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Manuel & Pat Pulido Sanchez Legacy Scholarship Recipients

Alejandra L.

2023 Manuel & Pat Pulido Sanchez Legacy Scholarship

Alejandra graduated from Whitney M. Young High School after a rigorous four years of honors, AP, and college credit classes. Her accolades include the National Hispanic Recognition Award and being named both an ISAC scholar as well as an Illinois State Scholar. She founded and ran her own Girls Youth group, co-founded and managed Beyond Books donations, and volunteered with Chicago Teen Mentors. Her other extracurriculars include Yearbook, Debate, Femmes of Rock, and Latinos Unidos, which hosts events to celebrate Hispanic and Latine students and their culture. Both her experience as a first-generation Mexican-American and her parents’ immigration story have empowered her to help others in her community. Alejandra is pursuing a major in Political Science at Boston University.

Evelyn N.

2023 Manuel & Pat Pulido Sanchez Legacy Scholarship

Evelyn attended Westinghouse High School where she finished near the top of her class and took a heavy courseload of honors, AP, and college credit courses. She was an avid participant in her school’s National Honor Society and Spanish Honor societies, and she volunteered with Connecting Chicago. In addition, Evelyn was an intern under Northwestern’s Medicine Scholars Program and acted as a Scholar Ambassador for Chicago Scholars. She is a recipient of the 2023 Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy and was named an Illinois State Scholar. Her passion for engineering has led her to the medical industry where she hopes to be able to change the field of transportable medical devices. By aiming to improve this field, Evelyn hopes to assist lower income communities and underdeveloped countries in order to prevent unnecessary infant and neonatal deaths. Evelyn plans to double major in Computer Science and Neuroscience at Duke University, where her future graduation will represent her family’s generations of hard work.

Giovanni R.

2023 Manuel & Pat Pulido Sanchez Legacy Scholarship

Giovanni graduated near the top of his class at Solorio Academy High School. At Solorio, he took honors, AP, and dual credit courses. He was a dedicated member of the debate and math teams, National Honor Society, and was a Zero Waste Ambassador. Giovanni has also received numerous awards, such as Chicago Debater of the Year, NSDA Academic All American, both Debate Conference and City Champion, and AP Scholar with Distinction. Despite having obstacles to overcome, he has been determined to succeed and take advantage of the opportunities given to him. Even if it means that he must be his own biggest supporter, Giovanni will not shy away from a chance to pursue his dreams. Giovanni attends Georgetown University, where he will major in Neuroscience.