Left to right: Phoenix Academy Principal Judy Mitchell, Alyssa Marie Soto, and San Marcos CISD Superintendent Patty Shafer. Photo by Iris Campbell.
Tenth grader Alyssa Marie Soto had a goal to graduate early. She achieved that challenging goal on June 3, when she graduated from San Marcos CISD’s Phoenix Academy this year.
Diploma in hand, she met with San Marcos CISD’s Superintendent Patty Shafer, who told her that she had been named the Superintendent’s Student of the Month for June for her accomplishment.
“Alyssa enrolled at Phoenix in January 2010 with the goal to graduate early,” said Phoenix principal Judy Mitchell. “She is extremely motivated, has a positive attitude, and a great sense of humor. Alyssa was very willing to help other students, and has expressed an interest in becoming a teacher. She has been a true inspiration for other students.”
Soto plans to continue her education at Austin Community College for her basic courses, then transfer to Texas State University to get her undergraduate degree. Her mother is Laurie Venegas.Email | Print