Daisy is a senior at Johnny G. Economedes High School. She lives with her parents and four siblings. During her high school career she has been an active member of the Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID) Organization, the National Honor Society, the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC), the Green Club, and the Color Guard. She received the Perfect Attendance and Excellence Awards. She was awarded Exemplary Migrant Student through the University of Texas at Austin as a junior last school year and has made the all A/B Honor Roll every year since she was a freshmen. Daisy maintains a 3.5 grade point average and has earned college credit through dual and advanced placement examinations.
Daisy’s leadership skills enable her to participate in clubs and organizations, and to do community service volunteer projects. Currently, Daisy is the Sky’s the Limit Migrant Club President and she has served as Parliamentarian in both the Sky’s the Limit Migrant Club and the Grupo Folklorico at Johnny G. Economedes High School. Daisy has accumulated over 300 hours of community service hours. She has taught English at the Community Center, volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and at migrant program parent meetings. She participates with fundraisers through her church and the clubs and organizations on campus. Some activities she has volunteered with are: the Adopt a Highway, Adopt an Angel, homecoming festivities, helps to make the morning announcements, and much more.
Daisy would like to attend St. Edward's University and break the migrant cycle.
The Edinburg CISD Migrant Program sent about 40 migrant seniors to visit St. Edward's University and the State Capitol. The students met with the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Recruiter, Rocio Rangel. Ms. Rangel provided a thorough presentation of about St. Edward's programs and had actual Rio Grande Valley migrant students talk about their experiences with the CAMP program. They also gave our migrant students a tour of the campus. After having lunch at the school's cafeteria, the students were then taken for a grand tour of the State Capitol. The tour of the State Capitol was quite nice and very informative. Our migrant students were able to appreciate our state's history.
The Johnny G. Economedes Migrant Program had their first parent meeting of the year on October 29th. During this meeting the program staff covered "late entry" and "early withdrawal" procedures. Students, due to the end of course exams and the new high school graduation program for the 9th graders, are encouraged to stay until the end of the year to finish their course-work before migrating. If the students have to withdraw before school ends, they are asked to do all make-up work and take semester finals in order to close the semester. Students, when they withdraw early will lose out on class instruction and assignments and this will affect their grade point average. Many of our migrants' grades will suffer due to early migration. Students who enter late and who have not attended school have to make up work for each individual class. Other topics covered at this meeting included the "Red Bag," attendance, credits and credit recovery. Speakers from the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley included Jaime Garza from the High School Equivalency Program (HEP/GED) and Jaime Miranda from the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Parents were encouraged to take a pro-active approach and to contact the school for any questions concerning their children. The Johnny G. Economedes High School office phone number is: (956) 289-2450.
JEHS Migrant Seniors
Attend the Migrant College Fair 2014
Johnny G. Economedes Migrant Seniors attended the 2014 College Fair sponsored by Region I on September 30th. The students met with college, university, and armed forces recruiters. These students did several activities to help them decide what they want to do once they graduate from high school.
Sky's the Limit Migrant Club Highlights