Leslie Navarrette Aguilar
Class of 2017



Leslie was a peer tutor in the Special Education department at Independence High School for 3 years.  She was also involved in the Unified Special Olympics. In the fall, she will be attending college to become an American Sign Language interpreter.








De'Shawn Pearson
De’Shawn Pearson
Class of 2018



De’Shawn played football and basketball at Independence High School, receiving All-Region honors his senior year. In 2018 he began working at a hospital to help supply income for his family. In the fall, he will be attending college to become an IT specialist







Giselle Gudino
Class of 2019



Giselle’s career goal is to become a dentist. She will start her studies in Science in the fall of 2019 at Glendale Community College.








Christian Salcido-Hernandez Class of 2019



Christian will be attending Universal Technical Institute in the fall of 2019, where he plans to study to become a certified pipe welder

Christian is the first recipient of the Friends and Family of  Zach Scholarship!








Melissa Navarro Class of 2020




Melissa plans to attend Pima Community College in the Fall of 2020 and will attend the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona. Melissa plans to earn a degree in Engineering. After graduation, she hopes to become an inventor to help our future society.

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