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June 19, 2012

    Jasmin Rodriguez, a senior at Glen Rose High School, was recently awarded the Comanche Peak WIN scholarship. During her four years at Glen Rose High School, she maintained a 3.70 grade point average. Jasmin challenged herself to maintain A's and B's to maintain her class rank. She took many Dual and Advance Placement courses, such as Dual English (12 hours), Dual U.S. History (6 hours), Dual Algebra (6 hours), Dual Anatomy and Physiology (8 hours), Dual Biology (8 hours), and AP World History. By the time Jasmin graduated high school, she had a total of forty hours of college credit which she will apply to the University of North Texas to earn her Bachelor of Science in Biology and then go forth onto Medical School.

    Jasmin was also involved in many organizations at school such as WIT (Workforce Industry Training), FLO (Future Leaders of America), NHS (National Honors Society), SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) of which she was president, and FCCLA (Future Career and Community Leaders of America). She remained active in all of these organizations throughout the entire school year.

    Jasmin also participated in athletics during her first two years of high school. She was a member of the freshman volleyball, basketball, and track. Her sophomore year, she participated on the junior varsity team in volleyball and on the varsity team in track.

    Academics, Organizations, and Athletics kept her very busy; however, she always found time for her community. Jasmin loves helping people and has enjoyed doing so since she was very small. She volunteered at the local nursing home, Somervell Food Bank, Relay for Life, Christmas in Action with NHS, Life Skills Dance, Blood Drive, Fossil Rim, Paluxy Pedal, Elementary Diabetes Walk, and the county FFA-4H fair.

    Jasmin will attend the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, this coming fall to obtain a major in Biology and a minor in Spanish. After completing her four years at the University of North Texas and obtaining her degree, she plans to go to medical school and become successful in the medical field.

    "This year WIT was a new organization at Glen Rose High School that seemed interesting to me, so I applied and I got accepted. I had no idea what kind of things we were going to do, so I was kind of nervous, especially when I found out that we were going to have mentors and we were going to have to talk to them one on one. I had an excellent time visiting the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant. Iit was very interesting and it really did interest me into trying to get a job there. WIT did a lot of things for me, it showed me how to interact with other people, how to be myself and how to take charge, but most importantly it showed me how many different job opportunities there is in the Power Plant and how our generation has the opportunity to go out there and do something successful and how we will be the ones that will one day take charge. I want to say that it was an excellent idea to put WIT at Glen Rose High School and how you will impact many lives of the students that attend Glen Rose High School. I want to thank the Power Plant, the sponsors of WIT, and all the people that made WIT happen for the students of Glen Rose High School. Also for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the wonderful things that you did for us. I hope that you will continue to sponsor WIT and hopefully WIT will be a part of Glen Rose High School for a very long time." Jasmin Rodriguez


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