Drive to Success


ODESSA (April 28,2017) – Anavel M. Flores is the proud new owner of a 2017 Ford Mustang! She was one of the five Drive To Success® Finalists selected at random in last week’s drawing on the Odessa College Campus, was the lucky finalist standing in front of the Mustang whose key fob was randomly selected to indicate this year’s recipient of the Drive To Success Mustang. Anavel, who is from Odessa, Texas, is an 10th grade student at the Odessa Career Technical Early College High School - OC TECHS – on the Odessa College campus. OCTECHS is one of only four Technical early College High Schools in the nation, and Anavel is an Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) major there, and will actually complete her OC degree in 2019 before she graduates from High School.  

Anavel is the daughter of Kelli and Bernardo Flores of Odessa, Texas.  She decided to be an OSHA major to help people and prevent life threatening safety hazards, and acknowledges that she was influenced in her career choice by hearing of her father’s experiences in the oilfield.  Anavel states that she really likes the faculty, staff and students at OC, and enjoys the OC sense of community. (She also has a sister that attends OC).

Anavel says she really wants to DRIVE!  She says she feels “the need to drive!”  She is really excited to be chosen as the 2017 Drive To Success Mustang recipient, and she thinks this vehicle would allow her to be more responsible in her family and assist in family transportation – with such things like picking up her little 11 year brother, Aaron, or her sister, who also attends Odessa College.

Check out these images from the 2017 Drive to Success finale:



Did you know?

The Drive to Success committee recently added another award to the mix! The most involved student (the student with the highest total of DTS points) will automatically earn $1,000 at the end of the school year!

The more engaged you are in and out of the classroom, the more chances you will earn towards the 2016 Ford Mustang and the student with the most total DTS points WILL earn the $1,000 prize. Check out the Drive to Success Newsletter in your email to find out more!

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