Student Spotlight: Myrna Santos

CenterPoint Newsletter | June 2016 | By Jennie Johnson, Director for UBMSC


The UNLV Upward Bound Math & Science Center (UBMSC) is proud to celebrate the academic success of Valley High School’s 2016 Valedictorian, Myrna Santos. Myrna’s hard work and dedication to her coursework is paralleled by her devotion to community service. This past year, Myrna served as president of National Honor Society and Project Arts. She also co-founded and chaired Valley's chapter of Amnesty International. In 2014, she participated in the World Leadership Congress. As a junior, she was selected as a delegate for girls state attended Notre Dame's global issues seminar.

Myrna noted that academic advising provided by UBMSC made the most significant impact in her post secondary preparation. Her counselor encouraged her to apply to colleges and, once she applied, the acceptance letters began to arrive from institutions such, as Yale, George Washington, Barnard College, Duke, Brown, Cornell, and Notre Dame, to name a few. Her high academic standing has resulted in scholarship offers totaling approximately $2,654,436! In the fall, Myrna will be attending Columbia University majoring in human rights and minoring in English. Myrna hopes to combine her passion for social justice with her love for service to become a political peace officer for the United Nations.

We wish Myrna and all of the UBMSC 2016 graduates great success in their future endeavors.

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