Analuisa Santos, a graduating senior from Pueblo High School, was awarded the R. David Montaño scholarship. Analuisa will study Agribusiness this fall as she joins the University of Arizona, Class of 2028.

Analuisa is a member of the Pueblo College Preparatory Academy, National Honor Society, AVID, and has received awards for Honor Roll, Principal’s List, and from the Mexican American Student Services. Regarding extracurricular achievements, she is the president of the Hiking Club, member of the Garden Club, and Cycling Club. Her community involvement includes Inspiring Connections Outdoors Sierra Club, BICAS Kids Training, and participating in the 41st El Tour de Tucson as a volunteer. The Freedom Center congratulates Analuisa Santos on her achievements and looks forward to her continued success.

Following are excerpts from Analuisa’s scholarship application essay:

My journey with a learning disability created a source of understanding when approaching situations that are different from my own.

The hurdles I have overcome field my determination to be empathetic towards others’ differences.

I am grateful for being a part of a school community blessed by Mr. Montaño who inspired all of us to be great and to also recognize others’ achievements.”