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Student of the Week 02/08/17
 
Photo courtesy: Lucia Ramirez
 

By Brandon Rivera
bmrivera@lavozcolorado.com
 
02/08/2017

PROFILE

Lucia Ramirez is a senior at John F. Kennedy High School who currently holds a 4.7 GPA. Ramirez has spent two years on the DPS Student Board of Education. She is the winner of the Wellesley College Book award, Principal’s Honor Roll, and has lettered academically every semester this year. Ramirez is involved in the Challenge 5280 Youth for National Change, Link Crew, Friends First Mentor, and JROTC Honor Platoon. She has volunteered her time as a mentor for 8th graders at Henry World School through Friends First, and Youth for National Change. Ramirez has also led a campaign to study the water and pipes at JFK working with the School District and the City of Denver to propose replacement of water pipes to ensure clean drinking water for the student body. Ramirez has been accepted to University of Denver but is also waiting acceptance from Harvard University.

FAVORITE BOOK

“It’s not necessarily a book but a poem.”
The Dash - Linda Ellis

FAVORITE MOVIE

Remember the Titans

FAVORITE MUSIC

R&B

FAVORITE HOBBY

“Engage in my community service.”

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FOLLOW

Pintrest

FUTURE CAREER

Non-Profit Management / Immigration Law

HERO

“This is difficult to answer because there are so many who have been influential to me”

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Beneath this mask there is an idea, and the ideas are bullet proof”.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

I mentor 8th graders at Henry World School through my work at Friends First Mentor. I have volunteered my time with the Rotary Club and was the State Director for Youth for National Change until my term in December of 2016.

WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IMPORTANT?

“It wasn’t until moving to Colorado that I understood the importance, because when I came to DPS I realized how many people around me supported me without expecting anything in return. I knew I had to give back and support the communities, the way they supported me.”

IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD, I WOULD?

“I would continue modifying the school systems.” Our American culture is accustomed to believe that the more something costs the better quality it is, but this should not be the case for our education systems. I believe that knowledge should not be priced. However, knowledge is priced and, ironically, our teachers are still underpaid when the quality to life that they bring is inexplicable. It is our teachers that leave a great legacy by working tirelessly to create the champions of generations to come. For these reasons I would modify the financial aspects of educational systems.

 

 

 

 

 
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