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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, July 21, 2003
Mendoza named to scholar program
The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Marco Mendoza
from Fort Stockton has been named an All-American Scholar.
The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer
deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines.
The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3, or higher, grade point average.
These are awards few students can ever hope to attain.
Marco Mendoza, who attends Fort Stockton Middle School will appear in
the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before
in America's history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners
should be congratulated and appreciate for their dedication to excellence
and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United
States Achievement Academy.
Marco is the son of Marco and Connie from Fort Stockton, TX. The grandparents
are Marcos and Georgia Mendoza from Pecos, TX and Natividad Ybarra, Sr
and the late Isabel Ybarra from Fort Stockton.
Fuentes graduates from Harvard College
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Jonathan Jay Fuentes graduated from Harvard College
on June 5. Fuentes is one of approximately 1600 undergraduates this year
to "join the fellowship of educated men and women," as the Harvard University
president traditionally declares during the Commencement ceremony.
Fuentes, who attended Pecos High School, is the son of Oscar and Pat
Fuentes of Pecos, TX.
At Harvard, Fuentes lived in Mather House, one of the 12 residential
dormitories at Harvard. Fuentes concentrated in Government and graduated
with a bachelor's degree, Cum Laude. Fuentes was active in extracurricular
activities at Harvard, including president and director-Relay for Life and
Education/Activities Committee for the Harvard Cancer Society; house representative
for the Undergraduate Council; and community liaison for RAZA.
Harvard College, the oldest institution of higher education in the United
States, was founded in 1636. The University's graduating class has grown
from nine students in 1642, the year of the first Commencement, to more
than 6,000 students this year, drawn from the College, ten graduate and
professional schools, and a school of continuing education.
Harvard College attracts men and women from all of the United States
and approximately 130 foreign countries. Its more than 6,000 undergraduates
choose from over 40 academic concentrations and over 1,000 courses. Extracurricular
life is lively, with more than 250 organizations run by students focusing
on their ethnic, musical, literary, political, dramatic, and athletic concerns.
"Enter to grow in wisdom" reads an inscription on one of the famous gates
leading into Harvard Yard. On June 5, seniors in the caps and gowns proceeded
through the Harvard Yard gates for a final time as students.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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