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