Ana Cecilia Ruiz, a 2008 graduate of Glen Rose High School, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs during May commencement ceremonies.
Ruiz, 22, was one of 238 women graduating from the Air Force Academy on May 23. More than three-quarters of the graduating class was comprised of men and 21.7 percent were women.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
President Barack Obama was the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony. Ruiz was photographed with him shaking her hand.
Ruiz was commissioned as a second lieutenant. She will be stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls and will work in the area of force support.
Her parents are Alberto Ruiz and Rosa A. Ruiz of Glen Rose.
Sisters are Cristina Medina of Baytown, Alicia Ruiz of Highlands and Roxana Ruiz of Glen Rose.
Brothers are Alberto Ruiz Jr. of Pasadena, Texas, and Diego A. Ruiz of Glen Rose.
Grandparents are Juan Aleman and Angelina Contreras and Melquiades Ruiz (passed away) and Maria E. Zuniga.
Congratulations to Ana and her family on this special honor!