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The 411: Youth

FHS announces February students of the month

FHS announces February students of the month
Caitlin Taylor and Luis Occhiuzzi

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Floresville High School’s February female student of the month is Caitlin Taylor. Caitlin is the 18-year-old daughter of Faye and Parish Taylor.

Caitlin was named the Outstanding Student of the Year for Pre-AP Physics. She is a member of the FHS Chapter of the Red Cross and the Family, Community, Career Leaders of America, through which she has visited a local nursing home and played banana bingo with residents.

She has participated in Habitat for Humanity and Luke’s Wish Toy Drive. She ran a coloring booth for the Children’s Pumpkin Patch at the Peanut Festival and gave tours to elementary school children at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. She has also collected canned goods for the local food pantry.

Caitlin is currently employed at the Wilson County Public Library through the FHS Co-Op program.

Upon graduation in June, Caitlin plans to attend either the University of Texas at San Antonio or the University of Texas at Austin. She is planning to major in ancient history and classical archaeology.

The February male student of the month is Luis Occhiuzzi. Luis is the 18-year-old son of Iris and Alfred Occhiuzzi.

Luis was named the Aerospace Student of the Year in 2011-12, and held the office of vice president for the class of 2013 as a freshman and sophomore. Luis has already been named the recipient of a $4,000-per-year scholarship to Texas A&M-Kingsville.

As a member of the ROTC, Luis has served as Corps Commander and Corps Advisor. He was awarded the Top Cadet Award and the Academic Excellence Award. Luis received the national Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War Award. He was also inducted into the Kitty Hawk Air Society. Luis is a member of the ROTC Drill Team and has served as the Student Leadership Academy Eagle Horizon Squadron Commander.

Luis was a linebacker and fullback for the FHS Tiger football team and was named Academic All-District. He is a former member of the FHS powerlifting team.

He served as a team captain for Relay For Life and has participated in Adopt-a-Highway campaigns and canned food drives. He has spent time visiting residents in the local veterans home, and has served as a tutor for his peers.

Luis is currently employed at Bill Miller Bar-B-Que.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has nominated Luis for the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he will major in aerospace engineering.

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