Mireya Iglesias Ayala is a Senior at San Miguel High School. She just recently accepted a full ride scholarship to Georgetown University in Washington, DC where she plans to major in Business. This is especially exciting considering she will be the first person in her family to go to college. During her time at San Miguel Mireya has been an active member on Student Council, and currently serves as the Vice President and Director of Activities. Mireya is also a Student Ambassador, and a member of the National English Honor Society, National Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society, and Yearbook committee in addition to participating in many other various sports and activities. Through San Miguel’s Corporate Internship Program, she worked at Tucson Electric Power in the Accounting department and currently works at the University of Arizona as a Neurobiology Lab Research Assistant; all while completing her core studies with a 4.39 cumulative GPA. On May 16th, Mireya gave her commencement speech during graduation as the Valedictorian of San Miguel High School.
“Attending San Miguel is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The question is not, ‘Will I go to college?’ but, ‘Where will I go to college?’ San Miguel has shown what I am capable of, that hard work pays off, the generosity of people, and San Miguel has shown me, my future. Supporters make our futures a reality. They allow for money to not be an obstacle for families or our future. They stay with us during hard economic times because they see that their investment will be reflected in our futures, in our degrees, in our jobs, and in our families.” explained Mireya.
The Arizona Leadership Foundation proudly provides scholarship assistance to private schools and Lexie’s Law schools throughout Arizona with no preference to religious or political affiliation. We believe parents should have a choice when it comes to the education of their children! The Arizona Leadership Foundation is able to offer scholarships through Arizona’s Corporate Income Tuition Tax Credit (CTC) Scholarship Program and the Lexie’s Law Corporate Income Tax Credit Program. These Arizona programs are education plans designed to help low-income families and families with disabled/displaced children obtain the best education for their children.
San Miguel High School is a private Catholic, Lasallian school located on the south side of Tucson. San Miguel is a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools, designed to offer a unique, academic and work-oriented program for ambitious students. San Miguel exists solely to educate children of the working poor, regardless of religious affiliation. By the end of four years at San Miguel, graduates are ready to enter a university environment with confidence in their educational preparedness and a determination to succeed in their chosen field. San Miguel’s vision is college graduation and career success for every graduate.