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County students graduate from Leadership Academy
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2014-2015 Graduates:

·         Jared Arroyo-Garcia, Enochs High

·         Francis Bae, Gregori High

·         Elizabeth Bettencourt, Big Valley Christian High

·         Mark Borges, Hughson High

·         Sierra Burnside, Beyer High

·         Josh Camoirano, Big Valley Christian High

·         Baylee Carlin, Ceres High

·         Cristian Ceja, Turlock High

·         Amanda Cockrell, Hughson High

·         Alexandra Dinsmore, Big Valley Christian High

·         Luke Corsaut, Waterford High

·         Patty Duarte, Waterford High

·         Damaris Esquivel, Enochs High

·         Lina Hijaouy, Gregori High

·         Sydney Holmes, Pitman High

·         Payton Kelley, Central Catholic High

·         Yunah Kim, Modesto High

·         Andrew Knapp, Denair High

·         Olivia Luu, Riverbank High

·         Mackenzie Nunes, Modesto High

·         Kyle Reid, Pitman High

·         Melanie Reynoso, Valley Charter High

·         Elizabeth Roseman, Beyer High

·         Simeranjeet Sahota, Central Valley High

·         Anthony Salvatore, Beyer High

·         Hannah Sawyer, Turlock Christian High

·         Sarah Stoll, Beyer High

·         Joel Thornton, Denair High

·         Ean Valdez, Waterford High

·         Jaclyn Warwick, Modesto Christian High

With graduation season in full swing, the Stanislaus County Office of Education wants to acknowledge seniors and juniors that not only achieve academic success throughout high school, but those who also go above and beyond through its Leadership Academy.

SCOE’s Prevention Programs Department recently announced that 30 students from throughout the county received scholarships as they graduated from its 2014-15 Leadership Academy earlier this month.

Designed to develop the leadership potential of high school juniors and seniors, the Leadership Academy was first implemented during the 2003-04 school year by SCOE’s Prevention Programs Department. Approximately 360 students from throughout the county have participated in Leadership Academy since its inception.

“This program is the first of its kind in Stanislaus County to bring youth, public, and private organizations together to discuss and explore leadership in unique and innovative ways,” said Vicki Bauman, SCOE’s Director of Prevention Programs. “The program receives tremendous support from business and industry throughout the county.”

Students meet one day each month throughout the school year. In a hands-on learning environment, they learn about emerging community issues, are provided an opportunity to expand their knowledge of academics and work ethics, and gain an awareness of local career availability.

“One of the goals of the program is to raise awareness of careers available locally to students after they graduate from college or trade schools,” said Bauman.

For additional information about the Leadership Academy, contact Jeri Trainor in SCOE’s Prevention Programs Department at 238-1375 or