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November 2, 2007
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Zalamea honored by North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce

             Jonathan Zalamea, a senior at North Shore Senior High School, was recognized as the Galena Park ISD Student of the Month during the Nov. 2 North Area Channel Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Monument Room of San Jacinto College North.
             Jonathan is currently ranked number one out of 884 students in the senior class at North Shore and carries a 4.920 GPA on a weighted 4.5 scale. He is carrying on the North Shore tradition of excellence by scoring a 33 on the ACT test. At least one North shore student has scored a 33 on the test (36 is a perfect score) in the past three years. Jonathan also scored a perfect 36 on the science portion.
             He is active in North Shore’s math and science club and is taking several advanced placement classes. His experience with AP classes began in Jeff Couch’s 10th grade World History class. He has passed four AP tests and has been recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Honors. Jonathan has been recognized for his performance on the PSAT and SAT exams.
             Jonathan also is an accomplished musician and played the trombone with North Shore’s Wind Ensemble during his first three years of high school.  His ultimate goal is to become a doctor and he current first choice for college is the University of St. Thomas.
             “Through my experiences growing up in the Galena Park Independent School District and what I have been taught by my family, I strive to not only be successful but to also include others in the process.  Growing up in a very family oriented household, I have been taught to love and care for others, no matter who they may be,” said Jonathan.


             Shown from the Oct. 5 Chamber of Commerce luncheon are (l-r): Stephanie Schroeder, chairperson for the Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee; Jonathan Zalamea; and Ken Wallace, principal at North Shore Senior High.