Celebrating Student Excellence 2024

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Introductory Video

Student Board Recognition

Odera Arene
Martin Luther King High School

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Bibinaz Nami
John W. North High School

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Grace Williams
Arlington High School

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12 Year Perfect Attendance

Emely Garcia
Ramona High School

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Christine Le
Arlington High School

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Elementary School
Portrait of a Graduate of Excellence Awards

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Zainab Al-Khalili
Mark Twain Elementary

Zainab is an exceptionally bright and curious young lady who continuously pushes herself to higher academic levels. She works both independently and collaboratively with her peers, demonstrates kindness, empathy, and acceptance to those around her.

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Stella Warren
RVS Elementary

Stella Warren is a gifted and self-motivated scholar with aspirations to attend Harvard or Yale Law School, embodying the true definition of a lifelong learner. She serves as a formidable example to 6th-grade students and contributes outstandingly to her school community, demonstrating leadership in the classroom and a willingness to help others.

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Stella Cosner
John F. Kennedy Elementary

She is an excellent example of a student who is curious about academic subjects. She is serious about goal achievement and works hard to meet academic and personal goals. She is a positive influence on her peers, and enjoys learning art and music as well as academics.

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Serena Patel
Lake Matthews Elementary

Serena is self-motivated and dedicated to learning. She strives to do her best every day.

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Aslam Samawiyah
John F. Kennedy Elementary

She has excellent attendance, completes all her work and receives exemplary grades. Samawiyah holds herself to a high standard and encourages others around her to do the same. In addition to her scholarly work, Samawiyah is a kind and caring friend and classmate.

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Sabine Swigart
Bryant Elementary

Sabine is an outstanding student and human. Her work ethic inside the classroom is unmatched. Sabine goes above and beyond to help people around her feel successful and celebrated. She is a role model to her peers, as well as an inspiration to her teachers.

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Saam Jahromi
Highland Elementary

Saam completes all work with expertise, going beyond what is requested. His talents know no bounds.

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Ryan Sanchez
RVS Elementary

Ryan Sanchez is an exemplary scholar demonstrating high motivation and leadership. Outside of school, he enjoys visiting the public library with his family, participating in a writing club, tutoring his younger sister, gaming with friends, and showcasing strong technological skills while assisting peers.

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Roman Zavala
Alcott Elementary

Roman strives to do his best always with a positive attitude and bright smile; he excels in mastering academic knowledge and skills, and he is able to work well in groups and independently. Roman is respectful, responsible for his own leaning, and always well-prepared.

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Reagan Ver Planck
Hawthorne Elementary

Reagan is a very determined worker who strives to be successful. She is always willing to put in the extra effort to demonstrate content understanding at a high level.

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Olivia Guzman
Adams Elementary

Olivia shows exceptional performance and outstanding achievements in all academic areas. Her hard work, dedication, and perseverance has been instrumental in her success. She is a respectful and responsible student with a positive attitude, and a determination to learn and do her personal best everyday.

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Nguyen Diep
Taft Elementary

Angel has demonstrated hard work, self control, and an unwavering eagerness to always do her best. She has the goal and dream to go to college and is always sharing her passion and desire to succeed and knows that her hard work now will get her far in her future.

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Nathan Rodarte
Patricia Beatty Elementary

Nathan demonstrates strong traits in setting learning goals for himself and making sure to stay focused to achieve them. He is a critical thinker who is a creative problem solver.

Nataniah Alberto

Nataniah Alberto
Mountain View Elementary

Nataniah is a phenomenal student. She works hard daily and shows leadership among her peers.

Milca Bustos

Milca Bustos
Madison Elementary

Milca works and reworks her assignments tenaciously, and she remains unsatisfied until they are truly her best. Her academic maturity shows in the way she accepts feedback, suggestions, corrections and challenges with relish and 100% effort.

Melissa Diaz

Melissa Diaz
Alcott Elementary

Melissa is a fierce competitor with a servant heart; she is a member of student council and is kind to all. Melissa is determined, creative, and artistic. She always smiles while she works and demonstrates her best effort in everything she does.

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Madeline Buranasiri
Victoria Elementary

Madeline is a smart and independent scholar. She is our school's ASB president and well-liked by her peers.

Lola Chavando

Lola Chavando
Washington Elementary

Lola is an extraordinary student who is inquisitive, hard-working, and self-motivated, a life-long learner who set goals, perseveres, and thrives in her education and beyond. She is Washington's student leadership president, uniting peers with her enthusiasm, creativity, and leadership skills.

Lily Delao

Lily Delao
Pachappa Elementary

Lily is artistic, organized, collaborative, responsible, and respectful. She participates in class and community activities and is a creative, out of the box, critical thinker.

Letzy Hernandez Navarro

Letzy Hernandez Navarro
Harrison Elementary

Letzy is always prepared, organized, and ready to learn. She has a positive attitude and is always willing to help her peers be successful as well!

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Leela Aji
STEM Academy

Leela is intrinsically driven by her quest for learning. She is passionate, motivated, and encourages others to do the same. On multiple occasions she has given her lunch time to tutor and motivate peers.

Leah Goodman

Leah Goodman
Rivera Elementary

Leah is a highly motivated learner who takes the time necessary in her work with meticulous precision to detail. She leads by example in every subject, in a self-effacing manner, and never hesitates on the soccer pitch during P.E. to score when the opportunity arises.

Lawrynn Johnson

Lawrynn Johnson
Pachappa Elementary

Lawrynn is motivated, engaged, honest, and trustworthy. She participates in class and community activities and is an amazing writer and artist.

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Julie Nay
Patricia Beatty Elementary

Julie demonstrates excellence in both language arts and mathematics. Julie is a positive role model for her peers and the Beatty Bobcat Community.

Joshua Ibarria

Joshua Ibarria
Highgrove Elementary

His determination not only propels him forward but serves as an inspiration to others around him. From the very beginning of the school year, this student has displayed an incredible work ethic. His commitment to his studies, his projects, and his responsibilities has been nothing short of impressive.

Joshua Ibarra

Joshua Ibarra
Fremont Elementary

Joshua demonstrates academic excellence, is highly motivated and excels in leadership qualities. In addition, Joshua uses his creative ways of thinking to find new ways to problem solve across content areas.

Joanna Saleh

Joanna Saleh
Monroe Elementary

Joanna Saleh is a talented, driven, hard-working scholar with aspirations to attend university. She continually seeks feedback on how she can improve and prepare for the next levels of her education. She will tackle challenges with a thirst to learn new things to improve herself and others.

Jeremiah Turner

Jeremiah Turner
Harrison Elementary

Jeremiah is a hard worker and is always motivated to do his personal best. His academic effort is evident, and he is above standard in all content areas.

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Jayleen Ramirez
Liberty Elementary

Science and math are Jayleen Ramirez’s favorite subjects in school. She loves to work with numbers, try new things, and work on experiments with her classmates and friends. She always thinks critically and solves problems creatively.

Jana Hanash

Jana Hanash
Madison Elementary

Jana pushes herself to learn and achieve at ever increasing, self- established goals. In all her learning, whether it is language acquisition, reading, math or writing, she does her best, then seeks feedback to improve what she’s done.

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Jacob Rodriguez
Mountain View Elementary

Jacob is a student who has set goals for his academic achievement this year and met them. He is determined and hard-working and perseveres through challenges.

Jack Hansen

Jack Hansen
Magnolia Elementary

Jack is a thoughtful and dedicated student who understands the value of education. When faced with a challenge, he perseveres and finds a solution. He embodies the tenets of a portrait of a graduate with his daily effort to grow and improve in all areas of achievement.

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Isabella Beltran
Franklin Elementary

Isabella is an outstanding scholar who displays exemplary dedication and commitment to her education. She enjoys learning and sees the value in being an active listener and participant in the class. Isabella serves as an inspiration to her peers and embodies the qualities of a great student.

Isaac Garcia

Isaac Garcia
Jefferson Elementary

Isaac is an outstanding student who stands out for his commitment and passion for learning. He's always eager to explore new topics and consistently achieves high grades in all his classes through hard work and determination. His teachers admire his willingness to go above and beyond in his studies.

Henry Grover

Henry Grover
STEM Academy

Henry’s passion for learning is contagious. He is modest, encouraging, and willing to improve in all subjects. Henry is a regular tutor during our lunch tutoring sessions. He has taken the lead to showcase his love for technology and computer science.

Grace Zamudio

Grace Zamudio
Liberty Elementary

Grace works hard in class as she dreams of attending UC Berkeley one day and she hopes to eventually have a career in medicine. She sets and meets her goals, and reflects on how she can continue to grow, and hearing her spirited voice on the morning announcements brightens up everyone’s day!

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Gavin Rivero
Twain Academy

Gavin is an extremely motivated student who always strives for academic success. He excels in all academic areas, but is exceptionally gifted in the area of mathematics.

Gary Summers

Gary Summers
Magnolia Elementary

Gary is a talented, creative, and hard-working scholar with aspirations to attend college to study engineering and music. Gary demonstrates leadership both at school and in his community and represents the qualities of a “Portrait of a Graduate Award of Excellence.”

Everly Bullock

Everly Bullock
Woodcrest Elementary

Everly Bullock is a true scholar, who demonstrates knowledge and skills across the curriculum. She contributes to class discussions, asks relevant questions, and demonstrates high levels of achievement in all subject areas.

Emma Arthur

Emma Arthur
Patricia Beatty Elementary

Emma is the epitome of an RUSD graduate. Emma's excellent behavior, study habits, and her continual push to strive for excellence in everything she sets out to do has consistently earned her high scores and awards.

Emily Munoz

Emily Munoz
Highgrove Elementary

Whether it's in the classroom, during group projects, or in everyday interactions, Emily consistently demonstrates a level of thoughtfulness that goes above and beyond. Her helpful and supportive nature shines through in every aspect of her school life.

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Eli Enriquez
Castle View Elementary

Eli excels academically in all areas. Eli is a role model and friend to his peers, he displays integrity, is talented, and always pushes himself to conquer new challenges.

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Douglas Rasmussen
Lake Mathews Elementary

Douglas is self-motivated and a hard worker. He is a natural leader and a good friend.

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David Tovar-Medina
Monroe Elementary

David is passionate about his work across all contents and able to articulate at ease with others. When faced with a task, he perseveres and finds a solution. His quiet leadership of actions rather than words, inspires others to do the same.

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Daniella Reynozo
Emerson Elementary

Daniella has a heart of service and is an exceptional scholar. Daniella took the initiative to organize a school-wide holiday food drive for Feeding America of Riverside, and helped Kindergarten bus riders make holiday gifts for their families.

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Daniella Basurto
Jefferson Elementary

Daniella attends school every day, on time, ready and prepared. She is responsible, disciplined and goal oriented. Daniella is an exceptional student of excellence in 6th grade, a role model for others, and overall a great character.

Daisy Lucatero

Daisy Lucatero
Hawthorne Elementary

Daisy is an exemplary AVID scholar who does her best work every day and achieves excellence in all academic areas. She is a role model for other students and demonstrates kindness and respect always toward everyone on campus.

Daisy Escobar

Daisy Escobar
Fremont Elementary

Daisy is not only an excellent student with exceptional grades but she is also willing to go above and beyond. In addition, Daisy is a true leader who models exceptional student behavior and exceeds academic standards across the board.

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Gerdes Colin
Bryant Elementary

Colin’s brilliance is not limited to the classroom as he partakes in many extracurriculars such as advanced band and student council. Colin consistently exhibits the high expectations that we have here at Bryant as well as the Riverside Unified School District.

Clarissa Rodriguez

Clarissa Rodriguez
Jackson Elementary

A self-motivated, and monitors her academic progress and learning. Is able to come up with creative solutions in multiple subjects/areas.

Christian McIntosh

Christian McIntosh
Washington Elementary

Christian is an exceptional student who is motivated to learn, inquisitive, and goal-oriented. He thrives in his education, incorporating study skills and organizational techniques essential for success in school and in life through his diligent work ethic.

Belinda Lorenzo Raymundo

Belinda Lorenzo Raymundo
Adams Elementary

Belinda shows exceptional performance and outstanding achievements in all academic areas. She is a respectful and responsible student with a positive attitude, and a determination to learn and do her personal best everyday.

Avery Allsman

Avery Allsman
Jackson Elementary

He is a critical thinker, great problem solver and asks questions for deeper understanding of content.

Autumn Glover

Autumn Glover
Highland Elementary

Autumn Glover is an outstanding student that uses AVID principles on a daily basis. She has a strong growth mindset and determination.

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Asher Lyell
Castle View Elementary

Asher is a critical thinker that goes above and beyond. He excels academically, maintains healthy relationships with peers, displays kindness, and is a leader.

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Anthony Bonilla
EOC Elementary

Anthony is a self-motivated and focused sixth grader. He takes pride in his school work and completes work in a timely manner. He attends extra-curricular activities and engages in his school work.

Andrew Aarts

Andrew Aarts
Woodcrest Elementary

When in class, Andrew gives his best effort to his academics, and excels in all academic areas. It is apparent that he enjoys his classmates and friends, his time in band, and his school career.

Amie Gonzalez

Amie Gonzalez
Longfellow Elementary

Amie is a passionate student that works hard across all contents and able to articulate at ease with others. When faced with a task, she perseveres and finds a solution.

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Alyssa Hartman
Victoria Elementary

Alyssa is an excellent all-around student that any teacher would love to have in their class. She is actively involved in Victoria's 6th-Grade ASB, performs perfectly in her academics and is a leader inside and outside the classroom.

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Alexandra Diep
Franklin Elementary

Alexy is a hard working student who is passionate about knowledge and eager to come to school. She stays focused and motivated to meet her academic goals. Alexy is a dedicated scholar!

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Alex Jones
Longfellow Elementary

Alex Jones is a remarkable student, leader, and role model for everyone around him. He showcases his excellence and drive both inside the classroom and outside in clubs like student council and yearbook committee.

Aiden Soria

Aiden Soria
Taft Elementary

Aiden started off a little timid and shy being new to in-person instruction, but has blossomed into a confident, caring, motivated, kind, hardworking individual. He welcomes challenges and has the advanced skills to grow.

Aaron Chavez

Aaron Chavez
Emerson Elementary

Aaron is dedicated, hardworking, and kind; he commits to his responsibilities, consistently going above and beyond to ensure success. Despite his quiet nature, he is always engaged in learning whether it is an assignment or a class discussion.

Middle School
Portrait of a Graduate of Excellence Awards

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Steve Kennedy Esteban Francisco
Frank Augustus Miller Middle School

Steve has a strong work ethic and obtained a reclassified English Learner status. Steve is engaged in school, is a positive energy on campus. He is actively involved in class and is a starting member of the school's 8th grade soccer team.

Stephanie Flores

Stephanie Flores
University Heights Middle School

Stephanie is an outstanding student and has demonstrated exemplary academic achievements and behavior throughout these school years at University Heights Middle School. Stephanie is very self-motivated, driven, and is well liked by her peers.

Odai Alsutri

Odai Alsutri
Chemawa Middle School

Odai maintains straight A's while challenging himself with honors and accelerated math. He has a strong work ethic and is goal oriented, determined to excel in all challenges inside and outside the classroom.

Nora Sachs

Nora Sachs
Matthew Gage Middle School

Norah Sachs is an amazing example of what it means to be a Gage Gator and Portrait of a Graduate for Riverside Unified School District. She is actively engaged in ASB, DLI, and after school activities and always willing to assist whenever needed.

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Margain Jr. Curtis
Sierra Middle School

Curtis is highly motivated to succeed in middle school, high school and beyond and shows that through his work and dedication. CJ is actively working on improving his social emotional well-being and always treats adults and peers with respect and kindness.

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Kristilynn Tugado
RVS Middle School

Kristilynn is an outgoing student and is kind, respectful, and has a good sense of humor. She advocates for herself by speaking her mind and communicating her needs and questions.

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Seoyool Kim
STEM Academy Middle School

Seoyool is an extremely kind person, and so well respected by her peers that they voted her 8th grade class president. This past semester she made both a National History Day project and a Science Fair project, both advancing to the next stage.

Ethan Hutchison

Ethan Hutchison
EOC Middle School

Ethan earned straight A's first semester and loves learning. He embodies what it means to be a Portrait of a Graduate for Riverside Unified School District award winner.

Camila Miles

Camila Miles
Central Middle School

Camila is a well-rounded student with exceptional leadership, communication, and athletic skills. Her goal is to one day have a career that is centered around the subject of mathematics.

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Aarav Shah
Earhart Middle School

Aarav exemplifies what it means to be a portrait of a graduate. He is dedicated to academic excellence across all content areas and is involved in multiple extra curricular activities both at Earhart and in the community.

High School
Portrait of a Graduate of Excellence Awards

Zoriyah Brooks

Zoriyah Brooks
John W. North School

As the Renaissance President, Zoriyah Brooks demonstrates unwavering commitment to the students, staff and community of John W. North High School, while balancing extensive extracurricular involvement and honors and International Baccalaureate coursework.

Yanti Quijada

Yanti Quijada
Poly High School

Yanti strives each and every day to be the best possible version of himself and represent his family, his teams and his school with character and pride. His leadership shines through in all that he does and Arlington High School is a better school community because of his positive contributions.

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Stephanie Romero-Gonzalez
Abraham Lincoln High-School

Stephanie is a great example of what a motivated and hardworking student should look like. She comes to school everyday with a great attitude, has excellent leadership skills, and has set high goals for herself and her future.

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Odera Arene
Martin Luther King High School

Odera is a student who is deeply committed to ASB, Model United Nations, Choir, Academics, and being an RUSD Student Board Member. He excels in each of these programs and MLKHS is incredibly proud of all he has and will accomplish.

Louisa Pruitt

Louisa Pruitt
EOC High School

Louisa has overcome immeasurable health issues. She has a gpa above 4.0 meeting all A-G requirements. She has had remarkable fortitude and an indomitable spirit. She is truly an exemplary student.

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Decker Van Daele
STEM Academy

Decker is so eager to understand everything he can. He always approaches things positively and with an outlook of how can I learn more from this situation. He is always explaining things to his peers and helping those around him. His work ethic and study skills are inspiring.

Christina Boca

Christina Boca
Poly High School

Christina is very driven to succeed and always works to do her best. She is actively involved at Poly while still holding a 4.40 GPA.

Armanie Gonzalez

Armanie Gonzalez
RVS High School

Armanie has embodied what it means to be a Trailblazer at RVS through his dedication and tenacity for his education as well as his community. His commitment as a student of the RCC dual enrollment program has earned him 27 transferable units.

Alexis Usher

Alexis Usher
Ramona High School

Alexis is a leader who is independent, strong, college and career minded. She is this years BSU President, one of few females in the ACE construction program, and the first Ramona student accepted to a prestigious architecture intern program.