College Bound Students Celebrate the End of a Successful Year

The 2016-2017 school year wrapped up earlier this month, and we held our College Bound Celebration on June 15th to highlight the accomplishments of our high school students. Recent Dana Hills High School graduate Ariana Vargas stated, “My favorite part of the celebration was seeing everyone get awards for their accomplishments during the school year.” This year we gave awards in four different categories: Academic Achievement, Perseverance, Family, and Commitment.

The Academic Achievement Award was given to students who earned an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in the fall semester. This year, 46 students earned the award.

Recipients:

  • Emmanuel Velazquez
  • Michael Gomez
  • Benjamin Moreno
  • David Santana
  • Sarah Arce
  • Ariana Vargas
  • Charlotte Armani
  • Alan Abrego
  • Diana Acero
  • Victor Chavez
  • Jose Estrada
  • David Fernandez
  • Edlin Garcia
  • Ivan Granados
  • Samantha Jimenez
  • Maria Macias
  • Jessica Martinez
  • Nancy Mendez
  • Jeffrey Millan
  • Citlali Perez
  • Mireya Reyes
  • Monika Robles
  • Mary Rodriguez
  • Claudia Rodriguez
  • Brisa Salgado
  • Karla Sanchez
  • Ivan Santana
  • Brianna Urrutia
  • Julyanna Vazquez
  • Dafne Saldivar
  • Rey Cano
  • Erika Lopez
  • Jose Sotelo
  • Cristian Aguilar
  • Juana Monroy
  • Natalia Garcia
  • Elizabeth Ponce
  • Aide Najera
  • Amy Fabian
  • Angela Mendoza
  • Ashley Bahena
  • Brandon Fernandez
  • Bryant Villamil
  • Jaime Del Rio
  • Maggie Perez
  • Robert Gonzalez

The Perseverance Award was given to students who were highly involved in our program during the 2016-2017 school year. These students attended our tutoring at the Boys and Girls Club, volunteered at In-Session at Marco Forster Middle School, and attended other program events throughout the year.

Recipients:

  • Arianna Barrera
  • Eloisa Barrera
  • Samantha Jimenez
  • Jessica Martinez
  • Angela Mendoza
  • Katie Muniz
  • Bertha Olmedo
  • Mireya Reyes
  • Mary Carmen Rodrigo
  • Claudia Rodriguez
  • Aldo Ruiz
  • Jonathan Ruiz
  • Karla Sanchez
  • David Santana
  • Peter Soto
  • Alejandro Tellez
  • Richard Zamarripa

The Family Award was given to parents and families who have gone above and beyond to support our mission during the 2016-2017 school year.

Recipients:

  • Sarah Arce’s Family
  • Litzy Calzado’s Family
  • Aide Najera’s Family
  • Elizabeth Ponce’s Family
  • David Santana’s Family
  • Peter Soto’s Family
  • Ariana Vargas’s Family

The Commitment Award was given to seniors who have shown outstanding commitment during all of their years in Breakthrough.

Recipients:

  • Sarah Arce
  • Aide Najera
  • Elizabeth Ponce
  • Ivan Santana
  • Ariana Vargas

Finally, all of our seniors in attendance were recognized and given a Certificate of Completion from the College Bound Program. This year, our seventeen seniors all graduated from high school and 100% of them will be attending college in the fall. Our mission became a reality for these motivated students and we look forward to continuing to support them through college.

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