At the high school level, Sánchez Scholars are encouraged to take advantage of a range of extracurricular activities:
Program coordinators help Scholars create an annual plan for summer engagement that may include chosen activities from the above, summer school and/or employment.
In June 2022, our five senior Scholars successfully completed their graduation requirements. Students were celebrated with individual visits from our scholarship staff and presented with graduation stole to wear at their respective high school ceremonies, a t-shirt and pennant from the post-secondary institution they will be attending in the fall, and a balloon bouquet.
Mariel graduated from La Follette High School and will be attending Madison College.
Mariel graduated from the DLI Program at LaFollette High School, where she participated in soccer, cheer, Healthcare Pathways, was an AVID Scholar, OLA Club member, Escalera Program and was a TA. She studied at Madison College in the STEM Academy Program, was also a student organizer with Voces de la Frontera, and a member of Re-Generación. She received the Luz Celedón Scholarship from Nuestro Mundo. Wanting to share her accomplishments with her family in Mexico, she called her grandfather to ask for some words to write on her graduation cap. With pride, he offered a saying in the indigenous Otomí dialect, “Hello, I am leaving”, to celebrate Mariel reaching her goal, and moving on to the next. She will be attending Madison College in the fall, pursuing a degree in ESL Early Education. Her dream is to become a teacher and help students who are learning a second language be successful in school.
Yaveli graduated from West High School and will be attending Madison College.
Yaveli graduated from West High School, where she was the president of Familia Latina for two years, participated in the Escalera Program with Centro Hispano, and was an AVID Scholar. She’s an Emerald Scholarship recipient of the Kappa Delta Chi’s at UW-Madison, a Rubin’s for Kids Scholar, and recipient of the Betty Jane Perego Scholarship from West. She will be attending Madison College in the fall, pursuing a degree in nursing. Her dream is to continue her education to become a pediatrician and to be able to help support her family financially, as well as to be a role model for her siblings.
Michel graduated from East High School and will be attending Edgewood College as a Community Scholar.
Michel graduated from East High School, where she participated in varsity cheer and as team captain her senior year. She was a member of French Club, the National Honor Society, Teacher/Student Curriculum Writer, French and Math TA, Level Up, an AVID Scholar, and participated in the Escalera Program her junior year. She was an Ambassador for Urban Assets, helping with social media, surveys, and community outreach. She is the recipient of a Rotary Scholarship. She will be attending Edgewood College as a Community Scholar this fall, pursuing a degree in nursing. Her dream is to continue her education to become a pediatrician, and to help underrepresented communities.
Vielka graduated from West High School and will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Vielka graduated from West High School’s DLI Program, where she was a member of Familia Latina for two years, GSA, National Honor Society, One West, participated in the Escalera Program with Centro Hispano, and was an AVID Scholar. She is the recipient of the Rotary Scholarship, the Betty Jane Perego Scholarship and will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall. She will be pursuing a degree in Political Science. Her dream is to continue her education and be accepted into Law School, to become a family lawyer, and give back to her family.
Luz graduated from East High School and will be attending the Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.
Luz graduated from East High School and participated in the Madison College graduation as a STEM Academy Scholar, earning an associate degree of science while completing her high school credits. She came to this country in 2016, and in just two years, she worked on her English language skills and tested out of the ESL program. Luz participated in Pathways, was a Pathways Ambassador, a member of Raza United, and a participant in the UW-Madison Dreamers of Wisconsin workshops. While in Madison College, she was part of Phi Theta Kappa, offering math tutoring at West High School, and made the Dean’s List every semester. She is the recipient of the DREAM US Scholarship, and the Mary Heyer Memorial Scholarship at East. She will be attending the Dominican University in Illinois this fall with a full tuition scholarship. She will pursue a degree in Business Management with a minor in International Business. Her dream is to continue her education to obtain an MBA, then start her own business, sharing her knowledge with others in the Latinx community, so that they may start their own businesses as well.