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Posted: December 11, 2020

Congratulations to the 2021 Selfless Seniors

Fourteen of the most giving and impressive students in Albuquerque Public Schools have been selected as 2021 Selfless Seniors by the APS Education Foundation.

As the title indicates, Selfless Seniors are often hard to identify because they don’t seek the spotlight. These high school seniors give of themselves so that others feel valued. They volunteer in community programs, help out at their schools, assist neighbors and family members. They aren’t resume-building; they simply and sincerely want to help.

The APS Education Foundation has partnered with noted Albuquerque photographer Frank Frost for a dozen years to give the nod to students who make our community a better place to live. One student from each of our 13 comprehensive high schools is honored, along with a representative from our magnet schools. A committee of volunteers selects them. 

Of course, we know there are far more than 14 selfless students in our schools. The truth is that hundreds, if not thousands, of our students help our community every day. Selfless Seniors is just a way of noting the great things ours students do for others.

Any member of the community may nominate a senior. Nominators are asked to detail the student’s service to their community, focusing on how they help others and what sets them apart. 

The 2021 Selfless Seniors

  • Sophia Rio Chavez, Albuquerque High School 
  • Griselda Montes, Atrisco Heritage Academy High School 
  • Taylor Christiansen, Cibola High School
  • Cameron Ortega, Del Norte High School 
  • Melina Vugrin, Eldorado High School 
  • Ariana Magana-Ramirez, Highland High School 
  • Maura Johnson, La Cueva High School
  • Ayanna Teague, Manzano High School 
  • Tyler Chavez, Rio Grande High School 
  • Sarah Rutherford, Sandia High School 
  • Isaiah Baca, Valley High School 
  • Jade Mendoza, Volcano Vista High School 
  • Natalia Hernandez, West Mesa High School 
  • Francesca Miles, New Futures School

Please visit the Selfless Seniors page to learn more about this year's Selfless Seniors in the coming weeks!

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