World Scholars senior Matt Juarez recognized as U.S. Border Patrol ‘Head of the Class’

World Scholars Senior Matt Juarez recognized as U.S. Border Patrol Head of the Class
Posted on 12/06/2019
World Scholars senior Matt Juarez recognized as U.S. Border Patrol Head of the ClassMatt Juarez, of San Benito, was one of 15 students recognized by the U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector during the department’s Head of the Class award ceremony held on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

For over 20 years, the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the Border Patrol has proudly recognized outstanding high school seniors for their excellent academic achievements and significant contributions to their communities through service.

Juarez, who attends South Texas Independent School District’s World Scholars campus in Edinburg, is a senior working to earn his International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma through the World Scholars IB Diploma Programme.

His campus counselor nominated him for this honor for his outstanding character and willingness to challenge himself academically. Juarez chooses to attend World Scholars, despite living more than an hour away, because of his desire to receive the internationally-recognized IB Diploma and take classes related to the business industry. On top of his academics, he actively participates in organizations such as National Honor Society and Business Professionals of America.

The keynote speaker at the ceremony this week was State Representative Oscar Longoria, TX-35, who shared candid and relevant words with the students. He encouraged students to remember their roots in the Rio Grande Valley, and explained the benefits of returning to the region and giving back to their hometowns. Juarez has expressed his desire to do just that.

At the culmination of the school year, a committee will select the top Head of the Class recipients for the prestigious Border Patrol Youth of the Year award.