TR Robertson —Vista, CA – The Vista Chamber of Commerce awarded twelve high school seniors with college scholarships in an online award ceremony on June 11. These students were selected from more than 50 students from nine local high schools who were honored in monthly recognition ceremonies this school year as part of the popular Rising Star Student of the Month Program.
Thanks to the generous program sponsors, the Vista Chamber was able to award $10,000 in scholarships to twelve student. Seven students received $1,000 scholarships as Rising Star Students of the Year, one student received $1,000 scholarship as the Distinguished Female Student from PEO Sisterhood Vista Chapter ND, and four students received $500 Award of Merit Scholarships.
Rising Star Students of the Year:
· Leslie Lopez – Alta Vista High School
· Izak Bunda – Guajome Park Academy
· Kainath Kamil – Mission Vista High School
·Gabriela Gonzalez – Rancho Buena Vista High School
· Miranda Sherwood – Tri City Christian High School
· Julia O’Neill – Vista High School
· Arianna Raquel Ayala – Vista Visions Academy
Distinguished Female Student PEO Vista Chapter ND:
· Jayde Wagner – Mission Vista High School
Awards of Merit:
· Alicia Llamas – Guajome Park Academy
· Kulpreet Chhokar – Mission Vista High School
· Jordan Deaver – Rancho Buena Vista High School
· Kylie Record – Vista High School
Vista Chamber CEO, Rachel Beld, acknowledged the students successes despite the challenging school year, “Congratulations to our Rising Star students who have demonstrated resilience and perseverance, particularly over this past year. We know you will truly rise to the our world’s challenges and do big things. We hope you will return to our community and bring your talents.” Thank you to program sponsors Tri-City Medical Center, Watkins Wellness, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, PEO Sisterhood Vista Chapter ND, VUSD Superintendent Dr. Matt Doyle, Joe Green & Green Team Realty, J&R Auto Body and Paint, Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista, Tory Walker Engineering, and Ryan Video Productions and Buffini and Co.
The Vista Rising Star Student of the Month Program, now in its 7th year, recognizes high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. The core of the Rising Star of the Month is the student who makes a difference in their home, school & community with sincerity and passion. The monthly award ceremony is recorded and available for viewing at Vista Chamber of Commerce – YouTube
About Vista Chamber of Commerce
The Vista Chamber of Commerce is a diverse organization that is focused on impacting our community in a powerful way. For more than 95 years, the Vista Chamber of Commerce has represented our community by advocating for businesses, planning for our community’s future, giving back through our non-profits, and partnering to make Vista a sought after place to do business, raise families, shop, dine, and play. We are a convener of leaders and influencers who make things happen. Our Chamber shares a strong partnership with our community leaders and we pride ourselves by connecting businesses to every level of government. We are a catalyst for business growth and champions for a stronger community.