Head of the Class 2019: Mayra Velazquez, eStem High Public Charter School
eStem High Public Charter School
HONORS & ACHIEVEMENTS
AP Scholar with Distinction, Questbridge Prep Scholar, National Society of Leadership and Success, National Society of High School Scholars, Excellence in Foreign Language, Hendrix S-STEM Scholar, first place in Noble Civic Innovation Challenge, first place at semi-finals of 2018 Arkansas Times Musicians’ Showcase.
My goal is to major in physics and minor in music and delve into the research of astrophysics throughout the course of my post-secondary education experience, studying abroad and interning to gain more knowledge in this field. After having worked in this profession, I plan to become an educator.
FAVORITE MEMORY FROM HIGH SCHOOL
Volunteering at the Museum of Discovery, being the guitarist for a local rock band (Sabine Valley), and simply spending time with my close group of friends and family has allowed me to break free from my comfort zone and grow as a person, enjoying the connections I've made with my peers, my teachers and my community.
THE TEACHER WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE
I can't name just one; Mr. James, Mrs. Liu, and Captain Pursley from my high school have all challenged me to become a more curious and determined person through their rigorous courses and helpful attitude toward learning. From learning basic scales to finger-style arrangements of popular songs, my guitar teacher, David Dunavant, has made me truly appreciate the world of music and its impact on people.