Celebrating Academic Achievement: Valencia High School’s AVID Senior Signing Day 2024

VHS AVID 2024 College Signing Day

On May 4, Valencia High School (VHS) hosted its annual AVID Senior Signing Day. It was a momentous occasion for the graduating class of 2024, particularly for the 68 AVID Senior Scholars who took center stage to celebrate their remarkable academic journeys. Every single VHS AVID senior not only applied to a 4-year university but also received acceptance offers—a testament to their unwavering commitment to higher education and personal growth.

Among the distinguished scholars, one standout individual, Silvana Juarez-Pliego, was honored as a Dell Scholar and will be pursuing a degree in Public Health at CSUF. Eight students were awarded the prestigious Abrego Scholarship: Cindy Anicacio, Guadalupe Bautista Perez, Eduardo Carrasco, Lily Fazio, Fernando Fuentes, Christy Martinez, Estrella Medina Murillo, and Bianca Tapia. Additionally, four students were recognized as recipients of the Yorba Linda Women’s Club Scholarship: Joel Bahena, Estrella Medina Murillo (who also received the Abrego Scholarship), Giselle Rubalcava, and Angel Saucedo.

Athletic prowess was also celebrated, with four students committing to university-level sports. Giselle Cancino will be showcasing her skills in soccer at Westmont University, while Yishai Rodriguez will be sprinting towards success in track at Chapman University. Moreover, two students, Jorge Prado and Joe Palacios, have committed to playing soccer at community colleges, exemplifying the well-rounded nature of VHS’s graduating class.

Integral to the success of these students is the AVID Senior Seminar course, which provides invaluable support throughout the college application process. From navigating financial aid applications like FAFSA/Dream Act to securing scholarships, students receive personalized guidance and assistance every step of the way. This comprehensive approach not only ensures that students gain acceptance to reputable universities but also equips them with the tools necessary to thrive in higher education.

VHS’s AVID Senior Signing Day 2024, is a resounding message of achievement and possibility. Each student’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of education and the unwavering support of dedicated mentors and educators. Way to go Tigers!

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