Benjamin E. Mays Salutatorian Maria Gallo-Blanco is headed to Texas A&M as a Posse Scholar


Maria Gallo-Blanco is the daughter of Antonio Gallo and Derly Blanco. Maria grew up in a small village close to the coast of Acapulco Gro, Mexico. She spent her childhood mastering the English language after immigrating to the United States at the age of eight. With hopes of starting her own nonprofit organization in the future, she volunteers with the Terry Learning Center and participates in the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation. Maria plans to attend Texas A&M University as a POSSE scholar this fall. She continues to be inspired by Maya Angelou’s quote, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

Plans to Attend: Texas A&M University

Major: Mathematics

Career Goal: Undecided

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