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Posted: May 4, 2020

Selfless Senior Spotlight

Esperanza Biggs of Valley High School

“I hate to brag and find it hard to talk about myself.  Most people know me for being a straight ‘A’ student and taking pride in my academics.  I’m also known for my passion in dance and have been dancing since I was a year and a half. I am active in my school and community including being the President of the National Honor Society, an officer in Student Senate, and the President of the Valley Academy where I have led many community service activities. I am also a Peer Buddy in the Best Buddies Program. I was awarded the Chiefs Cup from Albuquerque Police Department for my community service and continue each summer to volunteer with them in their Camp Fearless program. After meeting my friend that was deaf I was inspired to start taking sign language classes at UNM as a dual credit student, and volunteer at one of the deaf schools here in Albuquerque. One of my biggest passions is advocating and bringing awareness to various cancers and closest to my heart, Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).  My god brother passed away after two weeks of birth from CHD. These passions have led me to want to pursue a DNP in Neonatal Nursing with a minor in sign language. After high school, I plan on attending Arizona State University where I have been accepted into the Nursing Program.”

How would you describe Esperanza?