In Natalia’s words:
“My name is Natalia Hernandez and I am a proud Mustang. Mustangs are a symbol of freedom and limitless possibilities, which I would say I have fully embodied. As a bilingual student, my learning experiences were plentiful and provided me with a number of opportunities to show others of our limitless possibilities. Through my involvement in dance, track, Mustang Amigos and Senate, I was able to further develop my leadership skills. The result of my hard work was earning a Captain position on both teams, as well as Senior Class President which enabled me to meet new friends and experience good times. I was constantly told by the people around me, my high school years were going to fly by and they definitely did. I can say, without a doubt, I wouldn’t change a thing. It was with the help of my family, friends and school faculty I was able to make my 4 years of high school memorable and fun. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to represent my school as a Selfless Senior. I want to inspire others to get involved in their community, not to make themselves look good but to do it out of the kindness in their hearts.
When I graduate from high school my hope for Albuquerque is for us to see past the barriers we may encounter to make a statement for the betterment of our future.“