Wednesday the Escondido Chamber of Commerce held the kick off breakfast for the 2018-2019 Rising Star Student of the Month recognitions. The Rising Stars are seniors honored for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, community and school involvement. They are students who make a difference in their home, school and community with passion and sincerity.
One student noted that he did not have a long list of achievements. But all would agree that what he has achieved is far beyond what belonging to any organization or activity can provide. He has real life experience caring for his family, especially his Great Grandmother. While other students his age are seeing the latest movie, or playing the hottest video game, he was with his Great Grandmother, building a flower box to brighten her day and helping with her daily needs.
Or the student who is orphaned and is successfully living on her own with a full time job, and STILL academically successful! When you meet her, the first thing you will notice is her captivating smile and warm heart.
The following students were honored: Justice Hickey – Classical Academy, Isai Ramos – San Pasqual HS, Yarelis Martinez – Orange Glen HS, Charlize Rice – Escondido HS, Maria Fuentes- Del Lago Academy, Paige Zimmerman – Escondido Charter HS.