Eleven EPISD high-school juniors on Thursday graduated from the prestigious Jr. Leadership El Paso, a selective program aimed at developing the skills students will need to become the next generations of leaders in the city.
The program is organized by the El Paso Chamber and takes students through a yearlong curriculum that puts them in contact with civic and business leaders to discuss the hot topics impacting the city.
Students joined other high-school juniors from neighboring school districts, private schools and charter schools.
To successfully graduate, students must attend the monthly sessions and complete a substantial project. This year project collected more than 11,000 socks for the Opportunity Center for the Homeless.
Graduating the program as Jr. Leadership El Paso Class XVI are:
- Paul Bernhard, Coronado High
- Liam Crowley, Coronado High
- Robert Escudero, El Paso High
- Katia Flores, Burges High
- Sara Henry, Coronado High
- Justine Jones, Irvin High
- Alexandra Kelly, Franklin High
- Nya Jones, Irvin High
- Adriana Ochoa, El Paso High
- Madison Rosen, Franklin High
- Mackenzie Tovar, El Paso High