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Senior Spotlights 2022


Delaney Conway - Creative Connections Arts Academy

Delaney Conway - Creative Connections Arts Academy

female high school student
GPA
4.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Key Accomplishments
Salutatorian, Friday Night Live Mentor, Leadership
 
Plans After High School
Attending Sierra College
 
Major
Nursing
 
Fondest Memories at CCAA
The close-knit family environment due to our small size, and the teachers/students abilities to be more interactive and personable.


Alina Kovalyshyn - Foothill High School

Alina Kovalyshyn - Foothill High School

female high school senior
GPA
4.49
 
Key Accomplishments
Foothill High School Class of 2022 Valedictorian 
 
Plans After High School
Sacramento State University
 
Major
Undecided
 
Fondest Memories at FHS
I came here with friends I’ve had since elementary school, so being here with them has been a lot of fun and the teachers that I’ve met here have been amazing. 


Kenneth Heu - Foothill High School

Kenneth Heu - Foothill High School

male high school senior
GPA
4.29
 
Key Accomplishments
Top 10 student; Drumline
 
Plans After High School
Attending UC Irvine
 
Major
Civil Engineering 
 
Fondest Memories at FHS
My favorite part of high school was being in band because the band got me to engage in extracurricular activities which I probably wouldn’t have done if I wasn't in the band. So, it got me to be involved and to participate in other activities at Foothill. 


Brittany Lopez Juarez - Grant Union High School

Brittany Lopez Juarez - Grant Union High School

female high school student
GPA
4.46
 
Key Accomplishments
AP Scholar, AVID tutor, co-founded Self-Care Club, member of the CSF Honor Society, Soccer team
 
Plans After High School
Attending UCLA
 
Major
Psychobiology
 
Fondest Memories at GUHS
I played soccer for four years. I remember my senior night for soccer and I remember being recognized and, most importantly, I remember having the support from my coaches and my teammates. It was such a celebration, because not only was it the soccer team, it was also within our community. It was like my community was going to support each soccer player because they have been representing the school, Grant, whenever we were competing against other schools. The support system from our coaches and the community … it really made me realize how important it is to have such a support system like our school does, and that really was one of my highlights of my high school career. 


Jose Zamora Lopez - Grant Union High School

Jose Zamora Lopez - Grant Union High School

male high school student
GPA
4.74
 
Key Accomplishments
Valedictorian, AP Scholar with Distinction (passed eight AP exams), graduating with 24 college credits, MESA President, co-founder of the Self-Care Club (raises awareness about mental health)
 
Plans After High School
Attending UCLA
 
Major
Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics
 
Fondest Memories at GUHS
I’ve had really good teachers at Grant. In my sophomore year, I had this really amazing teacher, Mr. Tucker. Mr. Tucker was amazing because he treated his whole class equally; everyone was given the same opportunities and everyone was getting the same attention. He just put so much emphasis and so much care into all the students and the curriculum. And that for me was my turning point in my high school experience, it allowed me to view school beyond just taking classes and making grades. It made me view school as: I love learning about this subject, I want to learn more and I want to continue my education.


Damara Cedillo - Highlands High School

Damara Cedillo - Highlands High School

female high school student
GPA
4.34
 
Key Accomplishments
Valedictorian, Principal's Honor Roll, AVID, Science Award, UC Davis Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program, Golden State Seal, Dual Enrollment Student
 
Plans After High School
UC Davis 
 
Major
Biological Sciences
 
Fondest Memories at Highlands
I’ve had a very good experience at Highlands; lots of great teachers and coaches. Many teachers have inspired and helped me pursue and fulfill my dreams. The teachers and counselors have always been there for me with their support, especially since I was taking a lot of hard classes—five AP classes in my junior year. It was a lot and it was a rough year for me. I have made a lot of good friends throughout my four years of high school. I played sports all four years—soccer, volleyball and tennis.


Izis Elizabeth Victoria Anderson - Highlands High School

Izis Elizabeth Victoria Anderson - Highlands High School

female high school student
GPA
4.02
 
Key Accomplishments
Top 10 GPA, Principal's Honor Roll, AVID, UC Davis Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program, Golden State Seal, Marines Award
 
Plans After High School
Attending CSU San Jose
 
Major
International Business 
 
Fondest Memories at Highlands
Ever since I came to Highlands I have felt at home. My teachers are so inspiring. They challenge me in so many different ways. My coaches (basketball and volleyball) push me to be the best that I can be. At Highlands I have become a better student, a better friend, a better daughter and a better athlete. I am sad that it’s coming to an end. I’ve learned so much from everyone here. Everyone has been so supportive and understanding. They always make me smile and laugh.   


Christopher Chocktoot - Pacific Career and Technology High School

Christopher Chocktoot - Pacific Career and Technology High School

male high school student
GPA
3.83
 
Key Accomplishments
JROTC, Color Guard, Academic Archer with the National Archery in the School Program, team captain for the Pacific JROTC Archery Team competing in the JROTC Western Archery Championship in Sandy, Utah.
 
Plans After High School
Enlisting in the Navy
 
Area of Interest
Aviation Ordnanceman
 
Fondest Memories at Pacific 
The fact that it’s a smaller school makes it easier to concentrate, a lot easier to focus on everything you’re assigned. That has helped me so much. It's easier to focus when you can actually talk to the people around you. When you’re surrounded by hundreds of people it’s just a lot more difficult for your voice to get through. When you ask for help, it’s easier for teachers to focus on you.


Trayvon Thorpe - Rio Linda High School

Trayvon Thorpe - Rio Linda High School

male high school senior
GPA
4.644
 
Key Accomplishments
Track & Field/Cross Country Running and Science Bowl
 
Plans After High School
Attending UCLA
 
Major
Biophysics
 
Fondest Memories at RLHS
I really like the track and cross country team. I felt that sophomore year and freshman year, especially, I was with a really close-knit group of people that made me comfortable at school. I also like just forming connections with my specific teachers ... just knowing that some teachers and staff members are, like, cool to come to when you need help. I made good friends.


Malaya Harmon - Rio Linda High School

Malaya Harmon - Rio Linda High School

female high school student
GPA
4.2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Key Accomplishments
Student Body Secretary; member of the RLHS Tibyek Dance Club
 
Plans After High School
Attending UC San Diego
 
Major
Psychology
 
 


Destiny Phongmany - Vista Nueva Career and Technology High School

Destiny Phongmany - Vista Nueva Career and Technology High School

female high school student
GPA                                                                                                                                
4.0                                                                                                                 
 
Key Accomplishments
Leadership, graduation keynote speaker
 
Plans After High School
Attending Cosmetology School in North Carolina 
 
Major
N/A 
 
Fondest Memories at Vista
I definitely like this school much better than the last school I went to, which was a bigger school and more populated. The main thing I love about being here is it's small and the connection with staff members. It’s just easier to get to know them here because it's a small school. The connections I have made just made me feel more motivated to get my work done. I think everyone at Vista is really nice and chill.


Wilfred Perry IV - Vista Nueva Career and Technology High School

Wilfred Perry IV - Vista Nueva Career and Technology High School

male high school student
GPA                                                                                                                                
3.29                                                                                                       
 
Key Accomplishments
Part of school's Alliance class (reads to elementary students)
 
Plans After High School
Attending American River College
 
Major
Undecided 
 
Fondest Memories at Vista
Basketball season, great moments, great team just for me to have the opportunity to compete in some type of league. As a kid, I always wanted to play basketball and for me to have that opportunity here, it’s definitely a moment I will remember, for sure. I definitely like the atmosphere at Vista. I don’t like a lot of attention focused on me and the school is very low key. I like the people … they really help you.