Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Salesian High School Students Attend Inauguration

Steven Almazan and Alex Ibarra, two outstanding students from my alma mater, Salesian High School in Boyle Heights, were fortunate enough to secure two tickets to the Presidential Inauguration, thanks to Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard. In fact, they received two more tickets from the congresswoman so their chaperones, Moises Delgado (Salesian admissions director and Soccer coach) and Sergio Almazan (Steven’s brother and Salesian Alumnus), could also attend. This past weekend, I met Steven and Alex before they left for their flight and I let them know how proud we are of them, knowing that they're going to be part of history. These two young men were selected in part, for their outstanding academic standing. Steven is currently ranked No. 1 academically among Salesian seniors, and Alex, a freshman, is also ranked at the top of his class and was this year’s lone freshman selected to receive a full, four-year scholarship. Word has it that when they get back from Washington D.C., Steven is going to write some articles for the school publication as well as for some local papers, so keep a look out for that. Congratulations Mustangs! See Fox News 11 video clip here.