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  • Victoria Maldonado
    PSJA Memorial Early College High School, Class of 2019

    Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from South Texas College 

    Plans to Attend: Texas A&M International University
    Major: Exercise Science

    Softball Athlete, 2018 Wendy Heisman Scholarship Winner

    What are your goals and aspirations?
    I am going to do my best to fulfill my goal to make my parents proud. Throughout my high school years, I worked hard in the classroom and on the laying field to make them proud because of all they have done for me. So now that my time is coming to leave and be on my own, it is a reflection on how they raised me, and I can't let them down. My parents weren’t able to finish college, so I want to be able to get my bachelor's degree.


    2015 District 31-6A Newcomer of the Year; 2016 District 31-6A Setter of the Year; 2017 District 31-6A 1st Team All- Catcher; 2017 District 31-6A Libero of the Year; 2018 District 31-5A Libero of the Year; 2017-2019 Hidalgo County Cotillion Nominee; 2018-2019 PSJA Memorial Homecoming Queen; 2018 Wendy Heisman Scholarship School Winner; 2018 Wendy Heisman Scholarship State Finalists

    How was your Early College experience?
    My overall experience here at PSJA has been amazing and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. It really taught me a lot in the classroom and outside of the classroom. I have achieved so many awards since elementary school till now and I couldn't thank PSJA enough for it. The way I have seen PSJA grow, it's seen me grow and mature into the young woman I am today. I'm glad my childhood was placed here because of everything I got to witness and learn growing up.

    What would be your message for underclassmen?
    It's not always about who's the smartest, but who wants it more, who desires it like no other. Throughout your journey, never forget who you are and where you come from. Be proud of your culture and history.

    What would you say to your PSJA Family?
    To my PSJA family, thank you for everything you have done for me as an individual. You shaped me into the person I am today and for
    that I couldn’t be any more thankful. You have educated, disciplined, and taught me many aspects of myself that I will forever carry with me onto where ever I go. Knowing that I have an outstanding school district that I am proud of allows me to have confidence in my future and will push me to always strive for more. So PSJA ISD, thank you for encouraging me into being the best I can be but most importantly, thank you for allowing me to be a part of a remarkable family I will never truly forget.