Graduate Spotlight: Evelyn Romero at Hillcrest High School

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Graduation season is happening May 29–June 7, and in honor of Dallas ISD graduates, The Hub is spotlighting a different senior each day as the Class of 2015 takes their anticipated walk across the stage.

Today we spotlight Evelyn Romero at Hillcrest High School.

Awards/honors, involvement: 2015 editor-in-chief for the Hillcrest Hurricane, AP Scholar with distinction, Hillcrest’s Golden Panther recipient, Quest Scholar with a full academic scholarship, Valedictorian

The biggest lesson I’ve learned in school: I have learned to always do my best and dedicate my time to my education since it is such a valuable, unique thing many around the world lack.

The teacher(s) who inspired me the most: There are so many teachers who have inspired me in different ways, among them Mr. Wright, Ms. Todd, and Mr. Davenport. They made learning unique and fun despite the different obstacles that were in the way. They always pushed me to do my best and believed in me.

Who/what motivates me: My beginnings and the things I faced early in life motivate me to do my best now. I was born in poverty [in El Salvador]where education for girls was discouraged and seen as a waste of time. I wanted to prove those stereotypes wrong and show that I could accomplish whatever I set out to do. My parent’s constant support and encouragement are my driving force as well.

What’s next: I will be attending Pomona College in Claremont, CA in the fall. I plan to major in chemistry on a pre-med track and hopefully make a positive impact in society in the future.

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