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Student of the Week: Jose Galvan

Jose Galvan is an exceptional student, even among a group of elite students. He is currently projected to become Salutatorian at Progreso ECHS, and is an engineer in the making at South Texas College.

Jose’s current list of high school activities includes JROTC Battalion Commander, Varsity Cheer Squad, National Honor Society Member, Varsity Track & Field and Student Council.

In his spare time, Jose volunteers in beautification events including clean up days at South Padre Island and at the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. At South Texas College, he has excelled academically in one of STC’s most rigorous academy programs, the Dual Enrollment Engineering Academy, and is expected to graduate this May from STC with an Associate degree in Science and Engineering, a few weeks before he walks at his high school graduation.

He has already been accepted at Texas A&M-College Station for the fall, and plans to begin studying civil engineering.

“I originally wanted to study architecture, but when I entered high school I found that I really loved science, physics and math,” he said. “Then I found out that civil engineering was very similar to architecture, but the pay rate was usually a bit higher so that sparked my interest.”

Jose has decided to serve the great state of Texas by joining the Army National Guard recently with the hopes of one day joining the Army Corps of Engineers. Jose Galvan is a shining example, not only for his Dual Enrollment Academy, but for all other students pursuing academic excellence.

Top three accomplishments:

“I came from Mexico during my sixth grade year and I didn’t know English, but by the time I graduated from middle school I had already achieved the Principal’s Award. I was a top student for science, math and English.”

“I also used to be a little unfit but I worked hard to be the track star of my school. I do triple jump, and I have gone to Regionals. I plan on going to state this year.”

“My most recent accomplishment is joining the National Guard. I am really proud to begin serving my country.”

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