NAPA (KRON) — Alexis Flores was calm as he spent his last day at Vintage High School in Napa, downplaying the fact that it was an extraordinary day for the high school senior.
Flores is graduating with top honors from Vintage High School. Not only that, Flores is heading off to this top choice college in the fall, the University of California at Santa Cruz.
It that wasn’t enough, there’s something else too. Flores is the first in his family to go to college.
Besides his stellar academic performance, Flores’ friend and teachers say that the teen’s compassion makes him stand out. In years past, he has gone to Costa Rica to help build playgrounds for the poor elementary school students.
Flores says he wants to give back to others. Friends and teachers say that is evident, saying that Flores is a person who cares and wants to make a difference.