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Harlandale ISD: Students graduate from Summer TexPREP Program

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Students graduate from Summer TexPREP Program

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Give up your summers, earn a scholarship. That trade off is well worth it for hundreds of students who take part in the Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). Tuesday, July 31 marked the Closing Day Assembly for the 2012 summer program.

Student participants from across the city, including 63 from the Harlandale ISD, were honored in groups, but a select few dozen of them were recognized individually as well. They got to walk across the stage and receive a special gift for their outstanding achievement, earning a final grade above 98 after sticking with the program for at least three years. Four HISD students have been with the TexPREP program for four summers in a row. They are:

Clarissa Ferniz, McCollum HS

Kimberly Garza, Harlandale HS

Nathan Kosub, McCollum HS

Brian Munoz, Harlandale HS

All students were required to complete seven weeks of curriculum in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Through their coursework they increased their STEM knowledge, took special field trips, learned new skills, became better problem solvers and made new friends. Students also earned one unit of elective credit and many of them are now eligible for scholarships ranging from $1,500-$13,500 to attend a local college.

TexPREP was established in 1979 at UTSA and has since grown to 34 sites across Texas. About 4,000 middle and high school take advantage of the program every summer. It is designed to help boost the number of people, women and minorities in particular, who enter a STEM field.

Below is a list of all HISD students who took part in TexPREP 2012.

Name

PREP Year

Jonathan Acosta

1

Luis Alfonso Alarcon-Morales III

2

Isabel Alonzo

3

John Armijo

3

James Avila

2

Andrea Burgos

2

Cecilia Cabello

1

Cody Cabrera

1

Joe Campos

1

Edward Cantu, Jr.

2

Juan Caracheo Lara

2

Carlos Castilleja

3

Joshua Cortez

2

Naomi De La Cruz

3

Samuel De Los Santos

2

Katherine Delgado

2

Miryam Escareno

3

Giselle Fernandez

1

Christian Ferniz

2

Clarissa Ferniz

4

Abigail Flores

1

Ryan Flores

2

Bradley Freeman

2

Aleryk Fresnillo

1

Cheyenne Garcia

2

Justin Garcia

2

Kimberly Garza

4

Priscila Godina

1

Chloe Gonzalez

2

Yessenia Gonzalez

1

Andrea Green

2

Angel Hernandez

1

Reyann Hernandez

1

Joshua Keller

3

Nathan Kosub

4

Jacob Lopez

1

Christopher Martinez

1

Daniel Mendoza

3

Brian Munoz

4

Alena Myles

1

Carlos Navarro

1

Ricardo Noel Navarro

3

Tessa Ochoa

2

Alejandra Perez

2

Angel Perez

2

Robert Puente

2

Alessandra Rendon

1

Dominique Renteria

1

Derick Requenes

3

Liliana Reyes

1

Avery Ochoa

1

Desiree Rodriguez

3

Paul Rodriguez

1

Amaru Ruiz

1

Christian Salinas

3

Gabriella Sanchez

2

Josefina Sanchez

1

Isleny Sarabia

3

David Saucedo

2

Demetrius Toms

2

Marlene Trevino

2

Mercedes Uriegas

3

Faith Zavala

3