American Graduate Champion: Marisa Rios

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.


Today’s champion is Marisa Rios! Marisa Rios is a mother in Buda, Texas. She works hard for her children every day. Rios works while she’s going back to school and started her own business that finds missing children. “All she does is good. Every decision she makes betters the situation. Her main goal is to keep me and other children safe. She is the most caring person that i know and doesnt have one bad bone in her body,” her nomination form said.

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.