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Cataño recognizes graduating seniors for academic achievements

The 113 students in Cataño schools who earned their fourth-year diploma received electronic tablets, and the 15 students who obtained an ‘A’ average also received an economic incentive.

By The Star Staff

Amid graduation season, Cataño Mayor Julio Alicea Vasallo announced Tuesday that more than 100 fourth-year graduates, from public and private schools in the municipality, have been awarded for their academic achievements.

Alicea Vasallo said Cataño is betting on the best resource it has for its future progress: its student body. The prizes consist of modern electronic tablets for the 113 students who achieved their fourth-year diploma. And the 15 students who obtained an ‘A’ average were also given an economic incentive.

“I am extremely proud of and pleased by the academic performance of this excellent sample of Catañesa youth,” the mayor said. “Each of them exemplifies the Puerto Rican youth who give their best to serve Puerto Rico. And that effort must be stimulated so that it continues to grow.”

The economic incentives were awarded according to academic average: $1,000 for students with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0, $500 for students with a GPA of 3.80 to 3.99, and $200 for students with GPAs of 3.50 to 3.79.

The electronic tablets were given to each student who completed the graduation requirements of the fourth year, as certified by each public and private school in the municipality. The awards ceremony was held at the Cataño Convention Center.

“The academic excellence of our students is a priority goal of this administration,” Alicea Vasallo said. “We are one hundred percent committed to encouraging Catañesa youth to prepare and finish their fourth year successfully. We urge families to continue supporting their children in their studies, for which next year we will reward graduates, especially the most outstanding.”

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