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Murrieta's March Students of the Month Named

Emily Olson, Shane Murray-Staton, Nathan Lundberg, Kevin Laurel and Sarah Romano are the March students of the month.

Five high school seniors were recently honored as part of the Murrieta Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Student of the Month Recognition Program.

The Murrieta students and their families attended a breakfast March 7 sponsored by numerous local businesses. At the monthly event, students share personal stories of their most important life lesson, how they plan to "pay it forward" when they return from college and stories of victory through challenging life circumstances.

Students received numerous gift certificates from community businesses along with certificates of recognition, congratulations and encouragement from local, county, state and federal dignitaries.

Vista Murrieta High School senior Emily Olson is ASB president this year and she has been involved in student leadership all four years in high school. Emily is a serious student who maintains a 4.4 GPA. A member of California Scholarship Federation and National Honor Society, Emily has taken eight Advanced Placement classes and is ranked ninth in her class. In addition, Emily has been in track and cross country since her freshman year. While Emily has applied to the University of Chicago, Westmont and Baylor, she has not yet selected the college she will attend. She is interested in pursuing a career in law. 

Murrieta Mesa High School Senior Shane Murray-Staton is a strong student who has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school. Shane has excelled in Murrieta Mesa’s Medical Pathway classes and he hopes to attend UCLA. He wants to become a doctor specializing in physical therapy. Shane has participated in varsity track and field and basketball for four years. He is a role model on campus and is known for his integrity and his sense of duty and purpose. 

Oak Grove Senior Nathan Lundberg is a great student who has made remarkable progress at Oak Grove. He has done well academically and is a leader and mentor to other students on campus. Nathan loves his job at Dogtopia.  Following graduation he plans to attend community college and his goal is to become a firefighter. 

Creekside High School Senior Kevin Laurel is good student who is a leader on campus. Kevin has been a member of the school’s Student Council. His future plans include attending Mount San Jacinto College and transferring to a university. He is interested in pursuing a career in medicine. 

Murrieta Valley High School Senior Sarah Romano is an honor student who is ASB President this year. She has been involved in student leadership all four years in high school. Sarah is also captain of the varsity soccer team and a member of Link Crew. Sarah hopes to attend USC and study political science.  She would like to serve as an intern in Washington, D.C. Sarah is known for her integrity and positive energy. She is not only a leader, Sarah is a team player who is able to get things done. 

If you wish to learn more about the Student of the Month Program, please contact Sally A. Myers, founder at 951-506-8024.

If you wish to learn more about sponsoring the Student of the Month program, please contact Margaret D. Jones, chair of the Murrieta Student of the Month Program at 951-677-4856. The SOM Program greatly appreciates your support and interest in the lives of our young people.

If you have any additional questions, contact Karen Parris, Murrieta SOM publicity coordinator at 951-696-1600, ext. 1022.

—News release submitted by Karen Parris

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