#Laredo Sector Border Patrol Presents the January Youth of the Month Honorees

The Laredo Sector Border Patrol held its Youth of the Month event at the Lyndon B. Johnson High School on Wednesday, January 23.  At a ceremony for the January 2019 honorees, Border Patrol along with community partners presented seniors from eleven Laredo high schools with the prestigious Youth of the Month Award.

Border Patrol Agent Carolina Machado, a former Head of the Class honoree, from the Laredo North Station told the honorees, “If it meant that hard work and studying lead to success, if it meant that perseverance and endurance will shine, if it meant that this was an indication for your future to be, it meant that you were the Youth of the Month of 2019.”

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

The following students were chosen as the Youth of the Month for January:

Dr. Leonides G. Cigarroa High School                                    Sylvia Martinez    

Harmony Science Academy                                                     Adrian Huerta   

Hector J. Garcia Early College High School                             Kassandra Romero    

John B. Alexander High School                                                Mary Patricio    

J.W. Nixon High School                                                           Valeria Guerrero      

Lyndon B. Johnson High School                                               Amber Davila   

R&T Martin High School                                                         Valeria Pruneda    

St. Augustine High School                                                        Ebilberto Gonzalez    

Staggs Academy of International and STEM Studies                   Karen Morales    

United High School                                                                  Jesus A. Ortiz   

United South High School                                                        Bethanny Cantu

Back Row LtR: Alejandro De La Rosa, Border Patrol Agent, Carolina Machado, Border Patrol Agent; Bethanny Cantu, United South High School; Jesus A. Ortiz, United High School; Amber Davila, Lyndon B. Johnson High School; Ebilberto Gonzalez, St. Augustine High School; Alonso Gutierrez, Border Patrol Agent; Clay Fulgham, Border Patrol Agent

Front Row LtR: Valeria Guerrero,  J.W. Nixon High School;  Karen Morales,  Staggs Academy of International and STEM Studies; Mary Patricio, John B. Alexander High School; Sylvia Martinez, Dr. Leonides G. Cigarroa High School;  Kassandra Romero, Hector J. Garcia Early College High School    


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