New Directions’ Hispanic Heritage Award Recipient – Cristina Aguilar

Cristina Aguilar from the New Directions Program:

Cristina emanates resiliency and leadership. Since her arrival to the New Directions program she has experienced personal and academic success by taking responsibility for her actions and investing in positive personal and academic changes. Through the support of her family and New Directions, as well as, her willingness to grow as a person, Cristina has greatly improved her GPA, making honor roll every quarter while in attendance at New Directions. Cristina has also excelled in her Cosmetology class earning a gold award for esthetician. She also represented Arlington Public Schools in a state-wide competition in Virginia Beach – Skills USA. Cristina will graduate from Wakefield High School in June of 2019 and is going to pursue certifications in both Cosmetology and as an Esthetician. Cristina is also interested in Business Management at NOVA. Cristina’s future is bright. We look forward to hearing all the amazing things she will accomplish. Cristina, congratulations!