North Garland student accepted into prestigious Texas Tech program

Organizations around the world see the quality of education offered in Garland ISD and recruit our students or reward their accomplishments. North Garland High School senior Salvador Romero is one such student. The 18-year-old was recently accepted into Texas Tech University’s Rawls Business Leaders Program. This prestigious opportunity comes with a scholarship and was extended to just 11 others in the nation. The honor was personally delivered by Rawls College of Business Dean Paul Goebel in front of peers, staff and Romero’s family. 

“[I] am here to tell you that you have been accepted into the Rawls Business Leaders Program. This program is to develop leadership, and Salvador is part of a very elite group of students,” Goebel said when  he surprised Romero in class. “If you talk to Salvador’s teachers or North Garland administration, they will say there is not a more deserving student. He is a role model, leader and example of perseverance, hard work and academic excellence.”

Romero’s acceptance not only comes with an academic opportunity, it also includes scholarship money, study abroad options and ongoing mentoring. The incoming Tech freshman will have a student and faculty mentor, as well as a member of the college’s advisory council—which is comprised of business professionals from around the state.  

“I want to thank GISD for giving me all the opportunities, like resources and teachers, that helped me get to where I am,” the senior said. “They pushed me. Thank you for all that you give us.”