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Mabton names academic leaders from its 2010 graduating high school class

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Mayra Reyna...valedictorian

MABTON - Mabton School District officials have released the names of the students who make up the top 10 percent, academically speaking, of its 2010 graduating class.

Those scholastic achievers, along with the rest of their classmates, will take center stage later tonight (Friday) during commencement exercises.

The Mabton seniors are led by Mayra Reyna, this year's valedictorian.

The daughter of Samuel and Marisela Reyna, she is the first female in her family to graduate from high school. Her high school activities, besides excelling in the classroom, have included FCCLA and chairing the senior class fundraising committee. Reyna plans to attend the University of Washington to study computer engineering. She is the recipient of the Achievers Scholarship through the College Success Foundation.

The number two student from the Mabton 2010 senior class with a second best overall grade point average is Marco Antonio Chavez, this year's salutatorian.

The son of Santos and Maria Chavez, he is the first person in his family to graduate from high school.

Chavez's involvement in school included FFA, soccer, track and strategy club. His plans include attending WSU this fall, where he wants to focus on science and history careers. He, like Reyna, is a recipient of the Achievers Scholarship through the College Success Foundation.

Rounding out Mabton's list of top 10 percent academic leaders are Margarita Gutierrez, Antonio Reyna, Corinna Quesada and Juan Adolfo Aguilar.

Margarita Gutierrez is the daughter of Paula Escobar. She will be the first one in her family to graduate. She has been involved in the cheer squad, wrestling, and track. As the ASB treasurer, Gutierrez was also actively involved in student government. She has been part of the FCCLA organization as well.

Gutierrez will be attending the University of Washington this fall, where she plans on majoring in nursing. She is the recipient of a Achievers Scholarship through the College Success Foundation.

Antonio Reyna is the son of Trinidad and Rita Reyna. He is an only child and he worked his entire high school career while at the same time maintaining high marks. His teachers describe him as driven.

Reyna's plans include attending the University of Washington this fall and majoring in mechanical engineering. He says he would like to work for Boeing. He, too, is the recipient of an Achievers Scholarship through the College Success Foundation.

Corinna Quesada, the daughter of Jose and Maria Guadalupe, has been involved in volleyball and softball while attending Mabton High School. She was the ASB vice-president this year.

Her plans include attending the University of Washington this fall to major in nursing. She also is the recipient of an Achievers Scholarship through the College Success Foundation.

Juan Adolfo Aguilar, the son of Juan and Raquel Aguilar, is the first male in his family to graduate from high school. Aside from working full time at Burger King, his high school activities included football, soccer, track and participating in Young Life events. This year he was the captain of the soccer team.

Aguilar's plans include attending Washington State University through the assistance of the College Success Foundation's Achievers program. He plans on becoming a veterinarian. He also is the recipient of an Achievers Scholarship through the College Success Foundation.

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