Rep. Henry Cuellar Announces Acceptance of Laredo Students to U.S. Service Academies
Highest acceptance rate ever for Laredo
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced today the accepted of three Alexander High School students into U.S. Service Academies and a U.S. Service Academy Preparatory School.
Alexander High School students Diego Mendez, Christina
Gabriel Acosta from United High School was also accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy. An official announcement will be made for Gabriel at United High School on Tuesday, April 18.
Each year, Congressman Cuellar provides service academy nominations to the military academies. Nominees must participate in a lengthy review process that evaluates their academic history, leadership skills, extracurricular activities and personal accomplishments.
“Nominating students from the 28th District of Texas to military service academies is a responsibility I take very seriously,” Congressman Cuellar said. “Every year, over 12,000 students meet the requirements for application into these academies and only 1,000 actually receive offers of appointment. Alexander and United ISD have put forth incredible students that I was proud to nominate. Diego,
“This year, we’re celebrating the largest acceptance rate we’ve ever had in Laredo, with three students from Alexander High School and one from United High School. I am very proud of our community and these exceptional students, as are their parents,
About the students
Son of Ricardo and Delia Mendez and a senior at Alexander High School, Diego was recently nominated by Congressman Cuellar and accepted into the United States Air Force Academy for the fall semester of 2017, where he will be receiving an education worth $400,000.
Diego has maintained a 3.85 GPA, posted
Daughter of Yvonne and Gerardo Gonzalez and senior at Alexander High School, Christina was nominated by Congressman Cuellar and offered acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy for the fall semester of 2017, where she will be receiving an education worth approximately $193,000.
Christina has maintained a 4.18 GPA and ranks within the top 3 percent of her class. She scored
Daughter of Brenda and Robert Martinez and senior at Alexander High School, Andie was nominated by Congressman Cuellar and was selected to attend the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School, also known as NAPS, where she will prepare for life at the Naval Academy. Getting accepted into NAPS is highly competitive, as they only select around 250 students out of an estimated 15,000 students who apply to the Naval Academy each year.
Andie has maintained a 3.78 GPA and scored