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Over 40 PSJA ISD seniors, first-generation college students named 2019 Regent Scholars

43 Regent Scholars

PHARR – Forty-three seniors and future first-generation college students from all five Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) high schools have been named 2019 Regent Scholars and awarded 4-year $5,000 ($20,000) scholarships to complete their post-secondary education.   

 

The Regents' Scholars Program is designed to assist first-generation college students in achieving their educational goals at Texas A&M University. Each year only 900 students receive up to $5,000 per year for up to four years. 

 

 

Almost all 43 PSJA ISD recipients will be graduating with Associate Degrees from South Texas College two weeks before their high school graduation in May. 

 

In addition to breaking district record for the number of Regent Scholars, this year has also marked the first time that 26 PSJA ISD seniors were named 2019 Century Scholars and 18 were awarded the prestigious Dell Scholarship each in the amount of $20,000 for their post-secondary education. 

 

According to the PSJA College Transition and Gear Up Director Carlos Garcia this showcases the tremendous dedication by all the students, teachers, and the PSJA Financial Aid Officers. 

 

“Congratulations to our seniors for being awarded these prestigious and competitive scholarships,” Garcia said. “We have a great team that is fully invested in helping our students succeed in high school, college, and beyond.” 

 

 

The recipients are as follows: 

 

PSJA Early College High School 

  • Alma Albertos, Associate of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies  

  • Angelica Garza, Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics  

  • Saul Guaracha, Associate of Science Degree in Engineering  

  • Olga Perez, Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics  

  • Xitlatli Vanessa Sanchez, Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics  

  • Annika Blake Sweet, Associate of Science Degree in Biology  

  • Emmanuel Tamez Cardenas, Associate of Science Degree in Biology  

  • Vivian Alyssa Vela, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary 

 

PSJA North Early College High School  

  • Clarissa Alvarez, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Alejandro Cantu, Associate Degree in Engineering 

  • Natalie Cantu, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Samantha Garza Associate Degree in Mathematics 

  • Leonardo Gonzalez, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Ana Hernandez, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Felipe Hernandez, Associate Degree in Mathematics 

  • Amanda Montanez, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Anahi Narvaez, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Diana Porraz, Associate Degree in Biology 

  • Melissa Rodriguez, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Bryanna Salazar, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Bryssa Torres, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

 

PSJA Memorial Early College High School  

  • Carlos Cardoza, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies  

  • Maria Colin, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Sylvia Fonseca, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies  

  • Misael Garza, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Laura Gomez, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Amy Huang, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies  

  • April Marez, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies  

  • Christopher Mireles, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Janelle Rodriguez, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Brittney Salcido, Associate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

 
PSJA Southwest Early College High School  

  • Viviana De Leon, Associate Degree of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Emily Garcia, Associate Degree of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Jorge Gonzalez, Certificate in Manufacturing 

  • Francisco Lopez, Associate of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Mariane Mejia, Associate Degree of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Esmeralda Meza, Associate of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies  

  • Galilea Puente, Associate of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Franky Ramos, Associate of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Stydies 

  • Brittney Trochez, Associate of Scence in Interdisciplinary Studies 

  • Jorge Villagomez, Associate of Science in Criminal Justice 

 

PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School  

  • Ivan Benavidez, Associate Degree in Biology  

  • Hugo Zazueta, Associate Degree in Engineering 

 

Congratulations to the students and their families!