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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Honors September’s Youth of the Month

Release Date: 
September 23, 2016

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Begins 29th Year of the Program
(LtR) standing: Assistant Chief Patrol
Agent Enrique Martinez; Border Patrol agent
Cynthia Canales; Gisell Vela - Lyndon B. Johnson
High School; Josue Vela - R & T Martin High School;
Isis Sofia Lopez - St. Augustine High School;
Hannah Gutierrez - Texas Academy of International
and STEM Studies; Manuel Enrique Aguilar - United
High School; Brisa Gutierrez - United South High
School;Division Chief Anthony Scott Good. Sitting:
Desserae Nicole Rios - Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa High
School; Divina Ceniceros - Harmony Science
Academy; Joo An Rim Kim - J.B. Alexander High
School; Melissa Bustamante - J.W. Nixon High
School; Yajaira Ramirez - Laredo Early College
High School at TAMIU

Laredo, Texas – The Laredo Sector Border Patrol commenced the first Youth of the Month ceremony for 2016-2017 school year at Alexander High School.  The Laredo Sector Border Patrol presented seniors from eleven Laredo high schools with the prestigious Youth of the Month Award; Harmony Science Academy was added to the program this year.  

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.

“Celebrating 29 years, we could not do it without the support of our community partners.  To the students, you are on the right path, we are honoring your achievements and your commitment to give back to your community.  Congratulations on your selection as September’s Youth of the Month, I have no doubt we will be hearing great things about your future endeavors,” said Enrique Martinez, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017