Andrew Eloy Vera a 4th Grade student at F.J. Scott Elementary School in Roma, was invited to participate in the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP) in Denver Colorado.
Andrew will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on interactive learning, while being challenged in an intellectually stimulating environment outside of the regular classroom. The program provides an array of course studies designed to provide high achieving elementary school students with the tools to gain insights into career pathways of their choice according to Dr. Marguerite C. Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs for the Program.
Students are able to choose a specific area of study such as engineering, forensic science, or medicine. In addition to these Discovery Strands, all students participate in a Leadership Stand. Throughout the Program, young scholars engage in challenging course work and gain a greater sense of independence by experiencing a renaissance of learning. The program culminates with student-created projects tying leadership skills to the discoveries made in their specific area of study.
Andrew is the son of Peggy and Eloy Vera, Jr. and the grandson of Judge Eloy and Yvonne Vera of Rio Grande City and Saul and Norma Gonzalez of Roma, TX. Andrew’s parents and his two sisters Katherine and Cadence will join him in Colorado in which will undoubtedly be a journey of a lifetime. Andrew will begin his 5th grade in the fall with a greater understanding of career choices and the marvels that education can provide.