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Valedictorian – Angela Marie Rodriguez
Angela Marie Rodriguez decided to attend Jimmy Carter ECHS in order to become a well-rounded citizen. During her four years in Jimmy Carter ECHS, Rodriguez was part of the Read & Writing U.I.L. team, a member of National Honor Society, co-founder and President of the Leos Club, and performed powerlifting as a hobby.
Rodriguez attributed her success to the faculty at Jimmy Carter, as they “always show endless support to their students by keeping their classroom doors open for questions and concerns.”
Rodriguez said that as she enhanced academically, she was able to become an open-minded individual well aware of her surroundings. In a world full of decisions, choices, and difficulties, she noted she committed to her goals by attending school on this campus.
Salutatorian – Rosy Martinez
Recognized as the Salutatorian of Jimmy Carter E.C.H.S’s Class of 2020, Rosy A. Martinez classifies herself as a dream chaser. Martinez is the daughter of Luis Martinez and Maria Esther Tovar. She is their firstborn, and was raised in Mission, Texas.
Martinez attended Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Elementary School as a student of the first Pre-K class in its history. At Camarena Elementary, she participated in various U.I.L. events, including Spanish Poetry and Listening Skills.
Later she attended Memorial Middle School where she was involved with the school choir all three years. In 8th grade, a decision regarding high school had to be made. Martinez applied to Jimmy Carter, in pursuit of a more rigorous education that consequently led to what she wanted to do as a career – being a police officer.
Wanting to make the world a safer place, Martinez aims to take a role in the community where she will bring peace to people’s lives. When speaking about her experience at Jimmy Carter, Martinez said that “making the decision to attend this school has greatly impacted me to become a wiser person regarding my education and life choices.”
“I was granted the opportunity to be involved in the National Honor Society as an officer, taking the initiative to help the community in any way,” Martinez added. “I have found my dream and I’m on the journey to make it real.”
Martinez will be attending the University of Texas Río Grande Valley in the fall semester, where she will be obtaining her degree in criminal justice.
Third-Ranking Student – Ixayana Lugo
Jimmy Carter ECHS Class of 2020 graduating senior, Ixayana Lugo, is a mind ready to face any challenge put in front of her. She is the daughter of Veronica and Juan Lugo, and is the middle child of five.
Born in McAllen but raised in Mission, Ixayana attended Ann Richards Middle School, where she explored multiple extracurriculars ranging from choir, to U.I.L. science (making it to state her 8th-grade year) and athletics.
Moving past middle school into an early college, Ixayana sought to explore her opportunities in a place that allowed academic freedom. She became part of Juarez-Lincoln High School’s color guard team, where she led by example while still maintaining a good academic standing at Jimmy Carter.
It is now her senior year and, although it took 12 years of education and learning, Ixayana has decided to pursue a career in botany. Nature is changing, and so is the mind that is Ixayana Lugo.