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JSerra Senior Ella Ortiz Excels with Full-Ride Scholarship to Notre Dame

Ella Ortiz, a senior at JSerra High School, has distinguished herself through her exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication to both academics and extracurricular activities at JSerra.

At the forefront of Ella's accomplishments is her recent commitment to the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a prestigious full-ride scholarship and gained admission to the inaugural cohort of the Business Honors Program. Reflecting on her journey, Ella credits JSerra for providing the foundation that propelled her towards this significant achievement. As a participant in JSerra’s Business Magnet Program, Ella has gained invaluable insights and skills that solidified her passion for business and ultimately led her to pursue a major in finance.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Ella has been actively involved in various leadership roles and extracurricular activities, including serving as the president of DECA and participating in the Pep Squad, Song Team, and advanced dance company. She attributes much of her personal and professional growth to the diverse opportunities and supportive environment fostered by JSerra.

Ella's experiences extend beyond the classroom, as she has eagerly participated in pre-college programs at Notre Dame. Through these programs, Ella gained exposure to rigorous academic coursework while immersing herself in the campus community, affirming her decision to pursue higher education at Notre Dame.

Throughout her high school journey, Ella has remained steadfast in her pursuit of excellence, driven by her intrinsic love for learning and her dedication to personal growth. Her advice to fellow students echoes this sentiment, emphasizing the importance of exploring diverse interests, seeking support from mentors, and trusting in a greater plan.

As Ella prepares to embark on the next chapter of her academic and personal journey, she remains grateful for the formative experiences and unwavering support she has received at JSerra.

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