Gina Pérez maintains an outstanding 3.83 GPA at Legacy High School. Now in her senior year, Pérez plans to attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins this fall. She is an active member of Student Government (senior representative), Class Leadership (treasurer), Student Acceptance Club and previous president of the Gay/Straight Alliance. Pérez was awarded several awards indicative of her strong commitment to both her education and community service. Her awards include, but are not limited to, Academic Letter (three times), Letter in Student Government and recognition by the school’s administration for her community service. Pérez currently works part-time and is bilingual.
“The Body Finder,” by Kimberly Derting
Shy Keenan (author)
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“Push pebbles instead of mountains.”
Pérez has volunteered more than 200 hours through Student Government, dedicating her time in projects such as the homecoming dance and Trick-or-Treat Street as well as assisting outside organizations like Broomfield FISH and Children’s Hospital. She’s also volunteered through Class Leadership, Special Needs Positive Cooking, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Children’s Museum and others. Pérez’ volunteer work has made a large presence in her community so much so that she was recognized as one of this year’s Hispanic Annual Salute scholarship recipients where she was awarded $4,000 toward her tuition and a brand new laptop.
“The community allows you to get a lot of great opportunities and giving back is the least that can be done,” Pérez said about the importance of volunteering.
IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD . . .
“I would make sure that others put others before themselves.”(By) always trying to make a difference and having empathy for everybody else’s needs.”