Posted on May 25, 2021
| 5:27 p.m.
Laura Flores, a member of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and senior of Carpinteria High School, was one of 100 students across the country who were invited to participate in a virtual graduation ceremony with Vice President Kamala Harris. The prime-time special aired May 23 on CNN.
Flores was one of three seniors from Girls Inc. – all members of the Teen Advocacy Council – to participate and represent their fellow Girls Inc. members who are graduating from high school this year.
Flores was recently shortlisted as a finalist for Jr. Carpinterian of the Year and was recognized as a 2021 Girls Inc. National Fellow. Ranked in the top 10% of her class, she finished Carpinteria High this month with a 4.5 GPA and 25 units completed at Santa Barbara City College.
She plans to major in English with the aim of pursuing a teaching degree.