A 3.8636 GPA, awarded the Mullen Torch Award for the last four years and named to the First and Second Honor Rolls are just some of the accomplishments Adelena Ortiz-Lovato has achieved. Now in her senior year at Mullen High School, she is planning to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder this fall. She is a recipient of numerous scholarships. Ortiz-Lovato is a member of Caring for Cancer Club, Mullen Theatre, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and the National Thespian Society. Currently, she works as a private tutor for an 8 and 11 year old.
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee
“My Name is Khan”
“My mom, Jacqueline.”
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but getting out there and dancing in the rain.”
Ortiz-Lovato has been actively volunteering with her church, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, for about ten years serving meals and training other food servers. Through Mullen, she volunteered with St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church during the holidays making food baskets and working in toy donations. She previously volunteered at Alice Terry Elementary School at an after school program. She volunteers with the American Legion Post #17 spending time with veterans, helping them during dinners, events and also at their homes doing house work or yard work. “It makes you humble,” she said, “Community involvement brings you back to earth and it makes you feel like you are doing something in the world and you are helping out.”
IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD . . .
“I would open free clinics and try and get donations for people that can’t afford medical care because if you do not have your health — you do not have anything.”