Luis Gallegos is a senior at Thornton High School who currently holds a 4.62 GPA. Gallegos is an IB Diploma candidate and has lettered in academics all four years in high school. Gallegos is an honor student on the National Honor Society and has also participated in Colorado’s All-State Orchestra and Western States Honor Orchestra. Gallegos has earned the Mathematics Engineering Science Acheivment (MESA) and is currently working with MIT Students throughout the country with an organization that helps low income students gain access to educational materials. Gallegos has been accepted to the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Colorado School of Mines and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he will be attending in the fall.
The Odyssey By Homer
Pretty much everything, but I love classical.
Biomedical engineer, medical researcher, or doctor.
I aspire to be even half as amazing as my parents. I was also very inspired by Larissa Martinez, an undocumented valedictorian from Texas, who revealed her status during her valedictorian speech last year.
Playing violin or piano
Favorite Social Media
Words to live by
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars.”
Gallegos is a member of the National Honor Society, a community service club at school. Last year, as the Junior Representative, Gallegos worked with the Bonfils Blood Center to organize two blood drives.
Why is Community Involvement important?
“Too many important issues usually go unnoticed or under-publicized. Being actively involved in the community helps us all set aside differences and work together to find solutions to problems that we would’ve otherwise not have known existed.”
If I could improve the world I would…
I would revolutionize modern medicine and treat diseases in underdeveloped countries.