2018 Academic Awards Recognizes RVHS Students
Soroptimist International of Rio Vista Education committee sponsored an inspiring evening for Rio Vista High School, recognizing student academic achievement and honoring their scholarship award winners. Thanks to the community support of our Soroptimist events this year, the club was able to award $9,800 in scholarships to nine amazing young women. The total award in scholarships is the most since the club was chartered in 1956.
Guest speaker Emilie Eaton is a 2010 RVHS graduate and currently is an in-depth news reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, where she covers criminal justice and public safety. Eaton spoke about the importance of making career and personal goals, and even more importantly, the ability to be open to new challenges and to adjust life goals accordingly.
Medals (silver for high honors, gold for highest honors) were awarded to students in all four classes for their excellent academic performance during the school year. Awards were also given to the juniors and seniors with the highest cumulative grade point averages.
Soroptimist scholarships, recognizing both academic achievement and community service, were presented to Yessenia Santiago, attending Sac State majoring in Nursing, received the $1,600 Val Jackson Scholarship. Guadalupe Ruiz, attending UOP majoring in Physical Therapy, received the $1,226.32 Stan Rodriguez Scholarship. (The unusual amount represents the late Stan Rodriquez’s birthdate.) The remaining awardees received $1,000 scholarships: Georgina “Tilly” McTeer, attending San Diego State majoring in Graphic Design, Khaenani Mamea, attending Solano Community College majoring in Nursing, Heather Stuelke, attending Solano Community College with an undeclared major, Kendra De La Torre, attending St Mary’s majoring in Bio Chemistry, Brianna Summit, attending San Diego State majoring in Business Management, Jeannie Perez, attending Consumnes Community College majoring in Theater Arts with a minor in Communications, and Emma Wright, attending Chico State majoring in Industry Management.
The Top Ten Seniors were announced including Guadalupe Ruiz, Brianna Summitt, Mariko Dupuis, Kendra De La Torre, Georgia McTeer, Bryan Cairo, Caitlin Bowers, Emma Wright, George Hunter Apple and Austin Francis.
To conclude the ceremony, Valedictorian Guadalupe Ruiz and Salutatorian Brianna Summitt were announced.