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Demain Chavez is a recent 2021 graduate from El Dorado High School. In 2019, Demain proudly represented Socorro Independent School District when he participated in the El Paso Strong Reading Series. During the event, which took place at the Philanthropy Theater at the Plaza Theater in downtown El Paso, he read a monologue based on what he felt and experienced during the moments he heard about the Walmart shooting on August 3, 2019.

Demain is currently attending his first semester at The University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing a double major in Plan II Honors and Theater and Dance. 

Mia Johnson is a proud Irvin Rocket graduate and salutatorian of the class of 2021. She took part in various clubs and organizations while in high school, including Colorguard, Key Club, Yearbook, Student Council, National Honors Society, and Rocket Newt Tech Council. She is recognized as the 2021 All Irvin Girl, Most Outstanding Rocket, Outstanding Citizen, and is a Who’s Who recipient.

At The University of Texas at Austin, Mia is pursuing a degree in the Plan II Honors Program and is actively inquiring about a second major. She hopes to open an ice cream shop one day after following a career path she discovers while attending the university. 

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Jaime Ramirez Gomez was raised in El Paso, Texas and is a proud graduate from El Paso High School with the class of 2021. At present, Jaime is a first-year student in the College of Natural Science at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is studying Neuroscience. 

Salma Teran is a proud Eastwood High School graduate and is studying design in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. She was very involved with her high school community, participating in organizations and clubs such as the National Art Honor Society and the Book Club. She hopes to join movements bigger than herself as she pursues her higher education.


Currently a first-year student, Salma hopes to find ways to help her community through design better and couldn’t be more grateful to the El Paso in Austin Network for allowing her to pursue her passions.

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