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Colton City Council Recognizes Student Leaders

By Dr. G (Dr. Luis S. González)
Contributing Writer
05/29/2024 at 11:25 AM

At the recent Council meeting, members of the Colton City Council recognized (16) high school students and proclaimed May 21 as Colton Student Leadership Day. As Dr.G read their names, he also presented them with a certificate from the Council, and talked about their post-graduate plans. Represented were student leaders from Band, Graphic Communications, Yearbook, Wellness Program, Auto Shop, Welding program, and HEAL.

The Youth Leadership program was established in 2016 with the goal of recognizing student leaders, who, based on the recommendation of their teachers, have demonstrated excellence in leadership for their respective school programs. In attendance were all sixteen students, their parents, members of their families, and several of their teachers. The recipients of this recognition were as follows;

Jacob Arias – grade 12, student leader in Graphic Communications. Plans on attending SBVC,

and then college/university, with a major in Public Service.

America Avila – grade 12, student leader in Graphic Communications. Plans on attending

UC Irvine of Cal-Baptist, with a major in nursing.

Juan Barron - grade 12, student leader in Band and ASB President. Plans on

attending UC Berkeley, with a major applied math – teaching.

Erin Dallatorre – grade 12, student leader in Band and Drum Major. Plans on attending UC

Riverside, with a major in Environmental Science

Andrew Diaz – grade 12, student leader in Yearbook. Plans on attending UCLA, with a major

in Political Science – Criminal Prosecutor

Josiah Diggs - grade 12, student leader in welding program. Plans on attending SBVC, then

Cal-State, with a major in Business - Business owner.

Marikaren Garcia – grade 12, student leader in HEAL program. Plans on attending SVBC, with

a major in Biology – Doctor.

Elijah Goodman – grade 12, student leader in Yearbook. Plans on attending Salon Success

Barber School in Riverside.

Izak Frank Landero - grade 10, student leader in Auto Shop. Plan to continue working at

McDonald’s over the Summer.

Isaac Ornelas – grade 12, student leader in Band. Plans on attending CSUSB, with a major in

nursing.

Uriel Morales – grade 12, student leader in welding program. Plans on attending Cal-Poly

Pomona, with a major in Industrial Engineering.

Nevaeh Ramirez – grade 12, student leader in HEAL program. Plans on attending CSUSB, with

a major in nursing - neonatal nurse

Sabrina Robles – grade 12, student leader in Wellness Program. Plans on attending UCLA,

with a major in political science.

Isaac Timothy Ruiz - grade 11, student leader in Auto Shop. Plans on attending summer

school, and work a summer job.

Jocelyn Palmerin Sandoval – grade 12, student leader in Yearbook. Plans on attending a trade

school, or enter a nursing program.

Anthony Ureno – grade 12, student leader in Wellness Program. Plans on attending college,

with a major in acting or culinary arts.

 

As Founder of the Youth Leadership Program, Dr.G builds on the fact that young people will be adults in the near future. Thus, the more academic development and social experiences they have, and the more skillful they become in taking on leadership roles, the better they are prepared to be knowledgeable, competent and productive adult citizens in our community. This program supports that premise, and continues to recognize students for their outstanding contribution to their respective organizations, as well as to the entire school and community.

 

These sixteen students are to be congratulated for their accomplishments and given full support in their respective leadership roles, as well as in their future educational pursuits. The City of Colton continues to support its youth in the schools and is honored to recognize these student leaders as part of the Colton Student Leadership Day for 2024.