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  • Zarina Garza

    PSJA Southwest Early College High School, Class of 2022

    Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from South Texas College

    Plans to Attend: Sam Houston State University 

    Major: Acting & Directing 

    What are your goals and aspirations? 
    After graduation, I plan on furthering my education by attending Sam Houston State University. I want to gain more knowledge in theatre production and acting. After training in college, I will hopefully be pursuing a career in acting and special effects hair and makeup design. I want to be working in the performance industry, specifically film and television. 


    •  UIL State One-Act Play Champion 
    • UIL State One-Act Play All-Star Cast, Honorable Mention 
    • 4 Year UIL State Theatrical Design Finalist 
    • 4th place UIL State Hair and Makeup Design 
    • 6th place UIL State Hair and makeup Design  
    • Best Actress in a Play, Palm Award 
    • 5th Place UIL State Prose Interpretation 
    • 3-year UIL Top Theatre School  
    • UIL Academic Champion 
    • Rotary Club Member of the Month 
    • Current reigning Miss Teen Pharr 
    • UIL State Film Champion 
    • UIL State Film runner-up 


    What has PSJA Early College done for you? 

    PSJA Early College has done everything for me. It has given me a head start in my education and has taught me countless lessons. I now know the dedication and responsibility it takes to be a college student. Having the opportunity to take college classes as a high school student has been a challenge but it ultimately molded the student I am today. I know what will be expected of me when I enter the next level in my education. I am forever grateful for the PSJA Early College program. 

    How do you feel about your experience at PSJA? 

    My experience at PSJA has been magical. I have been in a place where my talents have been nurtured and my knowledge challenged. I was constantly pushed by my teachers and classmates to be better each day. I feel extremely grateful and privileged to be a part of PSJA. I have created countless memories that will follow me throughout my entire life. 

    What if anything would you say to your PSJA Family? 

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have taught me everything I know. You were always right behind me, supporting me through every win and every loss. When I thought I had nowhere to go, you opened your arms and built me back up. Words cannot describe how much I love and cherish my PSJA Family.