A 1986 graduate of Los Alamos High School has been elected president of Croatia.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, 46, was elected Monday as the nation’s first woman president, beating out her opponent and incumbent Ivo Josipović by a close margin, garnering 50.5 percent of the vote.
“Our community is very proud of her many accomplishments that include serving as Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy at NATO and as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia. We wish her well in her new duties as President of Croatia,” Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt said to KOB-TV.
While attending LAHS, she took the following courses. English, American Literature, World Literature, History, History of Art, European History, Law and Government, Math, Foreign Language, Art, Business and Typing.
She maintained at 3.9 GPA.
According to the superintendent’s office, she was very enthusiastic about learning about New Mexico culture, she was not shy and was interested in all things American. She was a part of the Homecoming staff.
After high school, she went on to receive both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Zagreb in Croatia, in 1992 and 2000.