Honor Awards throughout high school, a 3.6 GPA, recipient of the Top 100 Students Award (freshmen, sophomore) and Top 50 Students Award (Junior and Senior) are just some of the recognitions associated with Laura Serrano Rivera’s name. Serrano Rivera is a senior at Aurora Central High School and plans to continue her education at the Community College of Aurora and then transfer to Fort Hays State University. She is a member of many student organizations including, but not limited to: Student Council, National Honor Society, National Hispanic Honor Society, Mock Trial and Principal’s Advisory Committee. Serrano Rivera is also an athlete currently participating in varsity softball and previously in soccer. She is bilingual.
“Tears of a Tiger”, by Sharon M. Draper
Nursing or Speech Therapy
My mom Daysi and friend Maria.
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“Don’t make excuses and get things done.”
Serrano Rivera volunteered at the Breast Cancer Walk 2011; volunteered her babysitting services at local elementary and middle schools; and offers tutoring to elementary school children every Thursday. She’s volunteered at the 9News Health Fair, Pumpkin Chunkin Fest and the Back-to-School Kick off, among others. “You don’t have to always receive, you have to give back to the community,” Serrano Rivera said. “I feel that giving back to your community gives you some sort of satisfaction; you are doing something for someone else not just for yourself.”
IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD . . .
“I would target mostly students, like [those] in high school, because I feel they give up too easily in life,” she continued, “I would motivate them to take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way because that is the only way someone can be successful.”