Louisiana state university - 2026

About Me

About Me: I am thrilled to soon become a LSU Tiger in the Class of 2026. I desired a University in a state where I've never lived with the full college experience - a challenging education, football Saturdays and a fun and supportive sorority community. I grew up in Atlanta but moved to Los Angeles for 8th-11th grade, experiencing a very restrictive COVID environment, only to move again for my Senior year to Dallas and attending Highland Park High School. I love meeting new people and exploring new cities - and all my moves have certainly prepared me for this next one to LSU. Other things you should know about me: I adore traveling having already visited London, Paris, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Spain is next on my list (perhaps as study abroad!). I am Cuban-American, so Spanish comes easily and I like to use it. I also love thrift-shopping in my free-time. There is nothing better than the thrill of the hunt for unique items to mix and match and reuse!

my background


Travel Volleyball - NAVC & Surfside Volleyball Clubs; Pin Hitter and Defensive Specialist. Years: 5-9, 11th played up to 17s team

Lacrosse; Varsity team as Freshman, Most improved award. Years: 9

Cross-Country; JV Rookie of the Year. Years: 9-10, 12

Track; Cut short due to COVID. Years: 10

Beach Cities Run Club; Cross Country alternative due to COVID. Years: 11 


National Charity League Pier Chapter; 60+ hours service; Treasurer. Years: 9-11

Pink Ribbon Club; Breast Cancer Awareness Service. Years: 9

New Life Ministries; Youth Group at Journey of Faith. Years 9-10

Children of War Foundation; 1-2x per month fundraising for children of war torn counties. Years: 9-11

Philanthropic Running Club; Secretary, Hosted running events for local elementary schools. Years: 10-11

Read for a Cause Club; Book donation for financially challenged students. Years: 10-11

WOW Youth Group; Youth ministry Highland Park United Methodist Church. Years: 12

Brother Bill Club; Diaper donation collection. Years: 12 


Piano; Lessons. Years: K-10

Spanish; Completed Spanish 4. Years: 5-11

Model United Nations; 15+ debates, team presenter at NHSMUN in NYC. Years: 9-11

Music Club; Music appreciation for peer performances. Years: 10

Grades of Green; Founding member of environmental club. Years: 10-11

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA); Sermon-led coaching and development. Years: 12

Posters for Positivity; Positive message inspiration around school. Years: 12 


Kalihi; fashion retail associate. Years: Summer 11


2019 Lacrosse Scholar Athlete Award

2019 Lacrosse Most Improved Award

2019 Cross Country JV Rookie of the Year

2019 Cross Country Scholar Athlete Award

2021 Cross Country Scholar Athlete Award 

LSU '2026'

Planned Major: Political Science & Spanish, College of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)

Highland Park High School Graduate, May 2022. GPA: 3.738

AP Coursework: Human Geography, Government, English

Geaux tigers / Sorority Recruitment

Parents Panhellenic Association:

Valerie Vargas - Syracuse University Delta Delta Delta, Omicron Chapter

Jose Vargas - Syracuse University Alpha Tau Omega, Epsilon Phi Chapter

Go here to learn more about LSU and here to learn about Panhellenic Council Recruitment

LSU Chapter Websites

Alpha Phi

Alpha Delta Pi

Chi Omega

Delta Delta Delta

Delta Gamma

Delta Zeta

Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Delta

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Phi Mu

Pi Beta Phi

Zeta Tau Alpha