Partnership Student Receives Ak-Sar-Ben/Horatio Alger Scholarship Award

Posted by on Aug 11, 2010 in blog | Comments Off on Partnership Student Receives Ak-Sar-Ben/Horatio Alger Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Partnership high school graduate, Ceci Menjivar, for receiving the 2010 Ak-Sar-Ben/Horatio Alger Scholarship Award. Ceci is one of only 50 local students selected to receive this prestigious award. The mission of the Horatio Alger Association is “to provide scholarship assistance to deserving young people who have demonstrated integrity and determination in overcoming adversity in their lives and who have shown the academic potential and personal aspiration to make a unique contribution to society.”

Ceci exemplifies this mission in every aspect of her life. As a child, Ceci and her parents immigrated to the United States from war-torn El Salvador. After arriving in the U.S., Ceci ambitiously learned fluent English in an astonishingly short amount of time. With that same sense of determination, Ceci graduated from Bryan High School this past spring with an impressive 4.55 GPA and the distinction of senior class vice president.

This fall, Ceci will attend Creighton University, where she will study business administration. Ceci says she not only plans to obtain her Bachelor’s degree, but will acquire her Master’s degree as well. After completing her education, Ceci intends to give back to her community and especially to those who have helped her in achieving her success so far.

We are so proud of you Ceci and we look forward to the amazing things you will accomplish in the future!