Three More Bilingual IB Diploma Recipients

NHS Announces Three More Bilingual IB Diploma Recipients
Posted on 08/25/2020
Three More Bilingual IB Diploma RecipientsThree more Nogales High School seniors recently earned their bilingual International Baccalaureate diplomas, bringing the total number of Nogales High School IB diploma recipients to 16. After further review of IAs and examination components for all students, Joselyn Aguilar, Sebastian Armenta, and Nicole Leyva all completed the requirements in Spanish to earn the prestigious bilingual IB diploma. 

“These students successfully completed a 4,000-word individual extended essay, a Theory of Knowledge class, more than 150 hours in community service projects, and passed all six external exams,” NHS Honors Coordinator Jennifer Valenzuela said of the program’s requirements. “With the completion of the program, and with the addition of some AP courses, these students have earned financial aid and college credits and will enter universities with multiple advantages.”

Nicole Leyva, who will be attending the U of A to study Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Sciences  said, “It is definitely a lot of hard work and dedication, but I recommend taking IB classes and going for the IB diploma to anyone who is willing to put in the work.”

“The IB Program helped me create a successful high school career and be ready for the next chapter in my life, college.” states Sebastian Armenta, who will also be attending the U of A to study Business. He goes on to say, “This diploma did not just help me with academics, but also helped me create new bonds and friendships with fellow IB candidates.”

Fellow IB candidate Joselyn Aguilar, expressed, “I'm proud to have participated in this remarkable program which focuses on creating well-rounded, caring people. It constantly encouraged me to expand my perspective and to make a difference in my community.” Joselyn will also attend the University of Arizona to double major in Spanish Translation & Interpretation, and Linguistics.