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May 27, 2008
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Limon honored by North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce

           Fidel Limon, a senior at Galena Park High School, was recognized as the Galena Park ISD Student of the Month during the April 4 North Area Channel Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Monument Room of San Jacinto College North.
His fascination with learning how things work began when he was a child. His interest in robotics peaked when as a freshman when his cousin took him under his wing and introduced Fidel to the school’s robotics program.
           Fidel has served as a leader and a driver for Team KAOS for the past four years and is currently serving as president of robot manufacturing. The GPHS team recently competed in the Kansas City First Robotics Regional and won the most prestigious award - The Chairman Award. Only 41 out of the 2,100 teams from across the nation receive this honor. Team KAOS also was a co-winner at the Lone Star Regional. These two wins qualified the team for the world championship in Atlanta in late April.
           Fidel is also involved in the Mecca program, in conjunction with San Jacinto College North. This program allows students to take college classes in the morning and high school classes in the afternoon, allowing the students to earn an associates degree upon their graduation from high school. He has currently earned forty-two college credit hours, and has maintained a GPA of 2.92 at San Jacinto College and 3.96 at Galena Park High and is ranked 55 in his senior class. Fidel has been accepted to attend the University of Houston in the fall, and will major in mechanical engineering. He also holds a full-time job at Walgreens.
           “Fidel is one of the most amazing students I have had the opportunity to work with. His drive and dedication to succeed is truly amazing. I know that he will be a true leader in the near future” says David Scarcella.

Fidel Limon
Shown from the April 4 Chamber of Commerce luncheon are (l-r): Edith Eldridge, assistant principal,
Fidel Limon, and David Scarcella, robotics teacher.