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Armijo High School Top Students 2014

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A group of Armijo High's top graduates. The top graduates are Diego Alcantar, Janine Alcordo, Caitlin Andersen, Alexandra Azzopardi, Lauren Banks, Amanda Bernal, Amrinder Bhandal, Vincent Blake, Eric Brimer, Anna Cardoso, Astred Castro, Rassim Chettfour, Isaiah Dolcee, Kyle Elledge, Allison Essary, Joshua Gadia, Wyatt Greives, Elina Hernan, Tyra Holt, Khang Huynh, Amber Kumar, Kristina Maria Lapira, Hannah Lawson, Mark Leal, Jacob Less, Darius LeVan, Clara Malloy, Jessica Miller, Christian Navasca, Linh Nguyen, Vy Nguyen, Bernardo Ortega, Lizbeth Padilla, Kyle Palaganas, Alicia Perez, Amy Pollard, Jasmine Qorbanzada, Lenora Quinonez, Elizabeth Ramirez Torres, Klara Reece, Akena-Dawn Reyes, Leilani Reyes, Mariah Reyes, Cesar Rodriguez, Erik SanMiguel, Megan Savko, Stephanie Sek, Brian Tanczos, Morgan Tougas, Joshua Tupufia, Summer Vang, Israel Vega, Rosanna Villicana, Emily Wong, Brionna Yiggins, Veronica Zepeda and Yixuan Zheng. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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Alexandra Azzopardi

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Davis, majoring in neurobiology, physiology and behavior. Career goals: I plan on first becoming a registered nurse and then going on to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist. High school highlights: I loved playing varsity softball all four years and participating in powderpuff and student versus staff activities. Awards: Highest Honor, Honorable Mention in the Monticello Empire League for softball in 2012 and 2013. In 10 years: I see myself graduated from college with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree and hopefully in a career that I love.

Akena-Dawn Reyes

Plans for next year: Go to Diablo Valley College. Career goal: To become a nurse or a doctor. High school highlights: Football games, basketball games, homecoming, dances, meeting new people. Awards: Cal Grant B, Pell Grant. In 10 years:  Working in a hospital.

Alicia Perez

Plans for next year: I will be attending Stanford University, majoring in Latin American Studies. Career goal: I plan to work for a nonprofit, teach, or be a diplomat or ambassador. High school highlights: Teaching others how to swim during swim team. Senior English with Mr. Brandt was amazing. Each year at the Tournament of Champions band review at Fairfield High School, band members make and sign posters for each other. Awards: Save Mart Employee Association scholarship, National Hispanic Recognition Program scholar, National Merit Commended scholar. In 10 years: I see myself helping others to succeed and overcome any obstacles they may face, hopefully inspiring them to realize and achieve their dreams.

Allison Essary

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Davis, majoring in biology. Career goal: I am still deciding between becoming a pediatrician who travels to underprivileged countries or becoming a veterinarian for wildlife animals. High school highlights: Playing on the varsity water polo team as a freshman and sophomore, playing on the varsity swim team as a freshman, being a part of the Leadership class freshman through junior year and all of the activities that came along with it. Awards: Letters for varsity water polo and swim team, and junior varsity softball. In 10 years: I hope to have completed my doctorate degree in medicine and be working in one of my two career goals.

Amanda Bernal

Plans for next year:  I plan on attending the University of California, Davis, under the major of mechanical engineering. Career goal: I do not know where my education will take me career-wise, but I do know that with a mechanical engineering degree many doors will open up that will bring me contentment. High school highlights: Participating in the women’s soccer program here at Armijo all four years and also being a part of the Leadership Program. Awards: Assist-A-Grad. In 10 years:  I see myself with a secure job that I enjoy with a stable lifestyle and who knows, a family of my own would be nice as well.

Amber Kumar

Plans for next year: I plan to study at University of California, Davis. Career goal: To become a cryptologist, in which I will be coding firewalls for security systems. High school highlights: I thoroughly enjoyed going to the “Waiting for Godot” play with my International Baccalaureate English class as well as going to my badminton banquet. In 10 years: Working as a cryptologist, preferably working for a Fortune 500 company.

Amrinder Bhandal

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Davis. Career goal: To major in pharmaceutical sciences or biochemistry and be able to pursue a major within those fields. High school highlights: Include playing basketball and football for Armijo High, winning an Assist-a-Grad scholarship, and being able to develop bonds with some of my “homies fo’ life.” Awards: Armijo Basketball Boosters scholarship, Armijo Football Boosters scholarship, Questbridge finalist, Highest Honors. In 10 years: I see myself starting a family in a big city with a stable career, and enjoying life to the fullest.

Amy Pollard

Plans for next year: Attend Simpson University in Redding. My intended major is music composition. Career goal: To be a professional musician, or a “rock star” as some may call it. I want to be on stage performing my own compositions and touring the world. High school highlights: Band competitions – actually competing and the down time in between competition and awards, and the Mallet Ensemble competitions – the Armijo substitute for drum line. In 10 years: I see myself married with a family, and touring the United States performing my music.

Anna Cardoso

Plans for next year: I plan to attend University of California, Berkeley. Career goal: I plan on being a geriatrician. High school highlights: Meeting some of my closest friends, joining tennis and badminton, social events and developing as a person as a result of classes like philosophy and theory of knowledge. Awards: Grant to UC Berkeley. In 10 years: I see myself as a doctor.

Astred Castro

Plans for next year:  To attend University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in molecular, cell and developmental biology. Career goal: I would love to do something incorporating science, whether it is research or the medical field. High school highlights: Being able to participate in the International Baccalaureate program and graduating from high school with satisfactory grades, as I am a first generation high school graduate, and soon to be college student. Awards: Assist-A-Grad, Favela’s, Soroptimist, PG&E, Highest Honors, International Baccalaureate diploma candidate. In 10 years: I hope to have obtained an abundance of knowledge and to be using it in something I am passionate about.

Bernardo Ortega

Plans for next year: Attend Solano Community College. Career goal: Pharmaceuticals with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology, or an anesthesiologist. High school highlights: Going into the International Baccalaureate program and also being part of all the clubs available to the students. Awards: FAFSA, Cal Grant A, Assist-A-Grad, Highest Honors, Kawanis Club Scholarship, 2014 PAL Graduation Sash, Solano County Bar Association, International Baccalaureate diploma candidate. In 10 years: I see myself at University of California, Davis, attempting to receive a my master’s in chemistry and a minor in biology.

Brian Tanczos

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Davis, and begin my undergraduate study of molecular biology. Career goal: To become an anesthesiologist. High school highlights: Participating and growing with the many sports programs and school events that I was fortunate enough to join. In 10 years: Hopefully earning my medical license and finding a great place to start my career.

Brionna Yiggins

Plans for next year: I plan to attend the University of California, San Diego, majoring in human biology. Career goal: I want to become a cardiovascular surgeon and one day open my own practice. High school highlights: Being on the track team with some of my best friends. Being Monticello Empire League champion for junior varsity girl’s shotput my sophomore year. Going to Oregon with my best friend for Peace Jam. Awards: Highest Honors, scholarships and awards from UC San Diego. In 10 years: I see myself working as a cardiologist in a hospital, and sketching out my plans to open my own practice.

Caitlin Andersen

Plans for next year: Majoring in economics at University of California, Berkeley. High school highlights: Playing three years on the varsity soccer team and participating in student leadership all four years.

Cesar Rodriguez

Plans for next year: I will be attending University of California, Davis. Career goal: I want to be a lawyer. High school highlights: Playing soccer for the Armijo soccer team. Awards: Assist-A-Grad scholarship. In 10 years: I see myself content and happy with my career choice.

Christian Navasca

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Irvine. Career goal: Become a software engineer. High school highlights: I met someone who I will never forget. While my life isn’t exactly exciting or glamorous, meeting her is enough to remember. In 10 years: Hopefully, I’ll have a stable job in software engineering along with a house and a family.

Clara Malloy

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Davis.. Career goal: Science-oriented with the top choices being related to either research, forensics or medicine in areas of neurobiology. High school highlights: Hanging out with my friends and completing labs. Awards: Highest Honors. In 10 years: I see myself working in a lab.

Darius LeVan

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Berkeley, as a psychology major in the spring of 2015. Career goal: Psychologist in a company/hospital setting, eventually a therapist, coach. High school highlights: Wrestling team Most Valuable Wrestler, team captain, International Baccalaureate classes, two-time All-City wrestler, Senior Sunrise (2013 and 2014), football games. Awards: Scholarship from UC Berkeley. In 10 years: Finishing graduate school for my psychology master’s/doctorate, married, working. Still in California, however.

Diego Alcantar

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Berkeley. High school highlights: Being valedictorian and representing the Hispanic community. Meeting my amazing friends. Awards: Comcast Leaders, Achievers award. In 10 years: I see myself out of college and working in a job that I enjoy doing.

Elina Hernan

Plans for next year: I plan on attending University of California, Davis, majoring in animal science. Career goal: I want to become a veterinarian with my own vet hospital. High school highlight: Attending all the football and basketball games my freshman and sophomore year, and meeting new friends and opening up my junior year when I moved from Lincoln to Armijo. Awards: Highest Honors, free college tuition from the Office of Veterans Affairs. In 10 years: I picture myself as a vet with my own vet hospital doing the things I love.

Elizabeth Ramirez Torres

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Davis. Career goal: To become a pediatrician. High school highlights: Participating in cross-country all four years, making the friendships that I’ve made, and getting the opportunity to be a student counselor at a science camp. Awards: Cal Grant, FAFSA, Assist-A-Grad. In 10 years: I see myself working at a hospital as a pediatrician and participating in medical research programs.

Emily Wong

Career goal: I want to be a biomedical engineer. High school highlights: I worked on a mosaic project for my art class. Awards: Assist-A-grad scholarships. In 10 years:  I want to see myself graduating from University of California, Davis, in four years. I want to start my career as a biomedical engineer after I graduate. I will be helping patients with the medical equipment I will be building through my career.

Eric Brimer

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Davis, majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. Career goal: To become a pharmacist. High school highlights: Winning homecoming king and class clown. Awards: Highest Honors. In 10 years: I see myself with a successful career and a family.

Erik SanMiguel

Plans for next year: Attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Career goal: To find a fulfilling job of some kind involving structural engineering. High school highlights: Playing in a local band for three years with two of my closest friends, being part of the tennis team and playing singles for the past two years, making many interesting friends, discovering a fascination with politics and history, and learning to be more self-confident. Awards: Cal Grant B, Pell Grant. In 10 years: Most likely working as some kind of structural engineer within California and living self-sufficiently with a family.

Jessica Miller

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Santa Barbara, majoring in psychology. Career goal: To become a child psychiatrist. High school highlights: Include being a starter on the varsity softball team for all four years, being in leadership for three years and participating in the homecoming skits, and becoming friends with people who I’ll be close with forever. Awards: Honorable Mention in 2011 for softball, UCSB New Freshman Scholarship. In 10 years: I see myself graduated from college with a job and family that I love.

Hannah Lawson

Plans for next year: Attending Sonoma State University studying psychology. Career goal: To become an agent of the FBI. High school highlights: I received the Monticello Empire League all-league award for 2012 and 2013, graduating Armijo with highest honors.In 10 years: I see myself graduated from college with a doctorate in psychology and achieving my goal of becoming a FBI agent.

Isaiah Dolcee

Plans for next year: I will be attending Princeton University. Career goal: I want to start out working for an established venture capitalist firm in either Silicon Valley or on the East Coast and eventually become an independent venture capitalist, making friends with Rassim Chettfour. High school highlights: Sophomore to senior year wrestling season. Awards: First place in a simulated business project at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley. In 10 years: I am in New York or Silicon Valley.

Israel Vega

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Davis. Career goal: I would like to be a software developer or quality assurance agent. High school highlights: I enjoyed being a participant in the SMASH program that allowed me to live on the University of California, Berkeley, campus for five weeks for three summers. Being ranked No.1 in my school is also something I enjoyed, while it lasted. Awards: Assist- A- Grad scholarship. In 10 years: I think I will be in my second job possibly with a change in career, but all with the notion that I want to get as much experience as possible before becoming a teacher for the remainder of my work.

Jacob Less – Valedictorian

Plans for next year: I plan to attend University of California, Los Angeles, and study biology on a pre-med track. Career goal: I would like to be a surgeon at a respected hospital or some other profession in the medical field that has an opportunity to help others. High school highlights: Valedictorian, winning Monticello Empire League for soccer my junior year was amazing, and being named homecoming prince for football season my senior year was very memorable. Awards: Assist-A-grad scholarship, Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, Defensive Player of the Year for three years for Armijo soccer, Leadership award. In 10 years: I’d like to be doing my residency at a well-known hospital, much like some of the people on Grey’s Anatomy.

Janine Alcordo – Salutatorian

Plans for next year: I plan to attend University of California, Davis, and major in food science. Career goal: I plan to become a food chemist, working to develop new food products at a food company. High school highlights: I loved going to the boardwalk and beach during each Santa Cruz band review. I also enjoyed going to end of the year band banquets in the spring. Awards: Assist-A-Grad, salutatorian. In 10 years: I’ll have a steady job at a food company and a family.

Jasmine Qorbanzada

Plans for next year: Attending the University of California, Davis, to study genetics and maybe pharmaceutical chemistry. Career goal: Hopefully, I will be able to pursue a career in medicine, either as a lab geneticist or a pharmacist or pharmacologist. High school highlights: I was on the women’s tennis team for three years; Mr. Anderson’s International Baccalaureate biology class junior year and Ms. Rockwell’s International Baccalaureate biology class this year; going to football games and other sports events; meeting the people who I’m really close to now. In 10 years: I hope that I will have an excellent career and that I’ll be happy. Maybe, I’ll have that career in medicine.

Joshua Gadia

Plans for next year: Attending San Jose State University for computer engineering. Career goal: I plan on working as a computer engineer for either big companies such as Apple or Google, or a smaller company. Maybe I’ll even start my own. High school highlights: I would say the majority of senior year. This was the first time I participated in a lot of events such as homecoming and being an “A-Man” for the football games. Awards: Senior superlative for Best Dressed, Highest Honors. In 10 years: I hope to be settled down with a career I enjoy doing as well as starting a family of my own.

Joshua Tupufia

Plans for next year: Attending a two-year community college. Career goal: To be a cardiologist or neurologist. High school highlights: Participating in Indian Wars was both a fun and memorable moment. In addition, teacher versus staff activities such as volleyball and softball helped to foster a better cooperation between the students and the teachers. In 10 years: I hope to see myself as a certified cardiologist or neurologist.

Khang Huynh

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Davis, and major in molecular biology. Career goal: I want to be a physician. I have an interest in medicine. Awards: Cal Grant. In 10 years: I see myself continuing with my education. I will probably enroll in a graduate program that I have never heard of and just keep on studying.

Klara Reece

Plans for next year: Attending California State University, Fullerton, as a part of the nursing program. Career goal: To become a registered nurse and to work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. High school highlights: Include being a member of the Armijo cheer team and the leadership program for four years. In 10 years: I plan to be working as a successful nurse, hopefully in the NICU.

Kristina Maria Lapira

Plans for next year: University of California, San Diego, majoring in biology. Career goal: I hope to be an obstetrician. High school highlights: Include making long-lasting friendships and joining different clubs and sports. Awards: Assist-A-Grad scholarships. In 10 years: I see myself hopefully fulfilling my career goal as an obstetrician.

Kyle Elledge

Plans for next: University of California, Davis, preparing myself for medical school. Career goal: To become a physician. High school highlights: Include playing four years of baseball at Armijo, being an active member in the leadership program, and winning an Assist-A-Grad scholarship. Awards: Assist-A-grad scholarship, Defense Player of the Year awards my sophomore and junior year of baseball. In 10 years:  I see myself settled in a job as a doctor at a hospital in Northern California.

Kyle Palaganas

Plans for next year:  Attend University of California, Davis, with a biochemical engineering major. Career goal: After graduating from a dentistry school, I plan to enter the dental field. High school highlights: Joining extracurricular organizations such as DECA and the American Red Cross allowed me to experience the real world and meet new people.  Awards: Assist-A-Grad. In 10 years: I hope to achieve all my goals that I have set for myself, especially my career goals of becoming a dentist.

Lauren Banks

Plans for next year: I will be attending University of California, Santa Cruz, and majoring in psychology. Career goal: I’m still deciding on whether to focus my graduate studies on clinical or personality psychology. Awards: Highest Honors, National Merit Scholar Top 3 percent of African-Americans (for the PSAT). In 10 years:  Hopefully with my Ph.D. and with a job.

Leilani Reyes

Plans for next year: I plan to attend Stanford University. Career goals: I hope to become a software engineering social entrepreneur who simultaneously enjoys writing film screenplays and inspiring others. High school highlights: My entire high school experience has been a highlight in itself. Awards: Elks, Valero, Travis. In 10 years: I hope to have published various technological applications that hopefully improve public education, have sent in a screenplay to be considered by Hollywood, and have traveled the world to explore new cultures and meet new people.

Lenora Quinonez

Plans for next year: I will attend the University of Southern California. Career goal: I plan to pursue a career in international business. High school highlights: I’ve played for the tennis team for four consecutive years. A huge highlight from that would be coming out as the No. 1 girl’s tennis team for three out of four years. Also making it to the Monticello Empire League’s singles finals two years in a row. I was a finalist in singles and doubles for tennis this year, receiving an all-star patch. Awards: DECA. In 10 years: I see myself pursuing my career of interest, looking to get a master’s degree.

Linh Nguyen

Plans for next year: Attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Career goal: Alternative energy research or biomedical research. High school highlights: Academic Decathlon, going all-league at the Monticello Empire League tennis tournament, studying chemistry at University of California, Davis. Awards:  Society of Women Engineers Region scholarship. In 10 years: Enjoying California weather after four years of college in Boston.

Lizbeth Padilla

Plans for next year: Going into University of California, Davis. Career goal: To major in psychology and then specialize in forensic psychology or in child development. High school highlights: I am one of the founders of Armijo’s Helping Hands club. I am also a proud International Baccalaureate diploma candidate. Awards: FAFSA, Cal Grant A, Highest Honors, International Baccalaureate diploma. In 10 years: I see myself finished with my higher education and being successful and happy with my career choice.

Mariah Reyes

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Davis. Career goal: Become an anesthesiologist. High school highlight: Playing varsity volleyball all four years. I was team captain for two of the years. I was very happy that I also played softball, some basketball and wrestled. Awards: Highest Honors, Monticello Empire League Honorable Mention two years in a row for volleyball, Most Athletic Female of my senior class. In 10 years: I see myself finishing up medical school and residency, and becoming a doctor. Hopefully, I will be stable and in the position to start thinking about having a family.

Mark Leal

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Santa Barbara. Career goal: Become a nuclear engineer. My dream is to work in developing new reactor technology. High school highlights: Santa Cruz band trips, International Baccalaureate testing my junior year. Awards: Assist-A-Grad Scholarship. In 10 years: I see myself working on a Ph.D. internship in a reactor facility. Possibly working on a degree in education.

Megan Savko

Plans for next year: Attend University of Nevada, Reno. Career goal: Become a successful nurse. Highlights from high school: Being a part of the Leadership class and being on the cheer team. Awards: Scholarships awarded by different colleges. In 10 years: I hope to see myself working for a hospital.

Morgan Tougas

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Berkeley, and majoring in computer science. Career goal: To start my own mobile application and web development company. High school highlights: Winning the “Best Friends Forever” senior superlative with my best friend since elementary school, Rosanna Villicana. Awards: United Airlines scholarship. In 10 years: I see myself living in San Francisco with several dogs (preferably corgis) and a successful tech company.

Rassim Chettfour

Plans for next year: Attending the University of Southern California. Career goal: To enter medical research and develop new, more natural human prostheses. High school highlights: Making friends with the future venture capitalist/lobbyist Isaiah Dolcee, and becoming Armijo’s Associated Student Body president. Awards: Assist-A-Grad, National Merit Scholarship Merit scholarship, Questbridge Finalist, graduating scholarship from the SMASH Academy. In 10 years: Working in a research lab with my Ph.D. in materials science in progress.

Rosanna Villicana

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Santa Cruz, for environmental studies. Career goal: Be an educator and possibly work in an organization that promotes conservation. High school highlights: Volunteering as a camp counselor at Loma Mar, and meeting amazing people at Armijo. Awards: Assist-A-grad scholarship, Highest Honors. In 10 years: I see myself happy, enjoying time with my family and friends, and hopefully working at a job that I love.

Stephanie Sek

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Berkeley. Career goal: I plan on becoming a pharmacist. High school highlights: Include being on the badminton team, volunteering for the community, and having fun with my life-long friends. In 10 years: I see myself happy with a career that helps many people.

Summer Vang

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Davis. Career goal: I want to have a Ph.D. in psychology in order to become a mental health doctor. High school highlights: Volleyball season, football games, Senior Sunrise and spring break of 2014. In 10 years: I see myself with a steady job, in graduate school and content with my life.

Tyra Holt

Plans for next year: Attending California State University, San Diego, majoring in criminal justice and criminology. Career goal: I want to either become a profiler in the FBI or become an agent in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. High school highlights: Meeting two of my best friends, running track and breaking some of the school records. Awards: ABIC scholarship, various college scholarships. In 10 years: I see myself either in the FBI or Naval Criminal Investigative Services and still making memories with the great friends I have made throughout high school.

Veronica Zepeda

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Davis. Career goal: Become a pediatrician. High school highlights: I enjoyed my French class very much. In addition, the volunteer opportunities that the club Helping Hands offered me were amazing. Awards: Assist-A-Grad scholarship. In 10 years:  I see myself very close to getting my Ph.D. and becoming a pediatrician.

Vincent Blake

Plans for next year: Attend Solano Community College, majoring in biology. Career goal: I plan to become an industrial biotechnological engineer. High school highlights: My highlights include completing the International Baccalaureate diploma program, making new friends, and having enthusiastic teachers. In 10 years: I see myself working in a biotech lab.

Vy Nguyen

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Davis. Career goal: Become an obstetrician/gynecologist or have a career based in the medical field. High school highlights: My junior year of high school I started the American Red Cross club at Armijo and became a Red Cross volunteer. Recently, I went to prom for the first and last time; it was a night I’ll never forget. Awards: Cal Grant A, University Grant, Campus Fee Grant. In 10 years:  Practicing medicine in a residency program.

Wyatt Greives

Plans for next year: Attend California State University, Fresno, studying physical therapy. Career goal: Become a physical therapist. High school highlights: I enjoyed playing on the varsity football team. I loved watching the varsity soccer team from 2012 play because my brother was on the team and they went undefeated. Awards: Football boosters academic scholarship.. In 10 years: I hope to be settled in my career wherever that may take me. I see myself working as a doctor of physical therapy for an NFL team.

Yixuan Zheng

Plans for next year: I plan to attend the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in molecular and cell biology. Career goal: Become a physician, specifically an orthopedic surgeon, but the prospect of postgraduate research and going into biomedical engineering also intrigues me. High school highlights: Winning Monticello Empire League championships with the Armijo Tennis Team. Tournament of Champions in marching band was fun. English class with the great and admirable Mr. Stoll. Awards: Assist-A-grad scholarship. In 10 years: I see myself conducting biomedical research, working as an assistant professor at University of California, Los Angeles, or working at a hospital.

Susan Hiland

Susan Hiland

Susan graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon with a B.A. in Communications. She has eight years experience working for newspapers in Wausa, Nebraska. She lives in Vacaville with her husband and dog.
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  • Insulted Falcon AlumJune 08, 2014 - 9:53 am

    Why only 4 FHS Falcons featured versus 10 billion AHS Indian Top Students? DR HS bias shows up again.

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  • Angry Black ManJune 08, 2014 - 10:32 am

    Forget the lack of Falcons! Where are all the African-Amercians? Something is amiss when none of your honor students are represented by all color lines.

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  • Educated Black WomanJune 11, 2014 - 7:03 am

    There are actually 3 African Americans in this photograph. This doesn't depict racism, it is showing growth from racism. There may not be many people of color, but this shows development from where we once were. African Americans are moving up in the world, maybe it's not at the pace we want, but we cannot ignore the progress that they have made. Highest honors is awarded to those with a 4.0 or higher G.P.A. African Americans are advancing in this world, we have to realize that and give them credit for what they are achieving, and help them along the way.

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  • Angry colored manJune 08, 2014 - 10:53 am

    Why ain't they no colored folks graduating top of the class??? That ain't right! When will the racism end? smh

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  • JayJune 08, 2014 - 1:46 pm

    I don't know if you guys know that the top students are all the ones who received Highest Honors, which is given to those who have a 4.0 GPA. So it's not racism or a bias towards Armijo.

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  • Angry Black ManJune 08, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    So if it based on merit alone, then the fact that AHS has a significant African-American without high honors says that there is no racism?!? That does not make sense. Statistically, it should not happen. There is an issue.

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Report: Secrecy enveloped Bay Bridge construction

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Yosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5 | Gallery

California ex-mayor sentenced in corruption case

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Californians to see increase in health plan costs

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Appellate court overturns high-speed rail rulings

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Investigators reach Ukraine jet wreckage site

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
Congress races to finish VA, highway bills

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

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Opinion

Why do so many Americans support Hamas

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11

 
Nice guy becomes House majority leader

By Dan Walters | From Page: A11

 
Should union organizing be a civil right?

By Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis | From Page: A11

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Living

Community Calendar: Aug. 1, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
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Entertainment

 
Review: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

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Sports

Safety Bethea finding a groove with new 49ers team

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

A’s get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Chekwa taking reps with Raiders while Hayden sits

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

Expos fall short in 10-9 loss to Leghorns

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B7

 
Phelps to compete in 4 events at US nationals

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
Ravens’ Rice: His actions ‘totally inexcusable’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Commonwealth Games athlete convicted for assault on rival

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Nick Watney leads PGA Barracuda Championship

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Rich get richer: Rays’ Price traded to Tigers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
Dumdumaya takes third in World Junior/Junior Olympic tourney

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B8

AP Source: Trump advances in Bills sale process

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Mudcats get 15-7 win in Auburn Classic

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B8

Signups for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B9

 
Derrick Brooks set standard for NFL linebackers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9 | Gallery

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Business

Daimler launches new version of tiny Smart car

By The Associated Press | From Page: C1

 
SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Facebook’s Internet.org expands in Zambia

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
In San Francisco real estate, $1M won’t buy much

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Debit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

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Obituaries

Clifford C. Hemler

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
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Comics

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9