Gabriel Holguin, 17, left, said he was so impressed with how his teacher Manuel Mendoza at Gadseden High School in Anthony, N.M., inspired him to do better in school that he successfully nominated him for national award.
Manuel Mendoza is seen teaching a class at Gadseden High School in Anthony, N.M. He was recently named a top teacher by nonprofit Honored.org and will received $5,000 award. Also, an 1,800-word article about him, written by an editor of the L.A. Times, published April 1 on the organization’s website.
Seventeen-year-old Gabriel Holguin’s high school career got off to a rocky start.