The National Hispanic Institute named Mesa’s Westwood High School one of two high schools of the year for making leadership training integral to the education of Latino youth. Yvette Rangel, counselor, accepted the award at the institute’s Celebración in San Antonio, Texas.
“Yvette works tirelessly with Hispanic students to help them reach for the top, push their limits academically and engage in leadership opportunities as stepping stones to college and career success,” said Anna Cicero, Westwood counselor.
“My passion is working with students to make their first-generation college dreams come true too,” Rangel said. “During my 25 years of working in the Westwood corridor, I’ve had many opportunities to do that through such programs as Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and International Baccalaureate (IB).”