Seven high school seniors from the Lake Elsinore Unified School District were recently honored by theStudent of the Month program under the auspices of the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce and BMW Management, which owns and manages Sizzler restaurants. Students are individually nominated by teachers and selected for their character, love of learning, leadership, community service, and perseverance.
January ‘Student of the Month’ Honorees:
Elsinore High School
Jesse Laine—is currently on EHS’s Academic Decathlon team. College preferences include UC Berkeley or UC Santa Cruz, as a Biology Major. He is an accomplished guitar player. Entomology is another life-long interest, and Jesse has publically exhibited his collection and volunteered for programs offered by the LA Museum of Natural History.
Kira Girard—a valedictorian candidate, Kira plans to attend San Diego State University, majoring in athletic training and sports medicine. School life includes participation in ASB and NHS. She recently traveled to Costa Rica on a study trip where her fearlessness was on display zip lining the rain forest.
Lakeside High School
Patrick Dennison—is active in the Theater Production Management program both back stage and as an actor. He plans to attend University of Nevada, Las Vegas to pursue a degree in Entertainment Technology. He is quite proud of his problem solving skills, well-honed by the challenges of theater craft.
Roxanne Fierro—will attend community college and transfer into a university to pursue studies as a neonatal nurse. She is the ASB VP, and also serves as cheer captain. Approaching new opportunities as a servant leader is a life lesson she’s learned while at LHS. Her innate people skills and caring nature will make her a successful healthcare professional.
Temescal Canyon High School
Jesse Grossman—plans to attend BYU Provo following a two year mission deferral. A basketball sports injury taught him to redirect his focus on academics, which he has learned is his real passion. School ife includes serving as ASB VP and learning Spanish, and volunteering on Rotary Club’s Youth Leadership planning Committee (RYLA).
Shelby Long—will pursue studies in political science and environmental policy, in preparation to serve in the Peace Corps doing humanitarian work. School life includes NHS, varsity soccer and tennis, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma program, while also working in a part time job after school.
Keith McCarthy Academy
Meah Morones—plans to attend community college majoring in Photography. KMA has helped her successfully stay on track to graduation this spring. Meah is involved in KMA’s PLUS program, peer counseling, and also helps as a caretaker for her nine siblings. One of her successful school projects was to create a jeans donation program to raise awareness of homelessness among teens. --Contributed content