RCOE Highlights

April 24, 2014

Top Students from 51 Riverside County Public High Schools Honored at Academic Awards Dinner

2014 Riverside County All-Academic Team

From L to R: Ashley Kim, Tristan Griggs, Loren Newton, Courtney Bess, Hyo Jin Park, Nilesh Gupta, Austin Ha, Austin Borja, Jessica Cao, Amy Xu. (Not pictured: Liang Zhou) (photo credit to Rodrigo Pena)

RIVERSIDE – The top high school students from 51 high schools in Riverside County—including the top 11 students in the county—were honored on Wednesday, April 23, at the 9th Annual Riverside County Student Academic Awards Dinner held at the Riverside Convention Center.

More than 500 parents, principals, and superintendents were in attendance as 134 Riverside County high school students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement while eleven students were named to the 2014 All-County Academic Team.

Each public high school in the county was asked to select between one and three students, based on their enrollments, students’ GPAs, college entrance exams, class rank, and extracurricular activities. Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young announced the names of the top 11 students in the county—the 2014 All-County Academic Team. The average GPA for the 2014 All-County Academic Team is 4.69 and the average SAT score is 2325.

2014 All-County Academic Team

  • Ashley Kim, Santiago High School, Corona-Norco Unified School District
  • Tristan Griggs, Great Oak High School, Temecula Valley Unified School District
  • Loren Newton, La Sierra High School, Alvord Unified School District
  • Courtney Bess, Elsinore High School, Lake Elsinore Unified School District
  • Hyo Jin Park, Great Oak High School, Temecula Valley Unified School District
  • Nilesh Gupta, Hemet High School, Hemet Unified School District
  • Austin Ha, Centennial High School, Corona-Norco Unified School District
  • Austin Borja, John W. North High School, Riverside Unified School District
  • Liang Zhou, John W. North High School, Riverside Unified School District
  • Jessica Cao from Centennial High School in the Corona-Norco Unified School District
  • Amy Xu from Martin Luther King High School in the Riverside Unified School District

Full List of Honorees

  • Alvord USD, Sean Gonzales, La Sierra High School
  • Alvord USD, Simon Kersse, La Sierra High School
  • Alvord USD, Loren Newton, La Sierra High School
  • Alvord USD, Bianca Martinez, Norte Vista High School
  • Alvord USD, Angela Patini, Norte Vista High School
  • Alvord USD, Veronica Sanchez, Norte Vista High School
  • Banning USD, Emeizni Mandagi, Banning High School
  • Banning USD, Shylo Waite, Banning High School
  • Beaumont USD, Nia Hampton, Beaumont High School
  • Beaumont USD, Ashley Lee, Beaumont High School
  • Beaumont USD, Kevin Morales, Beaumont High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Nancy Andrade Aguilera, Coachella Valley High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Nancy Arredondo, Coachella Valley High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Eloisa Lopez-Valencia, Coachella Valley High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Paola Camacho-Lemus, Desert Mirage High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Manuel Diaz, Desert Mirage High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Karina Jaime, West Shores High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Jessica Cao, Centennial High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Ali Farooqi, Centennial High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Austin Ha , Centennial High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Aislinn Betts, Corona High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Breanne Brown, Corona High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Madison Lohman, Corona High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Lily Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Natsuki Takahari, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Shuaijiang Ye, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Ronald Burgess, Norco High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Katarina Maciel, Norco High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Alonzo Woolridge, Norco High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Kelsey Choi, Santiago High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Hadassa Jakher, Santiago High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Ashley Kim, Santiago High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Evelyn Huerta, Indio High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Erika Pelayo, Indio High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Riza Dayapera, La Quinta High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Elizabeth Larsen, La Quinta High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Brooke Mekemson, La Quinta High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Despina Karalis, Palm Desert High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Daniel Sanford, Palm Desert High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Ashley Valenzuela, Shadow Hills High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Jared Wong, Shadow Hills High School
  • Hemet USD, Savannah Brengle, Hamilton High School
  • Hemet USD, Nilesh Gupta, Hemet High School
  • Hemet USD, Dake Huang, Hemet High School
  • Hemet USD, Benjamin Huff, Hemet High School
  • Hemet USD, Jacob Canon, Tahquitz High School
  • Hemet USD, Kevin Young, Tahquitz High School
  • Hemet USD, Dulce Macias, West Valley High School
  • Hemet USD, Jesse Rocha, West Valley High School
  • Jurupa USD, Deysi Huerta Oliva, Jurupa Valley High School
  • Jurupa USD, Daisy Orozco, Jurupa Valley High School
  • Jurupa USD, Pierce Ford, Patriot High School
  • Jurupa USD, Quinn Minten, Patriot High School
  • Jurupa USD, Manwinder Kaur Uppal, Patriot High School
  • Jurupa USD, Jessica Lemus Aldama, Rubidoux High School
  • Jurupa USD, Berenise Lopez-Lopez, Rubidoux High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Jessica Arizmendi Delat, Elsinore High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Courtney Bess, Elsinore High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Nathan Turner, Elsinore High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Omar Saad, Lakeside High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Christina Villareal, Lakeside High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Ricky Chae, Temescal Canyon High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Madeline Cowan, Temescal Canyon High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Kimberly Jeong, Temescal Canyon High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Shannon Chee, Canyon Springs High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Quynh Nguyen, Canyon Springs High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Maya Shimamvra, Canyon Springs High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Ruben Rodriguez, Moreno Valley High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Roberto Romo, Moreno Valley High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Patrick Samones, Moreno Valley High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Rajesh Kumar, Valley View High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Camille Latzke, Valley View High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Nancy Ruano, Valley View High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Kendra Arriaga-Castellanos, Vista Del Lago High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Samantha Durazo, Vista Del Lago High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Elizabeth Jaime, Vista Del Lago High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Oliver Cheng, Murrieta Mesa High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Kezia Cunalata, Murrieta Mesa High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Louisa Tambunan, Murrieta Mesa High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Helena Bilbrey, Murrieta Valley High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Nicholas Strohmeyer, Murrieta Valley High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Patrick Xu, Murrieta Valley High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Austin Harcarik, Vista Murrieta High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Andy Kim, Vista Murrieta High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Anil Nair, Vista Murrieta High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Marlee Gallitto, Cathedral City High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Arthur Peterson, Cathedral City High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Samantha Sukhram, Cathedral City High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Laura Cano , Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Kierra Kuhlman, Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Yesenia Cordero, Palm Springs High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Valerie,McCulloch, Palm Springs High School
  • Palo Verde USD, Felix Ruiz, Palo Verde Valley High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Kennedy Gould, Heritage High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Karla, Ortiz, Heritage High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Zarabeth-Iza Sandoval, Heritage High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Queen Kleo Denise Caoile, Paloma Valley High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Dominique Melchor, Paloma Valley High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Julie Phan, Paloma Valley High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Joselyn Calderon, Perris High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Sergio Muralles, Perris High School
  • Perris Union High SD, My Thuy Hai Vu, Perris High School
  • Riverside USD, Catherine Cascanta, Arlington High School
  • Riverside USD, Farris Haidary, Arlington High School
  • Riverside USD, Eduardo Padilla, Arlington High School
  • Riverside USD, Austin Borja, John W. North High School
  • Riverside USD, Forest Yang, John W. North High School
  • Riverside USD, Liang Zhou, John W. North High School
  • Riverside USD, Shamik Maganlal, Martin Luther King High School
  • Riverside USD, Divya Mulchandani, Martin Luther King High School
  • Riverside USD, Amy Xu, Martin Luther King High School
  • Riverside USD, Philine Endres, Polytechnic High School
  • Riverside USD, Jacob Giordano, Polytechnic High School
  • Riverside USD, Noelle Goodyear, Polytechnic High School
  • Riverside USD, Hayley Klock, Ramona High School
  • Riverside USD, Marco Larios, Ramona High School
  • Riverside USD, Miguel Rincon Cervantes, Ramona High School
  • San Jacinto USD, Jasmine Houston, San Jacinto High School
  • San Jacinto USD, Gerardo Jimenez, San Jacinto High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Rachel Budd, Chaparral High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Jake Johnson, Chaparral High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Lauren Schlansky, Chaparral High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Tristan Griggs, Great Oak High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Athena Konicki, Great Oak High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Hyo Jin Park, Great Oak High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Grant Foster, Temecula Valley High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Alisa Knowles, Temecula Valley High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Megan Orth, Temecula Valley High School
  • Val Verde USD, Isaiah Frisbie, Citrus Hill High School
  • Val Verde USD, Karina Garcia, Citrus Hill High School
  • Val Verde USD, Amelia Llamas, Citrus Hill High School
  • Val Verde USD, Krystia Hanson, Rancho Verde High School
  • Val Verde USD, Nicole Morris, Rancho Verde High School
  • Val Verde USD, Alice Nguyen, Rancho Verde High School