Laredo Sector Border Patrol recognizes Youth of the Month recipients

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - For the past 30 years the Laredo Sector Border Patrol has been hosting its Youth of the Month program in order to celebrate the academic and civic accomplishments of the youth in Laredo.

The Youth of the Month Program is the oldest of its kind in our community.

On September 20th, 2017, eleven Youth of the Month recipients were recognized at a ceremony hosted by United High School.

Acting Division Chief of the Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Michael S. Lata gave the first speech at the ceremony and said, "The Laredo Sector Border Patrol has recognized over 1,000 Youth of the Month recipients through our 30 year of existence of the program. I congratulate all of you for being selected as the first recipients for the Laredo Sector Youth of the Month 30-year Anniversary, we will continue to honor the youth of Laredo, and on behalf of the men and women of the Laredo Sector, Congratulations.

The Youth of the Month Program is a collaboration between school educators and the United States Border Patrol to recognize outstanding high school students.

Teachers from all area high schools nominate students that have displayed excellent academic achievement as well as significant community service in Laredo.

The following students were chosen for this award:

Dr. Leonides G. Cigarroa High School- Chelsea Itzel Villarreal
Harmony Science Academy- Pattsy Gloria
Hector J. Garcia Early College High School- Andrea Solis
John B. Alexander High School- Linda Kristelle Yelderman
J.W. Nixon High School- Alyssa Veronica Casares
Lyndon B. Johnson High School- Sergio Gutierrez
R&T Martin High School- Jesus Vazquez
St. Augustine High School- Jose Carlos Garza
Texas Academy of International and STEM Studies- Genesis Lozano
United High School- Roberto Ponce
United South High School- Geoffrey Blomquist