Valley Center Rotary Students of the Month
October 28, 20137th
7th Grade Rotary Student of the Month
Valley Center Middle School
Maria Alvarado is a student with Mrs. Striblen, Mrs. Flesher, Mrs. Mixon,
and Mrs. Collins. She has been chosen by her teachers to represent the seventh
grade as Student of the Month. Since the beginning of school in September,
Maria has been a highly conscientious student. She sets a high standard for
herself and is always highly prepared, organized and positive.
Maria is a consistently active student, participating in class frequently and
helping other students in class achieve. Maria is a positive role model who
exudes warmth and kindness that allows others to feel instantly comfortable in
her presence. She is the first person to smile and say hello upon entering class,
and the never forgets to give a hug to her teachers and tell them she hopes they
have a great day. Maria is always willing to help others and is a leader both in
the classroom and out on campus, encouraging her peers to give their best effort
and do the right thing. Not only does Maria help others in her classes and on our
school campus, but she also helps the teachers at her church on Saturdays.
Maria has aspirations of going to college and pursuing a career in nursing
because she wants to "help others". She enjoys reading in her spare time and
studying. Maria loves to learn and loves being in A.V.I.D. because it's helping
her prepare for college. Her goal this year is to earn principal's award for straight
A's in all of her classes and to make her parents, Maria and Samuel, proud and
be a role model for her younger brother.
Maria is receiving this award because she is an outstanding student and a
treasure to have in class, on campus, and in the community. It is inspiring to
have a such a wonderful student like Maria as our Student of the Month. Her
teachers wish her great luck throughout her future! Congratulations, Maria!
8th Grade Rotary Student of the Month
Valley Center Middle School
I have had Christopher Hoff in my Agricultural Class for two years. He has
been an indispensable asset to the Thunder Hawk Farm. Chris is eager to learn
all aspects of agriculture. He is self-motivated and has a drive to do well. He
listens to instruction and follows them to the "T". With that said, Chris is also
willing to share ideas on how to accomplish any certain task.
Christopher lives in Valley Center with his Mother and Father, two sisters
and one brother. Chris is active in his church, the Church of Latter Day Saints.
He plans on going on a two-year mission after graduating from high school. He is
an active Boy Scout and is planning on becoming an Eagle Scout. I am sure we
can look forward to a great Eagle Scout project. His plan is to attend BYU
Chris has excelled academically at Valley Center Middle School. His
favorite subjects are Algebra, History and Agriculture. His hobbies are building
things and drawing.
Chris continues to impress me with his excellent work ethics. He is
punctual and participates throughout the entire class. He is respectful towards his
teachers and fellow classmates. He leads by example and is always willing to
help wherever he is needed. Chris is currently our poultry guy. He enjoys
gathering eggs and feeding the chickens and turkeys. I am not so sure that he
enjoys cleaning the pens but he never complains.
Chris is doing great both academically and technically in our Agriculture
Program. It is with great pleasure and honor, that I nominate Christopher Hoff for
the Valley Center Rotary Club Student of the Month.
9th grade Rotary Student of the Month
Nominated by Jerry Fenton
Hello, my name is Kassandra Jimenez and I'm fourteen years old. I'm a freshman at
Valley Center High School and it's my second year living in Valley Center. I have a
family of nine which consists of my dad, mom, step-dad, and five siblings. This year, I
am taking pre-AP English, medical biology, geometry, ASL, dance, and PE. Pre-AP
English is a pre advanced placement English class. Also, I just currently joined a club
named HOSA. Just like medical biology, HOSA is a medical career pathway course. A
medical career pathway course helps you get a head start in high school if you want to
major in a medical career. So, instead of taking regular science classes, you can take
medical courses in high school. In the future, I plan to be a pediatric surgeon with a
double major in psychology. As for college, I wish to go to UC Berkeley or if I can,
Stanford University. I will make my future plans come true by studying and working hard
in high school. I believe that if i push myself hard enough I will be successful and my
future plans will become reality.
10th Grade Rotary Student of the Month
Nominated by Jeff Beck
Hi, my name is Jordan Beck and I'm a sophomore at Valley Center High School. My
mom is the choir teacher at Valley Center High School and my dad is the band teacher. I
also have one little brother named Brendan. Brendan and I both play trumpet. I also play
drums and he plays bass. I also play on the JV football team, that and band keep me very
busy. I also go to St. Stephens Catholic Church and I'm getting confirmed this year. I'm
not sure what I want my career to be but I've been thinking about going to San Diego
11th Grade Rotary Student of the Month
Nominated by Susana Cook & Laralee Beck
My name is McKenna Barron. I am 16 years old, and I am
a junior at Valley Center High School. I have lived in Valley
Center my entire life with my parents and older brother.
I feel so blessed to call Valley Center my home. I love my
school. My favorite classes are choir, English, and leadership. I
enjoy singing, acting, and doing stand-up comedy. When time
permits I love spending time riding my horse. I am currently
raising money for my third trip to Swaziland which is a small
country in southern Africa. I have a place in my heart for the
thousands of children that have been orphaned in that country.
Nothing does a heart better then helping others.
Although I'm not sure yet what career path I will choose,
my dream school would be Julliard, and my dream job would be
performing on Broadway with summers off to help restore the
hearts of children in Swaziland.
Thank you for the opportunity of receiving the award of
student of the month, thank you Rotary club for encouraging our
community's youth to be the best we can be. God bless you all.
12th Grade Rotary Student of the Month
Nominated by Mickey Chew
Hello, my name is Sofi Aguilar, I am 16 years old and I live with both my parents Maria
and Juan and my two brothers. I have lived in Valley Center for 11 years now. I am
currently a senior and am taking: economics, physiology, pre-calculus, AP English
Language and Composition in addition to being a teacher's aide. I recently began getting
more involved in school activities by joining clubs. This year I joined our schools spirit
club and the newly formed blood drive club where I will be recruiting blood donors as
well as donating blood myself. In addition to participating in these clubs, I along with my
friend, formed the Anime Club which will be meeting as part of our after school
enrichment program. I am currently the president of this club and am very excited to be
leading it. After high school I plan on attending college (hopefully UC Santa Cruz or San
Francisco State University) and receiving a Ph.D. in women's studies. With this Ph.D. I
hope to work in human resources, social work, or social services.