Paulina Vargas of Mexico Named Prom Queen at New Castle High

Mexican exchange student Paulina Vargas Sobrado was recently named this year’s prom queen at New Castle High School in New Castle, Indiana. As an exchange student, Vargas said that she was amazed to be given the title. She also said that she received several pleasant calls from excited family members back in Mexico for explanations of the title’s meaning, as they do not generally elect “kings” and “queens” of the prom in her Mexican hometown.


Lyndsey Davis, Paulina’s Economics teacher at New Castle High, was happy to see Paulina bestowed such a tremendous honor, and is quoted stating that in league with this regal accomplishment, Pauline is also an exceptional student, one that has achieved much and made positive relationships at their school.

“Pauline has really immersed herself in our culture,” says Davis. “She made the tennis team, does excellent work in school, and in our economics class she is able to offer dynamic perspectives into the differences between the American and Mexican economic systems.” When asked about Paulina’s relationship with the faculty and students at New Castle, Davis responded by saying, “Paulina is one of the most popular students. She is very well liked. Everyone knows Paulina. She is really a topnotch student.”


Paulina will only be with us for another few short weeks, but it is clear that Paulina has made the absolute most of her time here, and we will be sad to see her go. Congratulations Paulina! We wish you safe trip home and much success in your bright future.