According to a release from the Lufkin Independent School District, Class of 2020 graduates Riley Thornton and Hilda Cuello González received the Dual Language Student Award for demonstrating excellence in the district's Dual Language program.

Established in 2013, this award recognizes two graduating seniors who participated in the Lufkin ISD Dual Language Program and have excelled both academically and linguistically. Each year, two students are selected, one which originally qualified for the Magnet Program in English and one that qualified in Spanish. 

Communities Cinco de Mayo recognizes these student’s achievements as they have excelled academically in English and Spanish and awards each student a $1000 Scholarship.

Riley Thornton was involved in the STEM Academy, Gifted & Talented program, Co-Op, National Honor Society, UIL Math and will be attending Texas A&M University majoring in pre-pharmacy.

Hilda Cuello González participated in the Interact Club, LHS Band, Animation Club, Ignite, Art Club, the STEM Academy, National Honor Society and was a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. She will be attending Texas A&M in the fall majoring in nursing.

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