The Murrieta Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Student of the Month Recognition Program was held Oct. 16.
Six Murrieta high school seniors and their families attended a breakfast
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.
(Program sponsors shown in the attached photo, from left to right, are: Sally A. Myers, founder;
Brian Connors, director of marketing for Southwest Healthcare
System; Margaret Jones, Chair; Patrick Ellis, CEO, Murrieta Chamber of
Commerce; Patrick Kelley, superintendent, Murrieta Valley Unified
School District; and Jennifer Mejares-Pham, coordinator.)
Mesa High School Senior Dominique Conway is an outstanding student who
maintains a 3.97 GPA. Dominique is president of the school’s United
Student Body and the school’s Spirit Club, MESA Beast. Dominique is a
member of California Scholarship Federation and was the National Honor
Society Leader of the Year last year. In addition she volunteers at her
church and is an intern for Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez. Dominique
is a great example of the rewards of hard work. She inspires her
peers, teachers, parents and siblings with her work ethic, professional
demeanor and desire to make a difference. Dominique is applying to
Stanford, UC Berkeley and several East Coast colleges. She plans to
major in political science and psychology.
Murrieta High School Senior Yasmeen Eid has a creative and analytical
mind. She has a 4.43 GPA and after taking in a graphic design class as
a freshman, she discovered her creative gift. She serves as
secretary of Link Crew, vice president of California Scholarship
Federation, is in the National Honor Society and is involved in Student
Senate. Yasmeen also volunteers for Hospice. Yasmeen said as her
involvement grew, so did her self-confidence. Yasmeen is applying to
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Berkeley and UCSD. She plans to major in
computer science and would like to be a creative technical director and
work in the movie industry.
Valley High School Senior Michael Robles is a scholar athlete who works
as hard on the football field as he does in the classroom. After
suffering an injury in his freshman year, Michael had to work hard to
recover the physical strength and stamina needed to play football this
year. After going through extensive physical therapy Michael said he
learned that nothing comes easy and he will take that lesson with him
for the rest of his life. Michael is known as a kind, compassionate
young man who is a strong leader and an excellent role model. He plans
to attend college on the West coast and study kinesiology.
Springs Charter School Senior Shiloh Valdez Wolfe is known for her
quiet resolve. As a junior she was diagnosed with a disease that will
require her to take medication for the rest of her life. While she was
struggling to overcome the symptoms of her illness, she also dealt with a
cancer scare. In spite of the challenges, Shiloh never made excuses
and she continued to do her college-prep coursework. Shiloh has a
passion to become a teacher. She volunteers in classrooms and wants to
attend UCR. Although it has been a difficult journey, Shiloh has
learned that she can overcome challenges and those who know her believe
she will go on to teach and inspire the next generation of students.
Jessica Bolouri-Rad entered Creekside High School this year after
moving back to California from Georgia where she had lived for the past
seven years. Jessica said being at Creekside has changed her views
about school and she has learned that it is up to her to succeed and
make her dreams come true. Jessica is focused on completing her high
school education early and she is on track to meet that goal. After
high school she plans to continue her education at the Fashion Institute
of Design and Marketing.
Calvary Murrieta High School Senior Keimi Fujii is a phenomenal student with a commitment to learning. Keimi has a heart for other people both at home and abroad. She has raised money for missions by recycling. Keimi is humble and compassionate. She is known for her passion for service and for continually encouraging others. She plans to go to college and pursue a career in education or psychology.
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 951-696-1600, ext. 1022.
—News release submitted by Karen Parris, Murrieta Valley Unified School District