Congratulations to Leslie Valeria Canales Gonzalez, a senior at Thelma R. Salinas STEM ECHS, for receiving the $5,000 Rio Grande Valley Linking Economic and Academic Development (RGV LEAD) Scholarship.

This was the one and only scholarship awarded by RGV LEAD, as Leslie competed with many students from across the Rio Grande Valley, and will be able to use this scholarship at any college or university of her choice.

Leslie will graduate as a 2018 RGV LEAD Scholar from a college-and-career-preparatory program of study that includes two or more Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for three credits or more with college credit, either through articulation or dual credit.

Another one of her many distinguished accomplishments is the completion of a career pathway in Information Technology with an emphasis on Computer Programming.

The district’s CTE Department is proud of Leslie and wishes her the continuation of a successful postsecondary education.