Hillcrest senior chosen out of 54,000 for scholarship

Lupe Almazan
Lupe Almazan

Hillcrest High School senior Guadalupe Almazan was chosen out of 54,000 students nationwide that were narrowed down to a mere 1,000 who will be named Gates Millennium Scholars for 2013.

Almazan will receive a “good-through-graduation” scholarship to use at any college or university of her choice. She has been accepted to Boston College, University of California – Santa Barbara, University of Redlands, University of San Diego, University of Texas, Texas A&M University – Galveston and Baylor University.

“Lupe” is ranked in the top 1.5 percent of her graduating class, is an AP Scholar with Honor, a member of the National Honors Society, a member of the Hillcrest’s Biomedical Research Club where she partakes in pancreatic cancer research at UT-Southwestern Medical Center, and has been selected for the All-City Academic Athletic Team in Volleyball during her entire high school career.

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Wherever she decides to go after she graduates this June, she’s certain she wants to study marine biology or environmental science.


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  • Kathi

    Congratulations, Lupe!

  • asm

    Congratulations to a very deserving Hillcrest student. She will go far in life!