Name: Gabrielle Elizabeth Marroquin
Gabrielle graduated PSJA Memorial High School in May 2011. She was an active student participating in several clubs including Business Professionals of America, Future Farmers of America, and served as the vice president of her senior class.
With a hunger to learn Gabrielle has always gone the extra mile in her academics. In high school she was part of South Texas College’s Dual Enrollment Program and graduated with honors.
She is currently part of the 2015 graduating class of STC, where she working to earn her associate’s degree in communication arts. She continues to focus on academic excellence as part of the college’s Valley Scholars Program, which is a scholarship program for academically gifted, highly motivated students. Through the program she maintains a high grade point average and participates in a variety of service learning and extracurricular activities.
Once she graduates from STC she plans to transfer to Texas A&M University at Kingsville to earn a degree in speech therapy.
Top Three Accomplishments:
“Graduating with honors is something I am very proud of it because it was quite a challenge dealing with high school classes and college courses at the same time. In the end, it was worth all the effort because graduating with honors opened many doors for me including earning a full scholarship to attend STC.”
“Being accepted into STC’s Valley Scholars Program was a great accomplishment, especially since I had to work so hard to earn a scholarship. It also feels good knowing that I am part of a prestigious scholastic program.”
“I ran for Miss Alamo a while back and although I didn’t win, I still consider it a big accomplishment. Going through the pageant process taught me to be outgoing and more confident. I also had the opportunity to network with prominent business members in the community.”
What set me apart from the rest?
“I think what sets me apart from the rest of the students at STC is that I am extremely family oriented and very proud of where I come from. My family is my greatest support system and has helped me get where I am today. I also consider myself a real go getter. I recently started working to earn my pilot’s license. When I want to do something, my mind is set on getting that goal accomplished no matter what obstacles stand in my way.”