Laredo, Texas – The Laredo Sector Border Patrol held their Youth of the Month ceremony for December’s honorees at St. Augustine High School. The Laredo Sector Border Patrol presented seniors from eleven Laredo high schools with the prestigious Youth of the Month Award.
The Border Patrol Youth of the Month program has recognized Laredo’s top high school seniors for 29 years. Together, with the collaboration of program partners, one student is selected each month from the Laredo-area high schools as Border Patrol Youth of the Month. At the end of the school year, eleven Youth of the Month recipients are considered for the prestigious Border Patrol Youth of the Year award.
“These students have done so much to help others, I congratulate all of you for your outstanding achievements. I thank our community partners, the school administrators, principals, teachers, counselors and last but certainly not least, the families of all these honorees. They did not do this by themselves, it is a collaborative effort,” said Mario Martinez, Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.