Armijo family visits Legislature

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Submitted photo: From left are Dezirae Armijo’s father Michael Armijo; Senator Howie Morales; Armijo; her three brothers, Michael, Jordan, Marcus; Senator Clemente Sanchez; and mother Shannan Griego.

On March 7 Dezirae Armijo was recognized by the New Mexico State Senate. The Socorro High School senior was honored before the Senate for her outstanding achievements both academic and athletic. Armijo was chosen for the New Mexico School Boards Association Excellence for Student Achievement Award.

She is in the National Honor Society, on the Socorro High School Honor Roll with a GPA of 4.3; is a three-time 3-AAA District soccer player of the Year Recipient; a five-time All-State selection, Socorro High School Basketball’s most valuable player; and most decorated female track and field athlete.

Armijo scored 80 goals in the 2012 soccer season, breaking the previous 2007 single season record and her 235 total career goals have placed her within the top three of the nation’s All-Time Career Goals list.