Border Patrol will Host second “Head of the Class” Awards Ceremony for 2019-2020 School Year

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MCALLEN, Texas – The Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol will be hosting this year’s second “Head of the Class” Awards Ceremony to honor high school seniors who demonstrate exemplary character and determination to succeed. The keynote speaker will be Texas State Representative Oscar Longoria.

The Head of the Class Program is an award to recognize high achieving scholars from 34 Independent School Districts located throughout the Rio Grande Valley.  The students are nominated by their respective school counselor and submitted to the RGV Sector Border Patrol. Recipients will be recognized bi-monthly throughout this academic school year.    

This event will lead to RGV Sector’s 10th year anniversary of the “Youth of the Year” Award. Various organizations and community leaders will collaborate with the Border Patrol to honor the Youth of the Year winners with a ceremonial meal and monetary scholarship donation that will be presented during the Youth of the Year Ceremony.    

Please join us as we recognize these scholars and leaders of tomorrow.

Event:            “Head of the Class” Awards Ceremony

Date:              Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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Time:              10:00 AM

Location:        James Nikki Rowe High School Auditorium

                        2101 N. Ware Rd.

McAllen, Texas 78501

Details:           Still and video photography will be permitted.

Head of the Class recipients:

Jimmy Ortiz – James Nikki Rowe High School

Gabriel Espinoza – Edinburg High School

Emery Drewry – Edinburg North High School

Yamilex Cantu – Johnny Economedes High School

Alejandro Rodriguez – Robert Vela High School

Karina Casas – Falfurrias High School

Eduardo Cazares – Hidalgo Early College High School

Jonah Riojas – McAllen High School

Sofia Hernandez – McAllen Memorial High School

Claudia Quintana – PSJA Early College High School

Gianna Salinas – PSJA Memorial Early College High School

Mariana Juarez – PSJA North Early College High School

Lexi Kintigh – PSJA Southwest Early College High School

Matt Juarez – South Texas World Scholars

Priscilla Mendoza – Valley View High School

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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