The following was submitted by Laura Nelson, director of media, public relations, and outreach for Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College.
Uvalde native Pedro Navarro earned the first Uvalde Area Retired Teachers Association scholarship at Sul Ross Rio Grande College, where association representatives were on hand last week to congratulate him.
Nancy Stockton, co-president of the association, and Dick Whipple, who served on the association’s scholarship committee, said they use member dues to fund the scholarship that is awarded to an RGC teacher education student.
Known for their active volunteerism, the members in Uvalde have contributed over 75,000 volunteer hours in the past year. The association boasts 150 members and includes not only retired and active teachers, but also aides and staff.
Navarro completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in December and graduated magna cum laude, meaning he maintained a grade point average between 3.70-3.89 based on 4.0 scale during his undergraduate career.
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