Selfless Senior 2021-Eldorado High School’s Melina Vugrin

“Fight for what you care about.’
I recently discovered Justice Ginsburg’s guidance, but the sentiment has driven my call to service. I always connected with animals. They enrich our lives as pets, service animals, and wildlife, but they cannot advocate for themselves when experiencing cruelty. Much of my volunteering has focused on helping animals, through organizing supply drives, volunteering at rescues, and data analysis supporting animal welfare legislation. The time spent on these efforts never felt like work because I believe in the cause. My passion is animal welfare, but I recognize the cause may not speak to everyone.

So, when I graduate from high school, my hope for Albuquerque is that each of us recognize our individual passions and that we take action to further them.”

~Melina Vugrin

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