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Pearsall High School 2020 senior Amaris Falcon became the first PHS student to earn an associate’s degree from SWTJC while also graduating high school.
Amaris graduated on June 12 as the Valedictorian of her senior class. While in high school, she was Color Guard Captain and performed across the country with Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, a travelling performing arts band. Amaris was an active member of the National Honor Society; she served as vice-president her junior year and president her senior year. In 2019, Amaris was chosen to be a member of the first PISD Superintendent Student Advisory Council which met every six weeks to discuss the educational needs of each campus from the students perspective.
Amaris will begin studying Mathematics and Education at The University of Texas at Austin in the Fall. She was chosen as a Terry Scholar which is a highly selective scholarship program that funds all educational expenses not met by other scholarships or federal aid while she pursues her bachelor’s degree.