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Student Spotlight: Adriana Parra Herrera, Greeley Central High School

Welcome to the District 6 Student Spotlight!  In this weekly series, we will highlight an exceptional student and the achievements that are making them successful in their schools.  These students were selected by their school staff and administration for going above and beyond with outstanding grades, work ethic, community service, and school involvement.  Congratulations to these students for the work they are accomplishing in and outside of the classroom.

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"Adriana has always looked for opportunities to improve our school community. She is a "Si SE PUEDE" a "YES, WE CAN" student. I am amazed at how she overcomes her barriers at school and her personal life. She is an inspiring role model, especially with our newcomer students. She has a big heart when it comes to helping our Spanish and first generation students because she is one of them. Adriana is one of a kind, and we are sure going to miss her at the Castle." - Claudia Koesler, Counselor, Greeley Central 

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Grade Level:

12th Grade


Just a few of my honors include receiving the 4.0 Student Academic Award, 2024 Coca Cola scholarship semifinalist, Mexica Center Gala/Student Leader Achievement Award, FBLA state qualifier, DECA twice state qualifier, Hispanic Women of Weld County Scholarship recipient, Wiedeman Scholarship recipient, Greeley Stampede Scholarship recipient. 

Clubs or Activities:

Cheerleading captain, soccer captain, softball, AVID vice-president, co-founder Cultural Assembly, founder of Hispanic Independence Day Celebration, founder of Cinco de Mayo celebration, Banda Privada Accordian Player, LULAC officer and tutor, Sources of Strength member, STEAM Academy Migrant Summer Program, National Honor Society

Career/College Plans:

I plan to attend CU Denver with a double major in Architecture and Interior Design. I will have a minor in accounting, and currently working to get my real estate license. 

Favorite Subject:

Math is my absolute favorite. One of the reasons is because math has its own language so no matter what language you speak, we can all learn math. Math will be deeply integrated in my career. 

Favorite Teacher:

I have two favorite teachers who have truly supported my every day. One is Mrs. Miller, my math teacher. With her, I found the support needed for every day. She hypes me up when I feel confused. We share something in common: The love for math. The other one is my counselor, Mrs. Koesler. We have found our unique connection. I have connected with her starting from our background, being bilinguals and Latinas. We understand each other well.  

What Are Some of Your Hobbies:

In my free time, I enjoy dancing all different types of dance with family, friends, and by myself. I also spend time with my brothers. We connect in our own special way. I also love to cook and work out. 

Favorite Food or Restaurant:

My mom's house is my favorite restaurant. My favorite dish is tacos dorados. 

Favorite Movie:

McFarland USA! The movie has changed the way I see life. 

Personal Goals:

My personal goal is to become an architect, to design and build affordable homes. 

The Best Things About My School:

I love the diversity at Central, the respect, and the sense of community. When you go out and see other people from Central, we are like a family, and you go and say "hi." We are connected. 


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