Samuel Rebollo Quiñones
PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School, Class of 2022
Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from South Texas College
Plans to Attend: Texas A&M University College Station
Major: Business Management
*All-A Honor Roll (9th, 11th, and 12th grade)
*A-B Honor Roll (10th grade)
*Division 1 in UIL Jazz Band (All 4 years)
*BPA Graphic Design Promotion, Human Resources Management, and Presentation Management Team (State Qualifier Recognition 2018-2019, 2021-2022 and State Alternate Recognition 2019-2020).
*Microsoft Specialist Certification (2016)
What are your goals and aspirations?
As I graduate from high school, I strive to continue my education in college to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Furthermore, I will continue to explore my hobbies, such as learning how to play new instruments, music production, and music theory. Lastly, I would like to give back to the community of the Rio Grande Valley, a community that accepted me and helped me grow both as an individual and as a student.
What has PSJA Early College done for you?
PSJA Early College has given me the opportunity to reach a level of education that has helped me prepare for the experiences I will go through in college while taking classes at PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM ECHS. By taking dual-enrollment classes, I have been able to earn an Associate's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with South Texas College, giving me the opportunity to take various classes, explore, and find a career that I will truly enjoy.
How do you feel about your experience at PSJA?
When I arrived in the US from Spain, I was worried that I was going to have a very difficult time adapting to a new language, culture, and lifestyle, but by attending a school in PSJA, I found many students and teachers that supported and helped me achieve my goals. As the years have passed, PSJA has greatly assisted in my growth as a student, giving me the opportunity to take dual-enrollment and Advanced Placement classes, get involved with the community, and explore my interests and hobbies. I am forever grateful for the opportunities PSJA allowed me to take, and for all the support I found from everyone in the district.
What if anything would you say to your PSJA Family?
I would like to thank each one of my teachers, counselors, and administrators from Liberty Middle School and PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM ECHS for helping me see that there is no obstacle that I will face that I can't overcome, and that through continuous effort and dedication, I can achieve all of my goals. I would also like to thank all of my classmates and friends for always supporting me, being there for me, and helping me make the Rio Grande Valley my home. Thank you.