rio vista top grads 2014

Rio Vista High's top graduates of 2014, (top row, left to right) Lily Roberts, Rebekah Kinser, Christina Curiel, Caroline Schulz, Hannah Cronin and Alexanrda Correia, (bottom row, left to right) Fred Alvarez, Kimberly Ralston, Christina Rutledge, Eric Del Aguila and Emily Zepeda. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

Graduation 2014

Rio Vista Top Students 2014

By From page GRA8 | June 08, 2014

Alexandra Correia

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Santa Barbara. Career goal: Graduating with an economics degree and working in the field of marketing. High school highlights: Some of my highlights include being on the Principal’s Honor Roll, receiving an Academic all-league award, and being chosen to attend Camp Royal by the Rio Vista Rotary Club. Awards: Highest Honors. In 10 years: I will hopefully have a successful career. I also plan to be starting a family and providing for them.

Caroline Schulz – Valedictorian

Plans for next year: I’m going into the honors program at California State University, Chico. Career goal: To become a registered dietitian and help people live a healthy lifestyle. High school highlights: Undefeated season for softball this year, being captain of my basketball team and going on trips with American Field Services. Awards: Dale Lackey scholarship, Violet Richardson award, Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce Youth of the Year award. In 10 years: I see myself with a successful job possibly married and getting ready to start my business with my sister.

Christina Curiel

Plans for next year: Attend Sonoma State University. I also have an office job during my first year of college in Vallejo. Career goal: I am majoring in business administration and will hopefully find a job in a major corporation. High school highlights: Would be being on the honor roll all four years, and being invited to all of the academic award banquets. I would also say meeting my best friends was a highlight. Awards: High Honors, Highest Honors awards. In 10 years: I hope to be out of college and working for a big company and on my way to becoming CEO. I also hope to be married and having kids by then.

Christina Rutledge

Plans for next year: I plan on attending University of California, Santa Cruz, majoring in Biology. Career goal: I want to be an orthopedic physician. High school highlights: Some of my high school highlights would be playing soccer for four years on a varsity team, attending prom and vice, and going on the senior trip to Disneyland. Awards: I have received an all- league award for varsity soccer. In 10 years: I see myself working in a hospital as an intern to be an orthopedic physician.

Emily Zepeda – Valedictorian

Plans for next year: Living in the dorms at California State University, San Francisco, pursuing my educational goals and majoring in biology. Career goal: I want to be a scientist who specializes in finding cures and treatments for diseases. High school highlights: I enjoyed cheerleading and watching Rio crush Delta. I’m also proud of how well I did in my Advanced Placement studio art class this year, I’m happy with my portfolio submission. Awards: Honor Roll, North Delta Conservancy scholarship. In 10 years: I see myself hopefully being a scientist who is involved in finding treatments for disease. I’ll most likely stay around the San Fransisco area.

Eric Del Aguila

Plans for next year: Finish my Nuclear Power School and will either go to my C school or even Navy ROTC. Career goal: Serve my country while being enlisted in the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program and while in active duty I will try to obtain a major in nuclear engineering. High school highlights: I loved playing the Delta game with all of my brothers on the field. It was a privilege to play with my fellow linemen. Awards: High Honors award, Top Ten seniors. In 10 years: I hope to be successful in my Naval career and I see myself still enlisted and serving my country.

Fred Alvarez

Plans for next year: I plan to attend California State University, Chico, in pursuit of a mechanical engineering degree. Career goal: I am not sure but I am hoping to work in the research and development department at an automotive company. High school highlights: Every time the football team crushed Delta, the first time I received Principal’s Honor Roll, and being in Ms. Eddy’s Advanced Placement language class. Awards: Soroptimist scholarship. In 10 years: I see myself starting a family and steadily working toward getting my dream job at an automotive company.

Hannah Cronin

Plans for next year: Attend Sonoma State University. Career goal: I would like to become an elementary school teacher. High school highlights: Some of my highlights are attending Camp Royal and being on the honor roll. Awards: High Honors. In 10 years: I plan to have a teaching career. I would also like to be married and starting a family.

Kimberly Ralston

Plans for next year: Attend California State University, Sacramento, to get a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology. Career goal: Pursue a career in physical therapy. High school highlights: Being on honor roll all four years, being co-champions on the softball team, receiving High Honors. In 10 years: Maintaining a successful career as a physical therapist and trying my hardest to help those in need.

Lily Roberts

Plans for next year: I plan to attend University of California, Santa Cruz. Career goal: I plan on studying human biology and working in the medical field, hopefully as a nurse practitioner. High school highlights: I really enjoyed being part of the numerous school clubs and playing sports. Also, being involved in student government was a great experience. It taught me a lot about being a great leader. In 10 years: All I really hope for is to be settled into a career. Other than that I am letting life take me where I am supposed to go.

Rebekah Kinser

Plans for next year: Attending Argonaut Court Reporting School in Sacramento. Career goal: Become a court reporter. High school highlights: Being on the honor roll, receiving Highest Honors four years, and making new friends. Awards: Highest Honors, Principal’s Honor Roll. In 10 years: I hope to be working as a court reporter as well as starting a family.

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 Nebraska.

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