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Posted: March 31, 2015

2015 Selfless Seniors Recognized

A ceremony celebrating the 28 high school standouts was held at Atrisco Heritage Academy on April 9.

The best kids in Albuquerque live next door, participate in school activities and volunteer to help their classmates, parents, family members and community.

Some fit the profile -- high school "stars" who are easily identified at their schools for their exploits in the classroom or in extracurricular activities.

Others have been standouts without being recognized at all.

That's the beauty of Selfless Seniors.

On Thursday, April 9, the APS Education Foundation honored the 2015 class of Selfless Seniors during a ceremony at Atrisco Heritage Academy.

More than 120 seniors from throughout Albuquerque were nominated by members of the community, teachers, administrators and family members. A committee of community members selected 28 standouts based on those nominations.

The key criteria is simple: Selfless Seniors have given of themselves -- often without being noticed. They have volunteered in community programs, within their schools, or helped their families. None are resume-builders; they simply and sincerely want to help.

Students from each traditional APS high school were selected, along with students at APS Schools of Choice and charter schools.

2015 Selfless Seniors from APS in Motion on Vimeo.

Once again, the event is sponsored by Albuquerque photographer Frank Frost, who donates his time and skill to create beautiful portraits of each student. Those photos hang on the walls of the district’s high schools, at community businesses and also at the Albuquerque International Sunport.

Other sponsors include the University of Phoenix, Clear Channel Outdoor, the Law Offices of Cristy Carbon-Gaul and Xerox.