Salma Cendejas is a senior at Center High School where she holds a 3.67 GPA. Cendejas is currently the manager of the high school girls’ basketball team and is on the Monte Vista High School golf team. She is also a member of Key Club. Cendejas would like to attend Adams State University in the fall.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou
“My hero is my mother. She is the only person who is always there for me no matter what. I look up to her because she is the person who guides me through life.”
Golf, when the weather is nice.
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“Never give up. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing what you like to do.”
As a member of Key Club, Cendejas participates in fundraisers in order to help non-profit organizations. She serves pancakes at a pancake dinner and breakfast and has helped to organize a grand opening for a local thrift store. She also helped hold a toy drive during December for students and children.
WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IMPORTANT?
“Community involvement is important because people need all the help they can get. Volunteering and helping because you want to, is the best thing anyone can do. You never know if one day you are the one in need and there will be someone else there to help you. Community service and involvement is also important because you get recognition later when you “need” it. You become well known and it gives your reputation a boost.”
IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD
“If I could improve the world, I would make sure there are ways for people who need the most help to get the help they need. For example, for homeless people I would help them to get shelter and apply for jobs. This will totally improve the world because it will make everyone in the world a better person, and when everyone is a better person, the world will be a better place.”