San Marcos High School senior Linda Chavira Moreno is the National Winner of the Hispanic Heritage Youth Award for Sports. The 18-year-old daughter of Carmen Chavira and Martin Moreno who are residents of Carlsbad, California.
Linda’s dream is to graduate from college and become a geneticist. Linda will be the first in her family to attend college and she considers it her greatest achievement. Graduating from college will allow her to be an even greater role model to her younger siblings.
Of Mexican descent, Linda wants to overcome the negative stereotypes Hispanic youth face and education is her vehicle. Her grade point average is 4.0. She was voted Most Improved Player for cross-country, Most Hard Working for volleyball, Most Inspirational for swimming, Geography Student of the Year, Outstanding Student of the Year, Academic Achievement Award, and Honor Roll for 3 years, and selected as the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine Health Symposium Winner.
Linda has also been involved with the National Women and Youth Day Sports Camp, San Diego Marathon Crew, San Marcos Art Fair, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Chicano/a Youth Leadership Camp at SDSU. Linda will be attending University of California at San Diego in the fall.