As UNT Dallas’ enrollment continues to grow in numbers, so does the quality of the students we attract. This year’s incoming class of Presidential Jaguar Scholars exemplify the type of well-rounded student that is beginning to make UNT Dallas their university of choice. Here is a look at a few stand-outs from the Class of 2021:

Victoria Denestan, Seagoville
Seagoville High School
H.S. GPA: 3.5, Top 10 percent of her class

Enrique Jimenez Figueroa, Garland
International Leadership of Garland
H.S. GPA: 3.6, Top 15 percent of his class

Kiley Liddell, Allen
Allen High School
H.S. GPA: 3.4
Major: Education
Interesting Facts: Plays guitar, writes songs, sings for Chase Oaks at Legacy

Sigifredo Linares, Dallas
Trinidad Garza Early College High School
H.S. GPA: 3.6, Top 15 percent of his class

Alex Nava, Crandall
Crandall High School
H.S. GPA: 4.0, Top 8 percent in her class
Major: Psychology
Interesting Facts: Fascinated by the human mind and loves art (has won a few state awards, and has a piece in a museum)

Alma De Paz Olivarez, Dallas
Townview Magnet Center
H.S. GPA: 3.8, Top 3 in her class
Major: Education
Interesting Facts: Co-founded and was VP of “Impact,”  an organization dedicated to helping students adjust to and thrive in high school

Dylan Park, Plano
Plano East High School
H.S. GPA: 3.5

Rebecca Romero, Oak Cliff
Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School
H.S. GPA: 3.5
Major: Education K-6 and Special Education
Interesting Facts: Volunteers at Dallas recreation centers, and worked for the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department

Jacqueline Sanchez, Dallas
Sunset High School
H.S. GPA: 3.8, Top 8 percent of her class
Major: Psychology
Interesting Facts: First-generation college student

Gabriela Soto, Grand Prairie
Young Woman’s Leadership Academy
H.S. GPA: 3.7, Top 4 in her class
Major: Business
Interesting Facts: Student leader and scholar athlete, involved in National Honors Society, DECA District winner, Soccer player, school orchestra, and organized toy drives during the holidays.

Christina Zuniga, Dallas
Uplift Peak Preparatory
H.S. GPA: 3.7, Top 4 in her class
Major: Business/Finance
Interesting Facts: Played sports throughout high school, interned for non-profit organization (Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic)