BALDWIN PARK – Baldwin Park High School senior Angela Silva is being recognized as a Merit Scholar by the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program and Technical Center (ESGVROP/TC) in the area of family consumer services.

Silva, who is enrolled in Early Childhood Development classes at Baldwin Park High, plans to attend UC Santa Barbara and major in psychology with an emphasis on clinical care. She would like to become a clinical psychologist for children.

Her classes have given her confidence in her ability to help children fulfill their potential, Silva wrote in her Merit Scholar application.

“My dream is to make children feel comfortable with themselves and be aware of their own self-worth,” she wrote.

She will be honored along with other students at the ESGVROP/TC Business Partner Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10.

“Congratulations are due to Angela for this achievement. She is taking positive steps now to build skills that will help her excel in her chosen profession, and taking full advantage of the opportunities provided through our collaboration with East San Gabriel Valley ROP,” Superintendent Froilan N. Mendoza said.