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Local man attains master's

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By The Staff

Christopher Jason Trujillo, 26 of Phoenix has completed his master‘s degree program at Grand Canyon University. He is the son of John Trujillo Sr. of Las Vegas and Christine Serna of Phoenix, also younger brother to John Trujillo Jr. of Phoenix.

Christopher Jason Trujillo is a graduate of West Las Vegas High School (Class of 2000). Christopher competed in cross country and track under coach Leroy “Carro” Armijo. He then went on to New Mexico Highlands University where he competed in track under coach Bob DeVries. Christopher graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 2005 with his B.A. in media arts with an emphasis in graphic design.

Christopher then worked for Luna Community College as an assistant under Leroy “Huero” Sanchez. In 2006 Christopher decided to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and move to Phoenix.

That year, Christopher enrolled in the graduate program at Grand Canyon University where he graduated with his master of education with an emphasis in special education in 2007; Christopher graduated with Honors.

Christopher now works at Phoenix Union High School as an English inclusion teacher. Christopher will now further his education starting Oct. 27 at Walden University, where he will obtain his doctorate in administration leadership and organization.

When asked about his accomplishments, Christopher states, “I feel so accomplished as a minority making something of myself. I will never forget my roots, but I have so much more to accomplish out here in this growing metropolis and wish nothing but the best for my hometown. My advice to the younger generation of minorities is to further your education and never let anyone tell you, you will never amount to anything. I am living proof you can amount to something.”