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Outstanding Teachers of America Award for OHS Instructor

Stephanie FStephanie Farquhar, an AVID instructor at Oceanside High School, has been named one of five winners in California of the Outstanding Teachers of America Award.  The award is presented by the Carlston Family Foundation, an education-based, non-profit organization focused on teacher acknowledgment and support.

Award winners are based on recommendations provided by former students who have overcome great odds to achieve academic success.  Stephanie will receive a $15,000 award and OHS will receive a $5,000 grant.  She has taught in the district and at OHS since 2001.  

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AVID JuniorsAVID Juniors were invited to speak of their RYLA experience at the Oceanside Rotary Luncheon at El Camino Country Club on Friday, June 17, 2016. 

 

Pictured from left: Cynthia Casas, Luis Flores, Mrs. Bray, Brittney Gordon, Kaylien Santiago-Badilla, and Mickhail Ottwell. Not pictured: Robert Ramirez.

AVID Class of 2016 ROCKS!!! 

This year 51 of our 55 amazing students were accepted to universities:

Neenah Adame has been accepted to CSU Channel Islands, Cal State San Marcos and Cal State Dominguez Hills.  Next year she will attend Mira Costa.  Neenah has a 2.6 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended JMS.

Luisa Anderson has been accepted to UC Santa Cruz, Cal State Long Beach, San Diego State, Cal State San Marcos and Cal State Monterey Bay.  Next year she will attend UC Santa Barbara.  Luisa has a 4.0 GPA, has been in AVID 1 year and attended LMS.

Henry Aviles was accepted to Cal State San Marcos, Cal State LA and Humboldt State.  Next year he will attend Palomar College.  Henry has a 3.2 GPA, has been in AVID for 2 years and attended JMS.

Janet Baeza was accepted to Chico State.  Next year she will attend Cal State San Marcos.  Janet has a 3.6 GPA, has been in AVID for 3 years and attended JMS.

Rachelle Barone has been accepted to Cal State Fullerton, Cal State LA, San Francisco State, UC Santa Cruz and University of La Verne.  Next year she will attend UC Santa Barbara.  Rachelle has a 3.8 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended JMS.  Rachelle is a Simon Scholar.

Zavier Brown has been accepted to Cal State Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara, San Diego State and Cal State Fullerton.  Next year he will attend UC Irvine.  Zavier has a 3.8 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended JMS.

Carlie Callahan has been accepted to Cal Lutheran University and UC Riverside.  Next year she will attend BYU in Idaho.  Carlie has a 3.8 GPA, has been in AVID 1 year and attended JMS.

Jessica Chavez has been accepted to William Jessup University and Cal State Dominguez Hills.  Next year she will attend Cal State San Marcos.  Jessica has a 3.3 GPA, has been in AVID for 2 years and attended JMS.

Jing Chen has been accepted to San Diego State University, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Irvine, UC Merced, and CSU Northridge.  Next year she will attend UC San Diego.  Jing has a 4.2 GPA, has been in AVID for 5 years and attended JMS.  Jing is the 2016 Salutatorian and 2016 AVID Senior Standout.  Through her AVID Standout award, Jing received a $1000 scholarship.  Jing is also the recipient of a Ford scholarship.

Kenneth Coleman has been accepted to Azusa Pacific University.  Next year he will attend Mira Costa College.  Kenny has a 2.8 GPA, has been in AVID for 5 years and attended MLK.  Kenny is the recipient of an MLK scholarship.

Ruby Cruz has been accepted to Cal State LA.  Next year she will attend Cal State San Marcos.  Ruby has a 3.3 GPA, has been in AVID for 3 years and attended Chavez MS.  Ruby is a Simon Scholar.

Mariano Cuellar has been accepted to Grand Canyon University, Azusa Pacific University, Colorado Christian University, Cal State LA and UC Merced.  Next year he will attend Mira Costa College.  Mariano has a 3.5 GPA, has been in AVID for 2 years and attended Chavez MS.

Cesar Delfin has been accepted to Cal State Fullerton and Cal State San Marcos.  Next year he will attend Mira Costa College.  Cesar has a 3.7 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended JMS.

Andres Diaz has been accepted to Chico State.  Next year he will attend Cal State San Marcos.  Andres has a 3.1 GPA, has been in AVID for 4 years and attended JMS.

Jonathan Diaz has been accepted to Humboldt State University.  Next year he will attend Cal State Channel Islands.  Jonathan has a 2.8 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended JMS.

Stephanie Farber has been accepted to Cal State San Marcos and Fresno State.  Next year she will be attending community college.  Stephanie has a 3.3 GPA, has been in AVID for 2 years and attended LMS.

Jesse Galvan has been accepted to Chico State, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State San Marcos.  Next year he will attend UC Santa Cruz.  Jesse has a 3.7 GPA and has been in AVID for 1 year.  Jesse is a Simon Scholar.

Alejandra Garcia was accepted to University of Texas in San Antonio and UC Merced.  Next year she will attend Texas State University.  Ale has 3.4 GPA, has been in AVID for 1 year and attended JMS

Ciara Gilmore has been accepted to University of Arizona.  Next year she will attend UC Santa Barbara.  Ciara has a 4.0 GPA, has been in AVID 1 year and attended LMS.

Daniela Gomez has been accepted to UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Marcos.  Next year she will attend Cal State Fullerton.  Daniela has a 3.7 GPA, has been in AVID for 4 years and attended JMS.

Chelsea Grimmett has been accepted to Chico State, Cal State Channel Islands and University of Oregon.  Next year she will attend Cal State San Marcos.  Chelsea has a 2.9 GPA and has been in AVID for 2 years.  Chelsea is the recipient of an MLK scholarship.

Biannca Guzman was accepted to University of Arizona.  Next year she will attend Louisiana State University.  Biannca has a 3.3 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended JMS.

Jade Hanson has been accepted to Cal State San Marcos.  Next year he will attend Mira Costa.  Jade has a 3.1 GPA, has been in AVID for 1 year and attended JMS.

Jonathan Luna has been accepted to Cal State San Marcos and UC Merced.  Next year he will attend Mira Costa.  Jonathan has a 3.4 GPA, has been in AVID for 5 years and attended JMS.  Jonathan received the Amador Alvarez AVID scholarship for his exemplary service as an AVID peer tutor.

Joan Magbata has been accepted to CSU Bakersfield, Warner Pacific College, Cal State San Marcos, and UC Merced.  Next year she will attend Cal State Fullerton.  Joan has a 3.6 GPA, has been in AVID for 4 years and attended JMS.

Markie Maher has been accepted to Hawaii Pacific University and University of Hawaii in Hilo.  Next year she will attend University of Hawaii in Manoa.  Markie has a 2.9 GPA and has been in AVID for 3 years.

Carina Martinez has been accepted to Grand Canyon University, Cal State San Marcos, Becker College and Chico State.  Next year she will attend Palomar College.  Carina has a 3.6 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended LMS.  Carina received an MLK scholarship.

Jesse Martinez has been accepted to San Diego State, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Long Beach State, University of Hawaii in Manoa and UC San Diego.  Next year he will attend UC Berkeley.  Jesse has a 4.0 GPA, has been in AVID for 1 year and attended MLK.  Jesse is a  Gates Millennium Scholar.

Anthony Martinez will attend Hastings College on a football scholarship next year.  Anthony has a 3.1 GPA, has been in AVID for 3 years and attended MLK.

Cynthia Mendez has been accepted to Cal Lutheran University, Point Loma Nazarene University, UC Riverside, University of La Verne, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State San Marcos.  Next year she will attend UC Santa Cruz.  Cynthia has a 3.7 GPA, has been in AVID for 7 years and attended JMS.  Cynthia is the recipient of a Ford scholarship.

Diamond Milburn has been accepted to Clark Atlanta University and Cal State San Marcos.  Next year she will attend William Jessup University.  Diamond has a 2.86 GPA and has been in AVID for 4 years. Diamond is the recipient of a MLK scholarship.

Yolisa Mozo has been accepted to Cal State San Marcos.  Next year she will attend Mira Costa.  Yolisa has a 2.9 GPA, has been in AVID for 4 years and attended JMS.

Janelle Murphy has been accepted to San Diego State, San Francisco State, UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach State.  Next year she will attend UC Irvine.  Janelle has a 3.5 GPA, has been in AVID for 4 years and attended Cesar Chavez Middle School.

Guadalupe Ojeda has been accepted to UC Riverside and UC Merced.  Next year she will attend Mira Costa College.  Lupe has a 3.5 GPA, has been in AVID for 5 years and attended Chavez MS.

Tamara Panduro has been accepted to Sonoma State University, Cal State East Bay, UC Riverside and Portland State University.  Next year she will attend San Francisco State University.  Tamara has a 3.5 GPA, has been in AVID 1 year, and attended LMS.

Maya Parenti was accepted to San Diego State, Cal State San Marcos, Long Beach State, Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine.  Next year she will attend UC San Diego.  Maya has a 4.0 GPA, has been in AVID 1 year and attended LMS.

Isabella Pasefika has been accepted to Cal State San Marcos and Cal State Northridge.  Next year she will attend Mira Costa.  Isabella has a 3.0 GPA, has been in AVID 1 year and attended MLK.

Ivy Jasmine Perez has been accepted to Hofstra University, Chico State, UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz.  Next year she will attend UC San Diego.  Ivy has a 3.8 GPA, has been in AVID for 2 years and attended LMS.

Samantha Perez has been accepted to UC Merced, UC Riverside, Cal State Fullerton and San Jose State.  Next year she will attend Cal State San Marcos.  Samantha has a 3.6 GPA, has been in AVID for 2 years and attended JMS.

Alex Pina has been accepted to Cal State San Marcos, University of San Diego, UC Santa Cruz and Cal State Fullerton.  Next year he will attend UC Riverside.  Alex has a 3.6 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended JMS.  Alex is a Simon Scholar.

Dallas Prather has been accepted to UC Merced.  Next year he will attend UC Riverside.  Dallas has a 3.6 GPA and has been in AVID for 1 year.

Nate Reyes has been accepted to San Jose State, San Francisco State, Hofstra University, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside and Cal State San Marcos.  Next year he will attend UC Irvine.  Nate has a 3.9 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended JMS.

Valerie Reyes has been accepted to Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal Poly Pomona and BYU in Idaho.  Next year she will attend UC Santa Barbara.  Valerie has a 3.9 GPA, has been in AVID for 5 years and attended JMS.

Artemio Rodriguez has been accepted to Cal State Fullerton, San Diego State, Cal State Long Beach, Chapman University and University of San Diego.  Next year he will be attending UC Riverside.  Artemio has a 3.9 GPA, has been in AVID for 4 years and attended JMS.  Artemio is a Simon Scholar and won a $10,000 scholarship from the SD Foundation.

Devin Rossie has been accepted to UC San Diego, UC Irvine, Cal Poly Pomona and University of La Verne.  Next year she will attend Montana State University at Bozeman.  Devin has a 3.9 GPA, has been in AVID for 1 year and attended LMS.

Jenefer Sandoval has been accepted to Cal State Stanislaus and Cal State Dominguez Hills.  Next year she will attend Cal State San Marcos.  Jenefer has a 3.4 GPA, has been in AVID for 6 years and attended LMS.

Xochitl Santiago has been accepted too Cal State Long Beach, San Diego State, Cal Poly Pomona, UC Irvine and UC Riverside.  Next year she will attend UC San Diego.  Xochitl has a 4.2 GPA, has been in AVID for 4 years and attended JMS. Xochitl is the 2016 Valedictorian and received an AVID scholarship from the Classroom of the Future Foundation.

Victoria Sebastian Martinez has been accepted to Chico State, San Francisco State and UC Merced.  Next year she will attend UC Riverside.  Victoria has a 3.4 GPA, has been in AVID for 2 years and attended JMS.  Victoria is a Simon Scholar.

Matt Serrato has been accepted to Chico State, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State San Marcos, Humboldt State, Cal State Monterey Bay and UC Santa Cruz.  Next year he will attend University of Jamestown in North Dakota.  Matt has a 3.6 GPA, has been in AVID for 2 years and attended MLK.

Sierra Silvas has been accepted to Montana State University in Bozeman and Colorado State University in Pullman.  Next year she will attend Cal State San Marcos.  Sierra has a 2.6 GPA and has been in AVID 1 year.

Evan Stewart has been accepted to Cal State San Marcos, Cal State Monterey Bay and Chico State.  Next year he will attend Mira Costa College.  Evan has a 2.8 GPA, has been in AVID for 1 year and attended LMS.

Piper Swain will be attending Brigham Young University in Idaho next year.  Piper has a 3.6 GPA, has been in AVID for one year and attended JMS.  Piper is the recipient of an MLK scholarship.

Lucia West has been accepted to Long Beach State, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego.  Next year Lucia will attend the University Of Notre Dame on a Questbridge Scholarship.  Lucia has a 4.1 GPA, has been in AVID for 1 year and attended MLK.

The following AVID students will be attending community college next year:

Veronica Fernandez has a 2.9 GPA, has been AVID for 4 years and attended JMS.

Yaritza Penaflor has a 2.5 GPA, has been in AVID for 4 years and attended LMS.

Manny Antelo has a 2.6 GPA, has been in AVID for 4 years and attended LMS.

Marco Perez has a 2.6 GPA, has been in AVID for 3 years and attended LMS.

 

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