Abel Sanchez, son of Miguel Sanchez of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.
A senior, Abel is majoring in Spanish and in secondary education at North Central College. He is a graduate of East Aurora High School and, starting in the fall, will teach Spanish at West Aurora High School.
Abel is a recipient of the 2014 Dunham Scholarship, which provides financial support to organizations and individuals devoted to education, enterprise and community development. He placed third in the College’s 2013 annual study abroad photo contest for his image of Paris, France, titled “The Enchanting Elegance of the Champs-Élysées.”
His name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.