Andrea Aviles' Gold Award Project was renovating an ordinary elementary school classroom into an up-to-date computer lab at St. Anthony's School in San Gabriel, the elementary school Andrea previously attended. St. Anthony's is a low-to-middle income school that desperately needed modern computers and technology to help its students learn the skills necessary to succeed and compete in the 21st century. Andrea raised funds to upgrade the electrical system at St. Anthony's to support a technology lab for 30 computers.
Andrea is a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada. She currently serves as the vice president of the Sacred Heart Dance Company and has been a member for three years. She has also been involved with the school's Ambassadors Club throughout her four years in high school as well as with the FSHA swim team. Andrea has participated as a main dancer in Sacred Heart's fall musicals. Her favorite campus event is the annual dance concert in which she has participated every year since she was a freshman.