Cypress Springs Student Earns Citizenship Achievement Award

June 12, 2014

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Cypress Springs High School junior Quimberly Jasso, pictured with college and career specialists Sarah Shiver and Aaron Rodriguez, received the Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award.

June 12, 2014—Cypress Springs High School junior Quimberly Jasso was chosen from among more than 500 high school juniors as the winner of the 2014 Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award.

Given by the Alexander Hamilton Friends Association, the award was presented to Jasso “for consistently surpassing the highest standards of personal, civic and scholastic achievement.”

In an award letter, Jasso was recognized for her commitment to excellence in academics, service and leadership. She is president of the Cypress Springs National Honor Society (NHS), vice president of the speech and debate team and an officer in Model United Nations. She founded the IMAGINE club for peer motivation and tutoring, serves on the Presidents Club and played on the junior varsity volleyball team. Outside of school, Jasso was a member in the junior program of the North Cypress Medical Hospital and volunteered at several events including the Halter Pumpkin Patch and ROC 5K Race.

Jasso was enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy as a “Hammie” winner with the potential to be designated as a Hamilton Scholar. She will attend a weeklong leadership training seminar in Seattle, Wash., in 2015 to culminate her first year in the two-year program, which helps students transition to college and succeed during and after their college career.

“This is my first scholarship I’ve won, and I’m so thrilled to have the honor of joining the Hammie family,” Jasso said. “I’ve already met a lot of incredible people, and we’re all super excited to meet each other next year in Seattle. This extraordinary opportunity has opened up many doors for me, and I thank my college adviser, Aaron Rodriguez, for encouraging me to apply for a program that seemed so out of reach!”

Along with a signed award certificate, Jasso received:

  • a proclamation signed by Douglas Hamilton and Arthur W. Hollingsworth, the fifth and fourth great-grandsons of Alexander Hamilton, respectively;
  • a Hamilton pin;
  • a copy of Alexander Hamilton, American, autographed by its author, Richard Brookhiser;
  • a copy of Hamilton by the Slice autographed by its author, William Chrystal;
  • a Student Notebook; and
  • a $500 cash award.

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