aspires to have a career in engineering. Oscar is diligent, conscientious, determined, thoughtful, inquisitive, genuine, and humble. He is an active volunteer in both his school and community.
 
Photo of Awardee Brianna Girdy Brianna Girdy is a junior at Mount Vernon High School. She is an active member of AVID and has a 3.9 GPA. The nominator describes her as dedicated, studious, empathetic, talented, creative, real, kind, and caring. Brianna has a strong work ethic and has career goals of working in the medical field.
 
Photo of Awardee Janee González Janee González is a junior at Mount Vernon High School. She is currently an intern at the Kulshan Youth Program. Janee's nominator describes her as dependable, hardworking, detail oriented, motivated, driven, compassionate, and respectful.
 
Photo of Awardee Nancy Hausauer Nancy Hausauer is a junior at Mount Vernon High School with a 3.67 GPA. She is interested in a career in medicine or social services. Nancy is described as hard-working, determined, kind, thoughtful, giving, appreciative, positive, uplifting, and generous.
 
Photo of Awardee Jasmine Leyva Jasmine Leyva is a junior at Mount Vernon High School. She has been an active member of AVID and is interested in a career in the medical field. Jasmine is described as genuine, humble, hard-working, thoughtful, dependable, responsible, dedicated, and supportive.
 
Photo of Awardee Makayla Mathews Makayla Mathews, a junior at Sedro-Woolley High School, has a 4.0 GPA and is an active member of AVID. She plans to attend a four year university to become a middle or high school teacher. Makayla is organized, dedicated, and a consistent "rock" for others when they need help.
 
Photo of Awardee Samara Mejia Samara Mejia is a junior at Mount Vernon High School. She has career goals of becoming a lawyer or social worker. She is involved in leadership classes and attended La Cima Leadership Camp. Samara is described as conscientious, balanced, honest, unassuming, undaunted, empathetic, enthusiastic, and persevering.
 
Photo of Awardee Martha Morales Martha Morales is a junior at Mount Vernon High School who has earned a 3.7 GPA and is an active member of AVID. She has the career goal of becoming a surgeon. Martha is determined, positive, resilient, motivated, understanding, calm, and intelligent.
 
Photo of Awardee Esmeralda Muñoz Esmeralda Muñoz, a junior at Sedro-Woolley High School, is active in AVID and has a 3.98 GPA. She would like to pursue a degree in math, science, or international studies. Esmeralda is consistent, strong, self-motivated, and her ability to lead others in a quiet, confident manner earns her respect from others.
 
Photo of Awardee Eber Rivera-Ortiz Eber Rivera-Ortiz is a sophomore at Mount Vernon High School. He has volunteered over 100 hours mentoring youth in the Kulshan Youth Program. Eber is described as honest, creative, respectful, open-minded, smart, humble, and talented. He is a leader, mentor, and family oriented.
 
Photo of Awardee Aracely Rodríguez Aracely Rodríguez is a junior at Mount Vernon High School. Her career goals are to become an entrepreneur/business owner. Aracely has taken a leadership class and is described by her teacher as courageous, candid, intrepid, humble, inventive, earnest, thoughtful, and mature beyond her years.
 
Champions of Diversity - No Photo Available Moses Salinas is a student at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy. His career goal is to complete a Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program. Moses is described as determined, hard-working, polite, friendly, punctual, reliable, and responsible..
 
Photo of Awardee Alondra Sanchez Alondra Sanchez, a junior at Mount Vernon High School, has earned a 3.98 GPA and has the career goal of becoming an optometrist. She is an active member of AVID and is a leader among her peers. Alondra is described as caring, organized, determined, understanding, helpful, and positive.
 
Photo of Awardee Xochilt Sanchez Xochilt Sanchez is a junior at Mount Vernon High School. She has a 3.6 GPA and has been in the AVID program for three years. Xochilt is described by her nominator as kind, smart, and talented.
 
Photo of Awardee Teresa Santos Teresa Santos is a junior at Mount Vernon High School. Teresa hopes to attend a four year university and work to improve the lives of migrant students. Teresa is described as strong, tough, determined, reserved, perseverant, bold, and capable.
 
Photo of Awardee Meagan Winans Meagan Winans is a junior at Oak Harbor High School. Her goals are to earn a Studio Arts or Multi-Media Arts degree. Meagan is described by her nominator as dedicated, sincere, challenged, achiever, intense, creator, cheerful, and hopeful.