American Graduate Champion: Candace Briceno-Connolly

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

CandaceartteacherToday’s Champion is Candace Briceno-Connolly! Candace is an art teacher at Cedar Ridge High School and supports her students everyday in the arts and beyond. “She took me under her wing, and not only cultivated my artistic talents, but made sure I stayed on task, both socially and academically. Ms. Briceno made me a more confident person, and taught me that it’s okay to be yourself.” Check out the recommendation videos for more on Candace!

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.