2014-15 Southwest Military Youth of the Year
After yet another military move, this time to Ft. Hood where her parents would now be stationed, Shakira was again forced to adapt to a new living environment. Following her mother’s deployment, Shakira found comfort in the installation’s Youth Center. There, she felt at home, quickly making new friends and engaging in new activities. As she overcame her challenges, she took on leadership roles both at her Club as well as at school, serving as Vice President of her school’s National Honor Society. She also became an active member of Student2Student and Student Council, while maintaining a 3.47 grade point average. Shakira now attends the University of Texas at San Antonio.