#Laredo Sector Border Patrol Commences the Youth of the Month Program for 2018 – 2019 School Year

The Laredo Sector Border Patrol kicked-off the Youth of the Month at United High School on Wednesday, September 19 marking its 31st year since the inception of the program.  During the ceremony held for the honorees, Border Patrol presented seniors from eleven Laredo high schools with the prestigious Youth of the Month Award.

The Youth of the Month Program has recognized Laredo’s top high school seniors for more than 30 years.  Together, with the collaboration of program partners, one student is selected each month from the Laredo-area high schools for the award.  At the end of the school year, eleven Youth of the Month recipients are considered for the prestigious Youth of the Year Award.

“I ask that you remember today as one of your many accomplishments as you continue your journey to success. Please remember that anything is possible with determination and perseverance,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Jose A. Martinez.

The following students were chosen for this award:

September Youth of the Month Recipients:


Dr. Leonides G. Cigarroa High School                      Diana Lesley Santos

Harmony School of Excellence                                 Karina Silva

Hector J. Garcia Early College High School              Sarai Ruiz

John B. Alexander High School                                 Robert Leza Jr.

J.W. Nixon High School                                            Sheyla Rodman

Lyndon B. Johnson High School                                Katheleen Chavez

R&T Martin High School                                          Mayka J. Coutino-Ramirez

St. Augustine High School                                         Ana Catarina Romo

Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies    Catarina Samaniego

United High School                                                  Alejandro Xavier Alaniz

United South High School                                        Jenifer Velasquez


Cutline: LtR: Adela M. Vasquez, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent; Jose A. Martinez, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent;  Lyndon B. Johnson High School, Katheleen Chavez; United South High School,Jenifer Velasquez; J.W. Nixon High School, Sheyla Rodman; United High School, Alejandro Xavier Alaniz; John B. Alexander High School Robert Leza Jr.; Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies Catarina Samaniego; Hector J. Garcia Early College High School, Sarai Ruiz; St. Augustine High School, Ana Catarina Romo; Harmony School of Excellence, Karina Silva; R&T Martin High School, Mayka J. Coutino-Ramirez; Dr. Leonides G. Cigarroa High School, Diana Lesley Santos; Border Patrol Agent, Alonso E. Gutierrez ; Border Patrol Agent, Jose I. Munoz.

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