YWA Class of 2024 Official Photos


  • YWA Class of 2024

    EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – June 10, 2024) — The Young Women’s Academy Class of 2024 celebrated their graduation on Monday, June 10th at the UTEP Magoffin Auditorium, as 37 seniors proudly crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. 

    This year’s graduating class, led by valedictorian Aina Marzia and salutatorian Alyssa Perez, marks a significant milestone for the Young Women’s Academy. 

    The Class of '24 collectively garnered an impressive $1.7 million in scholarships and grants. Notable achievements include Anna Franco and Felicity Walters, who are the first students to have secured athletic commitments to play sports at the collegiate level.  

    Among the graduates, Aina Marzia stands out as a QuestBridge match recipient, earning a full ride scholarship to Princeton University. Further highlights include Joslyn Espinoza, honored with a place in the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame, and Mercedes Lopez, awarded the distinguished title of Warrior of the Year. 

    Lastly, Elena Maldonado received special recognition as the inaugural recipient of the Jessie Limas Kindness Award, instituted in memory of Limas, a beloved 6th-grade student who tragically passed away earlier this year. 

    Heartfelt congratulations to all the accomplished students of the Class of 2024!