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 Date: April 7, 2010 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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Student dreams of fighting crime from lab


Alyssa Torres, a senior at Idea College Preparatory in Donna, enjoyed watching the TV show "CSI" so much that she decided to become a real-life crime scene investigator.

Alyssa Torres
Alyssa Torres


She plans to join the FIRST 200 freshmen at the University of Houston-Victoria this fall and major in forensic science.


"I like that the student-teacher ratio is small and the fact that everything on campus is close together," she said.


In her spare time, she teaches catechism classes about the history and beliefs of the Catholic Church at her home parish, Resurrection Catholic Church.




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