Alumni, Where Are They Now?

Success stories don't stop when students graduate from Duncanville and we're proud to celebrate the amazing things alumni are doing.

Michelle Figueroa, Class of 2017

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Michelle graduated from DHS with 55 dual credit hours and earned a B.A. in Psychology from Dallas Baptist U. in just two years! She is currently the youngest student in the University of Texas at Arlington's graduate Social Work program. Upon graduation in August, she plans on becoming a licensed master social worker (LMSW) and eventually a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She hopes to utilize her skills as a hospital social worker before starting her own therapy practice. 

Victoria Hernandez, Class of 2015

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Victoria earned a B.S. in Architecture from UT Arlington in 2019 and is currently completing the Master of Architecture program. She has already given so much back to the Panther community by mentoring current Architectural Design students and presenting at P-TECH events. You can check out her YouTube channel here!

Destiny Polk, Class of 2016

Destiny earned a B.S. in Architecture from UT San Antonio and when asked what it was like to graduate from college during a pandemic, here's what she had to say:

"Of course it hurts, not being able to follow through with all the plans a typical graduation semester holds. But we must remember that we received the most important gift of all, the degree itself. Your life is your story, so take as long as you'd like to achieve what YOU define as success. And along the way, don't forget life's a marathon, not a sprint."

Tra'Veon Johnson, Class of 2019

Tra'Veon graduated from DHS a year early and is completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University (wreck 'em!). He plans on joining the Navy and is currently applying for the Naval officer program, specifically for a Nuclear Engineering Officer position. In this position, Tra'Veon would be responsible for managing up to 18 sea members and assigning tasks and roles on his reactor. He would also train to learn how to stabilize the reactors on various ships and land plants. Woah!

Kelly Valencia, Class of 2020

Kelly Valencia taking a selfie in a salon.

Kelly's main goal in high school was to graduate with the hours and education needed to pass the Cosmetology exam and become licensed in the state of Texas. The pandemic delayed that plan a bit but she reached her goal just a few months after graduation. Today, Kelly works as a hairstylist at Dash Studio, which is right off Main Street. She loves her work and the people she works alongside. In need of a haircut or style? You can get in touch with Kelly @kellyvalenciahair or by visiting the Dash Studio website.

Adrian Ferreira, Class of 2016

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Adrian recently graduated from Rice University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and accepted a position with Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. in Dallas. He's committed to joining the CTE Advisory Board in order to give back to the program that he completed four years ago.

Diana Reyes & Kelly Gutierrez, Class of 2020

Both ladies graduated from the Education and Training Program, earned the Educational Aide I Certification, and published the award-winning bilingual children's book, "The House Kitty." Their book is available for purchase on Amazon and you can read more about their publishing journey in this article by Focus Daily News.

Miamanuni Hines, Class of 2015

Miamanuni studied Urban and Regional Planning at Texas A&M University and is currently working as a City Planner for Glenn Heights. Gig 'em!