Blog Post by Oscar Segovia, Toyota Mentorship Program Coordinator
It is my distinguished honor and pleasure to share some incredible news with you all! For the first time in Chaffey’s history both locally here at our high school and within our district, we have TWO students who were selected as DELL SCHOLAR RECIPIENTS for the class of 2018! This scholarship is a nationally recognized, extremely competitive, time consuming and requires multiple phases to complete. Nonetheless, that did not stop our resilient, relentless, bright and gritty young men — both of whom share a story and an incredible academic trajectory. The students will each receive $20,000 each to distribute in four years, a free laptop, textbook credits and individual private counseling during their duration at their respective universities. This truly takes a village SO THANK YOU to all of you who helped make this possible.
The last time we had a DELL Scholar was in 2015. Our TWO AVID students proudly represent us all as Tigers as well as our entire district. I could not be more proud.
The two RECIPIENTS are
JOSUE MENJIVAR & FELIPE VALDOVINOS
It is a great time to be a tiger …
Bones. Integumentary system. Muscles. Nervous system. The various facts fascinate my brain, for an orthopedic surgeon I long to be. Attending class like no other, ready and prepared to learn. Anatomy has made me realize that I want job that I love and continue my studies further because I have found something that inspires me. Learning about how the body functions in its microscopic attributes and how these details are essential to know in order to save lives inspires me. Having the opportunity to be in a course that exposes me and gives me a taste of a career that I would like to pursue and reassure myself of it is immensely fortunate.
This is the story about my little club.
I have never had a better experience in my high school career than this. It’s called Destination Imagination.
You might not have heard of this program before, so let me give you a run down. The team is provided with a selection of “problems.” They range from being about building a balsa wood structure to doing an act of community service. Those then have a whole list of elements that we need to make a skit about the “problem” we choose. Continue reading “Destination Imagination” →
The Toyota Mentorship Program has taught me so much including how to be a leader. The Toyota Mentorship takes place every second Wednesday of the month in the Toyota auto part factory here in Ontario. Our mentors are amazing. They teach us various things that will help us become better citizens. We learn how to think outside the box and how to step out of our comfort zones. We hear our mentors’ experiences not just in their careers, but also in life. Toyota Mentorship has taught me lessons Continue reading “Toyota Mentorship Program” →
As we start the new year, it is important to check in with our long-term goals. A question that students and parent often ask is about what they should be doing to get ready for college. I hope that the checklist below can help you set priorities and stay on track! Continue reading “College-Bound Second Semester to Do List” →