Nearly a Dozen Disadvantaged Oceanside Rising Star Students Receive Scholarships
WHAT: The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce hosts its final Rising Star Program student recognition breakfast of the school year to recognize its Rising Star scholarship recipients. Half of this school year’s Rising Stars are receiving at least $1,000 in higher education scholarships generously provided by Oceanside Chamber of Commerce members Genentech and Tri-City Medical Center.
WHEN: 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24.
WHERE: William A. Wagner Aquatic Center, 3306 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside.
El Camino High School: Angela Hernandez Lira, Ariyan Perdue, and Nhi Ngo
Oceanside High School: Daniel Cruz, Dianne Ibarra, Julissa Beltran, and Sabrya Mosely
Surfside Educational Academy: Zitlali Valverde Gomez, Angel Gomez Galvan, and Jasmine Perez
Pacific View Charter School: Jonathan Dolores
“The Rising Star program is hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce to recognize high school seniors at our city’s high schools who have overcome significant challenges in their life, but who have managed to keep, or get back on track with their education. We are also focused on engaging with our educational partners to ensure a strong workforce pipeline for Oceanside businesses.” — Scott Ashton, CEO of Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.
“We are grateful that the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce created the Rising Star Program to highlight and honor OUSD students. Recognizing scholars who have overcome challenges inspires their peers to never give up. I thank them for sharing their stories and for being role models to us all.” — Julie A. Vitale, Ph.D., Superintendent of OUSD
“These Rising Star students have overcome incredible adversity to excel in their studies and contribute to our Oceanside community, and I am very proud of all that they have accomplished. Thank you to everyone with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and the OUSD for supporting these impressive young people.” — Congressman Mike Levin (D-CA)
About the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce: Founded in 1896, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to stimulate economic prosperity and foster a vibrant community. It is celebrating 125 years of serving the Oceanside business community, as well as its active-duty service members serving aboard the adjacent Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The Chamber launched a workforce development program to collaborate with regional training and education programs to ensure job seekers are receiving employer-driven job training that produces enriching employment experiences.
The Chamber wishes to thank our Rising Star sponsors: Genentech, Tri-City Medical Center, Frontwave, Wells Fargo, SDG&E, and the North County Roastery as well as One Kitchen Collaborative and the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA.