Great Things Come in Small Packages

Elizabeth Garcia

12 year old Elizabeth Garcia is a 7th grade student at Dunbar College Preparatory Academy. Small in stature only, Elizabeth's contributions have made a large impact on all those around her. A scholar student, Elizabeth is destined for greatness, as she aspires to graduate from Harvard Law School. Elizabeth's favorite subject is Science and she enjoys reading, listening to music, playing outside and just having fun. In addition, Elizabeth plays an active role at school, church and in the community. In May 2015, she was awarded Youth of the Year by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Lubbock Alumnae Chapter for her civic and academic accomplishments. While a 6th grade student at Dunbar, Elizabeth participated in United Future Leaders, AVID (Advancement Via individual Determination), and Beginners Band (Flute). During the 2014-2015 school year, Elizabeth was also awarded Distinguished Panther (Recognition for Honor Roll Students) and Teen of the Month. Elizabeth is a confident 13 year old who not only recognizes her strengths, but recognizes how her strengths can be used to help others. For instance, when she realized that some of her peers were struggling in math last year, Elizabeth offered to provide tutoring on an individual basis.

The gifts and talents of this bright star were also shining while a 5th grade student at Joan Y. Ervin Elementary. Some of her accomplishments a Comet, include the following: President's List (Outstanding Academic Excellence), UIL participant (Oral Reading-February 2014),Top Performer in Social Studies (May 28, 2014), WOW Award (Excellence in Science, May 2014), Marvelously Magnificent Mathematician (May 2014), Ervin Spelling Bee, 2nd Place (2014), Top Social Studies for the 5th Six Weeks AVID, ("A" Honor Roll the entire year), and Top Girl Comet (May 2014).

Elizabeth is a member of Hope Deliverance Temple, where she is a member of the youth choir. She has assisted with community activities such as fundraisers and preparing back to school boxes for students in need. Resilient and determined are two words that epitomize the character of Elizabeth Garcia. Always striving to be a role model, Elizabeth believes that her ability to bounce back can help others to do the same. More importantly, Elizabeth never gives less than her best.


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