First ever SDISD Top 10 Luncheon to celebrate achievements

By Melissa Cantu Trevino [email protected]

SAN DIEGO — A new tradition began Thursday afternoon at San Diego High School with the first ever Top 10 Student Luncheon.

The top 10 students in the class of 2022 are valedictorian Alejandra Lea Trevino, salutatorian Larissa Saenz, three – Andres Garza, four – Karissa Zotter, five – Corey Lazo, six – Eliana Vidal, seven – Elia Soliz, eight – Brandon Barrera, nine – Jocelyne Torres and 10 – Asher Gonzalez.

The students were officially named top 10 at the Scholarships and Awards Assembly on Wednesday night following their graduation ceremony from Coastal Bend College.

“To get in the top ten means you have to be consistent, very consistent in each of your classes making sure you get the highest mark possible to maintain that average. Congratulations to your students and congratulations to your parents. Parents have to do a lot with what (you) have achieved,” Superintendent Dr. Rodrigo Pena said.

“What a wonderful achievement,” said Dr. Rito Silva, vice president of enrollment and student affairs at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. “These leaders are going to be the leaders of tomorrow…As you embark on the next chapters of your life and go to the different universities you go to, don’t be afraid to ask for help. The people are there and they are paid to help you… I don’t want someone to be the narrator of your life. You are writing the next chapter of your life.

Dr. Silva reminded the students to thank everyone who helped them achieve their dreams.

With this new tradition for the district, Dr. Pena wanted the students to remember their younger years. The students sat “around” the carpet. Dr Pena sat in a white rocking chair as he read Dr Seuss’ ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’ to students as they did when they started their first years of school.

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