Albuquerque Public Schools’ ‘Signing Day’ celebrates students

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Public Schools held a different kind of signing day for academic over-achievers.

It’s part of National Academic Signing Day for students who earned a full ride to college because of their grades.

New Superintendent Raquel Reedy says the district wants to show students it’s proud of them.

Some seniors say they faced a lot of obstacles to get here. “Being an immigrant from Mexico, having a difficult language barrier, and having to spend multiple hours doing English homework just to reread the curriculum,” explained Luis Sanchez Martinez who received a college scholarship.

More than a dozen students received full scholarships to schools including The University of New Mexico, The Naval Academy in Maryland, and BYU.

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