This year’s fiesta will definitely have some Harlandale flair as former graduate Angela Maria Sanchez has been selected as the 2013 Marine Corps Female Ambassador for Fiesta.
Sgt. Sanchez is an alumna of Harlandale High School, Class of 2003. She went on to attend Texas A&M University in College Station where she took part in the Corps of Cadets and Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. Sgt. Sanchez later earned her Master’s in Counseling and Human Services from Liberty University. She currently serves as the Assistant Career Planner for the 4th Reconnaissance Battalion in San Antonio and is the Processing Clerk for the Marine Corps Individual Ready Reserves.
She is the daughter of Ret. Marine Corps GySgt Johnny Sanchez, Jr. and Harlandale ISD Employee Tina Marie Sanchez. Her brother serves as a submariner in the U.S. Navy and is stationed at Pearl Harbor, HI.
In a press release, Angela stated that she is extremely honored to represent, not only the U.S. Marine Corps, but her hometown of San Antonio and its south side community.