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Coronado sophomore earns prestigious national recognition

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – May 9, 2023) – The National Society of High School Scholars announced this week that Coronado High sophomore Lyra T. Hofmeyer has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. 

The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community involvement. NSHSS members automatically become lifetime members at the time of their initial membership. Each step along the way – from high school to college to career – NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. 

Hofmeyer’s long list of accolades include: participating as a youth member in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the United Nations Association youth forum programs; presenting a TEDx talk on her research in solar health and solar circuit design; certifications in Level I Anti-Human Trafficking, the Red Cross and as an International Human Rights consultant; participated in STEM programs through the Department of Defense; Gains in Engineering Mathematics and Science through the Army Educational Opportunity Program at White Sands, Bethesda, Maryland/Washington D.C., and Playa Vista, California; Duke University Talent Search Scholar; a National Hispanic Institute Scholar with the Texas Great Debate and upcoming Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session. 

Hofmeyer also is accomplished in the arts. She has had her artwork, sculptures and paintings displayed as part of awareness campaigns for former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (California) and U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar’s arts competitions. She danced alongside professional Isadora Duncan dancers and performed on the harp as a soloist and in youth ensembles. She has helped raise nearly $50,000 for Rotary International community programs as an artist and volunteer.