Baldwin Park Unified High School Student Shines Despite Adversity
Gabriela Flores, a senior at Baldwin Park Unified's North Park Continuation High School, has grappled with poverty, homelessness and even her mother’s deportation, all without faltering in her pursuit of a diploma. Now, she is poised to graduate early with a strong academic record and perfect attendance.
For her resiliency in the face of adversity, Flores, 17, has received an Every Student Succeeding Scholarship from the Southern California chapter of the Association of California School Administrators. The 24, $100 scholarships, awarded in November at the Huntington Library, honor students who exceed expectations.