PHARR, Texas — Daija Esparza, a PSJA North Early College High School Senior, is one of only two students in the Rio Grande Valley awarded the 2020 Forty Acres Scholarship.   

The school district’s press release said while attending PSJA North ECHS, Esparza served as the Senior Class Vice President, National Honor Society President, and Rio Grande Valley Lead Ambassador. Daija was a National AP Scholar, has earned her FFA Chapter Degree, and was a four-year Dean’s List Member.  

In addition, she was also awarded the 2020 Gates and Dell Scholarships. She is also a graduate of South Texas College, she received her Associate Degree in Mathematics, said the district’s press release.