Student Profiles: Julissa Hunte
Hunte, who earned a $7,500 scholarship, a family trip to Disney World, and a feature in USA Today, was chosen for her "her many achievements including leading Cleveland High School to district titles in soccer and track. She was also a state qualifier in track and field from 2008 through 2012, and was selected to the New Mexico All-State soccer team from 2009 through 2011 seasons " according to a release from the Milk Processor Education Program.
The scholar-athlete also won the state championship in the 200-meter dash, and was on two state championship relay teams. She servesd as president of the Black Student Union and as a mentor through the University of New Mexico Saturday Math and Science Academy. She is committed to exposing more minority students to science and math.
She is still deciding whether she will study chemistry or chemical engineering at Spelman; but she is certain, however, that she wants to be go to law school and later become a patent attorney.