San Juan, Texas - The U.S. Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector Head of the Class Program recognized 11 students from mid-valley area schools for their outstanding accomplishments.
Principal Corina Ramirez and Ms. Giesel Annette Garza (counselor) from PSJA High School in San Juan graciously hosted the Head of the Class ceremony that recognized 11 students from area high schools. The students were honored for being well-rounded students, who are involved in their school and communities, as well as excelling in academics and promoting a drug-free lifestyle.
Head of the Class Coordinator Agent Rosa Santillan, of the Weslaco Station, was the master of ceremonies and Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Jose R. Villarreal, of the Rio Grande Valley Sector Headquarters, was the guest speaker at the event.
Pictured from left to right are:
Seated: Gabrielle Marroquin, PSJA Memorial High School; Bernardina Colunga, Weslaco East High School; Kelsie Anne Castillo, Donna High School; Sylvia Cuevas, Valley View High School; and Leticia Gonzalez, Mercedes High School.
Standing: Agent Rosa Santillan, Head of the Class Coordinator, Weslaco Station; Daniel Alvarez, PSJA North High School; Margarita Hernandez, La Villa High School; Janette Ruiz, Progreso High School; Araceli Vazquez, Edcouch-Elsa High School; Carlos Gutierrez, Weslaco High School; Jesus A. Rodriguez, PSJA High School; and ACPA Jose R. Villarreal, RGV Sector Headquarters, Edinburg.
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.