Congratulations to Elizabeth Chimalpopoca for being one of the recipients of the Hekymara Scholarship!
“Receiving the Hekymara Scholarship means so much to me – and I am so proud to be the recipient of this scholarship with a few other Alliance students.
I’d also like to thank my family who are everything to me. Without them I wouldn’t be here tonight to receive this award. In fact, I first learned about the Independent School Alliance in middle school when I attended my cousin Osvaldo’s high school graduation. Seeing how the Alliance helped him and other students, I told my mother – I don’t know what we have to do, but I have to talk to them!
Time took its course, and I applied with the Alliance to be accepted to my current school- Pacifica Christian, right here in Santa Monica.
Without the Alliance helping me find, not just a great school, but the perfect school for me – the perfect blend of academics and compassion – I would have attended my local, overcrowded high school, which I knew in my heart was not right for me.
At Pacifica, I have been educated in an environment that has taught me to think and live well. Our teachers truly care about each of us Seawolves and invest so much of themselves to help us learn and achieve.” -Elizabeth Chimalpopoca (’19)
We are so proud of Elizabeth for being the recipient of several scholarships this year. We wish you the best in all your future endeavors!