Elizabeth Gutierrez is a senior at South High School who currently holds a 4.57 GPA. Gutierrez will be graduating in the top 5 percent of her class and is part of the National Honor Society, National Arts Honors Society, Model United Nations and the Rising Rebels. Gutierrez faced an unexpected event early in her high school years when she became pregnant her sophomore year, however; it hasn’t stopped her from reaching her goals.
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
My Mom, Maria Gutierrez
Spending time with my son
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Babe Ruth
Gutierrez volunteers her time with Rising Rebels by helping students of color engage in AP, CE or Honors courses. Gutierrez also volunteers with Reading Partners where she tutored students with below average reading fluency. Gutierrez also volunteers with Greenway Leadership, a program where high school students help cleanup river ways in the metro area. Gutierrez has also volunteered with Teen Leadership Board where a group of students volunteer at the Athmar Park Library.
WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IMPORTANT?
“It makes the world a better place.”
IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD I WOULD...
“I would give everyone the same playing field. There are so many people who are affected by their background (race, gender, economic background, etc.). If everyone had an equal chance the world would be a better place.”
MY COLLEGE OF CHOICE
“I will be attending the University of Denver this fall but have been accepted to Regis University, the University of Northern Colorado, Metro State University of Denver, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Colorado State University Fort Collins.”