At their January 19 meeting, Soroptimist International of Rio Vista hosted January RVHS Students of the Month Carlin Cline and Josephine (Josie) Hamilton. Carlin Cline was joined by her mother, Suzanne Cline, and Josie Hamilton was joined by her father, Richard Hamilton. Seniors Cline and Hamilton were nominated by Mrs. Griffin for their outstanding achievement in the Journalism program.
Carlin Cline and her parents Suzanne and Steve Cline moved to Rio Vista from San Diego when she was two. Cline’s brother, Conor, is a sophomore at RVHS.
Cline is an RVHS Honor Roll student whose favorite classes are English and Yearbook. Cline participates in Acts of Random Kindness, Interact and Yearbook clubs at school. She excels in volleyball, soccer and is trying golf for the first time this year. Cline has received an All-League Honorable Mention in volleyball, and Academic All-League awards. Her outside activities include 4-H club President for four years and raising sheep for the Dixon May Fair and Solano County Fair. Cline has been accepted at Southern Oregon, Saint Mary’s and Sonoma State. She has yet to hear from Cal Poly. At this time her major is undecided.
Cline says, “I would like to thank the community for being so generous towards me and my peers at the high school. We couldn’t do what we do without you.”
Hamilton is an RVHS student with Highest Honors whose favorite subjects are Statistics and Graphic Design. Hamilton is Senior Class President, Yearbook Editor, Interact Club President and is active in Acts of Random Kindness, Academic Decathlon and American Field Service clubs at school. She excels in volleyball as middle hitter, basketball as center/forward and swims and will play golf this upcoming season. Hamilton’s athletic honors include All-League Honorable Mention and Academic All-League. Her activities outside of school include helping on the family ranch, taking care of her animals, volunteering on the La Canada Rose Parade float, and various community service projects. Hamilton’s special interests include paddle boarding, music, art, hiking and spending time with my family. She is interested in ag business with hopes of furthering her education with a law degree focusing on agriculture. Hamilton is still waiting to hear back from the colleges to which she’s applied.
Hamilton says, “It is rare to be in a small community where so many people care for the well-being of it. I feel very fortunate to have grown up in a town that has positively influenced by life by being surrounded by those who care for me and my family.”
Both girls were enthusiastic about their Journalism experience and the Mrs. Griffin’s support of the program. Cline states, “I really enjoy how we are able to express ourselves and build a relationship with other students in our high school community.” Hamilton states, “The Yearbook program this year… I really like working with Julie Griffin. She’s made my abilities in journalism and graphic arts grow and developed my interest in the program.”