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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Deanna Hernandez, Pueblo East "Eagle Empire"

Deanna Hernandez leans on a tree while smiling for a photoDeanna will use her East Alumni Scholarship to attend the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, where she plans to pursue a degree in inclusive elementary education.

A 3.5 GPA student at East, Deanna was a part of JROTC, marching band and the Teacher Cadet CTE program.

At this year's Canon City Apple Blossom Festival, the East Marching Band clarinet section, of which Deanna was a part, received the Outstanding Section award for the 2A division.

After earning her teaching degree, Deanna plans to return to District 60 as an educator and eventually pursue a Master’s degree.