Eliza Cinca “works tirelessly to make her high school the best in America.”

Eliza understands that giving back to your community is what shapes you into becoming a successful person. This last spring, Eliza gave up her Romanian citizenship to become a United States Citizen. The community around her in Austin, Texas was finally HER community. It made all the hard work, long hours, and dedication that much more worth it. She was not born into being an American, but she truly values what it means to be one.

Eliza is an incredible leader and multi-talented member of her community. She spearheaded the establishment of Grizzlies Squared, which is Glenn High School’s club that focuses on creating a safe place for all students to learn. She serves as an officer for six different campus organizations and also runs track in the spring. Academics are very important to her, and she manages to maintain a high GPA despite all of her extra-curriculars. She strives to make Glenn High School the “Best School in America” by taking the time to get to know all of her peers, as well as her teachers and the staff. Not only does she push to “find her grind” on a daily basis, but she inspires those around her to do the same!

Wiley Middle School teacher, Jennifer Bussear, nominated Eliza for this scholarship