Congratulations to Miss Ana Ramirez, who was voted Homecoming queen for Buford High School. She was crowned during halftime in the Wolves’ game against Shiloh on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. 

Ana Ramirez is a 17-year-old senior at Buford High School. She lives in Buford with her parents, Roberto Ramirez and Beatriz Blas, and her two siblings, Angel Ramirez, 15, and Vanessa Ramirez, 13. Ana has been chosen as Student of the Week in recognition of her academic success and leadership. 

In her second year as president of both HOSA and the HoPe Club at BHS, which she cites as having been her most influential school activities, Ana is also a two-year member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and a three-year member of Beta Club. She has also served on the BHS Student Council for four years, as well as the Buford Student Leadership Team Executive Council, where she’s served since her sophomore year. During her sophomore year, she was also inducted into the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team. 

She has maintained a 3.9 GPA while taking eight Advanced Placement classes and credits her teachers for allowing her to grow academically. 

“Every teacher that has ever taught me has played an important part of my high school career,” Ana said when asked to name her favorite teacher. “I am unable to select just one person because I truly value and am grateful for every single one I have crossed paths with. These people have become my mentors, my friends, but most importantly people I know I can always count on even after high school. If I have ever had the privilege to sit in your classroom, thank you for allowing me to gain and grow a voice through your sincere teachings.”

Ana credits her mother for her influence, motivation and sacrifice; and she balances her hectic schedule with laughs and family time. Her unique “method for de-stressing is to simply dance it out,” she said. “I play the first song that pops up in my library and dance as long as that song lasts. It is something that my mami would always do with me when I became stressed, and I still continue to do it when I become overwhelmed with the task at hand.

“Having a moment to take a breather and laugh away has been the best remedy for life’s toughest moments.” Ana continued. “My favorite times are those spent with my abuelitos, tias (aunts), and tios (uncles).” 

Motivated by the joy she brings to others, Ana describes herself as a servant leader who enjoys giving back to her community through the clubs in which she participates. Her career ambitions include becoming a physician and helping underserved communities.

The Buford City Schools Student of the Week spotlight is made possible by the generosity of the City of Buford.

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