LFHS Top 10 Percent Students Recognized

Top 10 students Mariah Gutierrez (left), Norma Perales show plaques they received.

Top 10 students Mariah Gutierrez (left), Norma Perales show plaques they received.

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

The highest academic achievers from Los Fresnos High School were recognized at the annual Student Academic Achievement Banquet Tuesday at the Brownsville Events Center.

The top 10 percent of students from the junior and senior classes at LFHS were recognized by LFHS principal Justin Stumbaugh, Superintendent Gonzalo Salazar and members of the Board of Trustees. The students were escorted by their parents or family members to receive their medals.

Stumbaugh and the other four administrators at LFHS presented their Golden Apple awards to students who made impacts on administrators during their years at the school. Presenters and their recipients were:

  • Stumbaugh: Manny Ortega
  • Dean of Instruction Jeaneva Scoville: Austine Fornal
  • Assistant Principal Mary Esther Alvarez: Julio Hernandez
  • Assistant Principal Cris Saldaña: Alexa Perales
  • Assistant Principal Victor Monreal: Eliot De Los Reyes

Stumbaugh told the audience of about 700 people that 95 percent of students in the Class of 2018 have applied for postsecondary education, and that 90 percent of them have applied for financial aid.

Students in the Class of 2018 have been offered more than $21 million in scholarship offerings from colleges and universities across the nation.

He also reported accomplishments from the seniors and juniors:

  • 41 percent left LFHS with their academic core complete
  • 11 National Hispanic Scholars in the senior class
  • 19 possible National Merit Hispanic Scholars from the junior class
  • One National Merit Scholar candidate
  • 13 AP Scholars scored a 3 or higher on three more exams
  • Seven AP Scholars with Honors scored a 3 or higher on four or more exams
  • Nine AP Scholar with Distinction scored a 3 or higher on five or more exams
LFHS principal Justin Stumbaugh presents Apple Award recipient Manny Ortega

LFHS principal Justin Stumbaugh presents Apple Award recipient Manny Ortega

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