Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas — On Thursday, February 11, 2021, United States Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector hosted the third session of the 2020-2021 school year Head of the Class Ceremony. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the ceremony was conducted online. This event which is hosted four times a year, highlights distinguished students enrolled at various school districts throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector Division Chief Lloyd Easterling addressed the Head of the Class honorees from 16 high schools in the mid-valley area. The 16 students honored today will be eligible to win a scholarship presented at the annual Youth of the Year Awards Ceremony.
Weslaco Police Chief Joel Rivera was the keynote speaker for the event. Chief Rivera congratulated the students on their outstanding academic achievements, service to community, and delivered an inspirational message to the students.
Head of the Class Recipients:
Abraham Cisneros- Donna High School
Heaven Peña- Donna North High School
Ernesto Moreno– Edcouch-Elsa High School
Victor Velazquez– La Feria High School
Yesenia Garcia– La Villa Early College High School
Madison Gonzales– Lasara High School
Diego Garza – Lyford High School
Ramsey Ramirez– Mercedes Early College Academy
Catherine Grimaldo– Mercedes High School
Jocelyn Diaz– Monte Alto Early College High School
Richard Guarneros– Progeso High School
Nyda Hernandez– Santa Rosa High School
Sarah Trevino– South Texas ISD Health Professions
Daniel Kim– South Texas ISD Science Academy
Mayrin Cuenca– Weslaco East High School
Brian Peña– Weslaco 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.