Ashley Cruz Chosen CSN’s 2020 Graduate of Distinction
Salutatorian of CSN’s Class of 2020 and National Merit Scholarship Finalist Ashley Cruz was selected as a Naples Daily News Graduate of Distinction. Each local high school gets to choose one outstanding senior to represent the best of their graduating class. Among her accomplishments in just the past year, Ashley was a member of CSN’s Cum Laude Society, the Computer Science Honor Society, and the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, was Vice President of CSN’s chapter of the National English Honor Society and President of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, competed in the Girls Go Cyberstart National Championships, put together a website for Advanced Topics in Spanish on Biomedical Engineering, lobbied Congressmen in Washington D.C. on behalf of language education, received a commendation at a Florida Model U.N. conference, was awarded both a silver and gold pin from the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest, was a finalist in CSN’s Poetry Out Loud championship, and on CSN’s Track & Field and Cheer squads. In 2018, she was one of the first 16-year-old guardians on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. accompanying a U.S. veteran to the war memorials. Ashley entered CSN in the sixth grade and will be attending Harvard in the fall.