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Scholar of the Week: High Point High School Senior Vanessa Velas Romero

Scholar of the Week: High Point High School Senior Vanessa Velas Romero

Vanessa Velas Romero, senior at High Point High School, is well on her way to pursuing her dreams. Vanessa was recently named a Posse Scholar and was awarded a four-year, full-tuition college scholarship to the University of Rochester where she will major in political science and minor in international business. Her career goal is to become a lawyer and ultimately, a senator.


Vanessa is Executive Board President of the Student Government Association, lobbyist for PGRASG, editor of the Yearbook Club, Student Member of the Board Advisory Council, and member of the National Honor Society, swim and art clubs.


Vanessa holds a 3.9 GPA and takes Advanced Placement courses in Language and Composition, Psychology, Human Geography, U.S. Government and Politics and Calculus AB.


In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at her church, reading, drawing and spending time with family and friends.