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Romina Casteneda

University of Texas at Austin Freshman, FLMECHS ℅ 2019

Romina Castaneda graduated from Frank L. Madla Early College High School in May of 2019 as her class Salutatorian.

She has now completed her first round of midterms at the University of Texas – where she received a $48,000 Impact Scholarship.

Because she entered her university career with an Associates Degree under her belt, she was able to pursue a double major in East Asian Languages and Cultures and International Relations and Globalization with a graduation date of 2023.

When asked about how attending FLMECHS helped her transition into university life, Romina shares, “My high school experience gave me a foundation that prepared me for the workload that I now manage. Because I entered with college experience, I do not struggle the way my college peers do. I feel like I can achieve anything.”

Romina aspires to work at a United States Embassy as an International Diplomat.

Hear directly from Romina about what skills she gained from our Early College experience that prepared her to thrive in university life. Click here

Leigh Benavidez

Incarnate Ward Academy Junior, FLMECHS C/O 2018

Leigh is attending the University of Incarnate Word where he is double majoring in Criminal Justice and Philosophy. Upon university graduation Leigh will pursue higher level of education in either law or psychology. Ultimately, he will either become an attorney or become a therapist for law enforcement.

Sierra Garcia

Texas A&M San Antonio Senior, FLMECHS C/O 2018

Sierra will soon walk the commencement stage yet again – just two years after earning her High School diploma and Associate’s degree from FLMECHS. She will soon receive her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, Sierra plans to gain her teacher certification and become a special education teacher. While teaching, she will pursue her Master’s degree in Social Work and Counseling then onto a PhD in Psychology. Ultimately, she aspires to open a non-profit organization that assists young people in south San Antonio in overcoming academic challenges.

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