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  • Karina Quintana
    PSJA Early College High School, Class of 2017

    Associate Degree in Mathematics from South Texas College

    Plans to Attend: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    Major: Education

    President's Honor List from South Texas College; President of the Interact Club; Doctorate in Accelerated Reader; Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

    What are your goals and aspirations?
    After graduating from PSJA Early College High School, I would like to pursue a Master's in Library Science. My passion for reading and helping out the library has helped me realize that I want to inspire others to see the joy that reading can bring.

    Awards/Honors
    President's Honor List from South Texas College; President of the Interact Club; Doctorate in Accelerated Reader; Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

    How was your Early College experience?
    I feel honored to have attended an Early College High School in PSJA. I feel grateful to have experienced college life in the high school setting and grateful for all the hours I have accumulated because of my school. I feel confident that I am prepared for any university that I wish to attend and be successful.

    What has Early College done for you?
    One of the most amazing things which PSJA Early College High School has done for me is allow me to earn an associate degree in mathematics. By allowing me to have this opportunity, I have been allowed to go above and beyond the normal standard of a high school student, all in an effort to get me college complete.

    What would be your message for underclassmen?
    My advice for underclassmen would be to give high school their 100 percent and enjoy the time they have with their friends. While it may seem difficult at times, they should know that all their hard work will pay off in the end.