BY WENDEE BRUNISH
Phi Beta Kappa
The Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association is pleased to announce the winners of our regional scholarship awards for 2023.
In addition to our annual Los Alamos High School scholarships, this is the first year that we have partnered with our area high schools to award scholarships to students from Santa Fe High School, Capital High School, and Santa Fe Indian School. Our goal is to support historically under-represented communities in fulfilling their educational and career goals along with their significant contributions to their communities, our nation, and our planet in all areas of the liberal arts and sciences. This year we awarded five $500 scholarships, and we hope to expand this program in the future with both larger awards and more scholarships awarded.
The scholarship awards recognize academic achievement as an indicator of promise for future accomplishments. All our scholarship winners not only have pursued excellence in high school and have plans for pursuing a college education that will enable them to build a professional career and allow them to fulfill their personal and professional goals, but each scholarship winner has also been involved in the pursuit of making their communities and the world a better place.
This year’s winners are Justin Mirabal, Santa Fe High School | Hailey Capitan, Santa Fe Indian School | DeAngelina Archuleta, Capital High School | Desirae Suina, Santa Fe Indian School | and Alyssa Sandoval, Capital High School. The Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association Board congratulates these students on their accomplishments and we wish them great success in their future endeavors.
If you would like to support the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association’s effort to improve our world through enhancing access to education in the liberal arts and sciences for historically under-represented communities in north-central New Mexico, we would welcome your donation to Phi Beta Kappa–Los Alamos Association (memo – regional scholarships), c/o Joyce Guzik, 432 Pruitt Avenue, White Rock, NM, 87547. You may also donate via our PayPal link:
About the recipients:
Justin Mirabal will be attending New Mexico State University to study wildlife and conservation ecology as well as potentially political science. Courtesy photo
Hailey Capitan will be attending the University of Arizona and majoring in Pre-Nursing. Hailey hopes to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and become a travel nurse in pediatrics. Courtesy photo
DeAngelina Archuleta will be attending Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado for the spring of 2024 for a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. DeAngelina is going to Basic Training this summer for the Army National Guard. Courtesy photo
Desirae Suina plans to attend George Mason University to study forensic science. Desirae ‘hopes to work with the FBI to gain more insight and bring representation when it comes to Indigenous people in the field of forensic science as well as bringing awareness to the cases involving Indigenous people because they do go unnoticed. I hope to bring justice’. Courtesy photo
Alyssa Sandoval will be attending New Mexico State University to study for a bachelor’s in business. Courtesy photo