RCOE Highlights

April 16, 2015

Top Students from 52 Riverside County Public High Schools Honored at Academic Awards Dinner

Kenneth M. Young and the All-County Academic Team

The 2015 All-County Academic Team (from left to right): Hank Wang, Chaparral High School, Zubin Mishra, Poly High School, Ilora Naik, Poly High School, Wesley Poon, Valley View High School; Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young, Michael Martin, West Valley High School, Rushi Bhalani, Santiago High School, David Legg, Centennial High School, and Vihar Naik, Centennial High School. Not pictured are Gloria Issa, La Quinta High School and Kaylie Chen, Palm Desert High School.

RIVERSIDE – The top high school students from the class of 2015 in Riverside County—including the top 10 students in the county—were honored on Wednesday, April 15, at the 10th Annual Riverside County Student Academic Awards Dinner held at the Riverside Convention Center.

10th Annual Riverside County Student Academic Awards photo gallery

More than 550 parents, principals, and superintendents were in attendance as 132 Riverside County high school students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement while 10 students were named to the 2015 All-County Academic Team.

Each high school was asked to select between one and three students, based on their enrollments, students’ GPAs, college entrance exams, class rank, and extracurricular activities. The group includes 51 valedictorians and 36 salutatorians.

Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, Kenneth M. Young, announced the names of the top 10 students in the county—the 2015 All-County Academic Team.

The average GPA for the 2015 All-County Academic Team is 4.75 and the average SAT score is 2292, compared to the national average of 1497.

The 2015 All-County Academic Team includes:

  • Vihar Naik, Centennial High School
  • David Legg, Centennial High School
  • Rushi Bhalani, Santiago High School
  • Gloria Issa, La Quinta High School
  • Kaylie Chen, Palm Desert High School
  • Michael Martin, West Valley High School
  • Wesley Poon, Valley View High School
  • Ilora Naik, Poly High School
  • Zubin Mishra, Poly High School
  • Hank Wang, Chaparral High School

Full List of Honorees

  • Alvord USD, Matthew Sanchez, La Sierra High School
  • Alvord USD, Ken Shaffer, La Sierra High School
  • Alvord USD, Matthew Tatsumi, La Sierra High School
  • Alvord USD, Ikeoluwa Adeyemi-Idowu, Norte Vista High School
  • Alvord USD, Ramanjot Sandhu, Norte Vista High School
  • Alvord USD, Sunny Singh, Norte Vista High School
  • Banning USD, Kanudh Jiramaneemai, Banning High School
  • Banning USD, Arianna Silva Torres, Banning High School
  • Beaumont USD, Sadie Jo Li Larson, Beaumont High School
  • Beaumont USD, Ricardo Pena, Beaumont High School
  • Beaumont USD, Hans Peschel, Beaumont High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Diana Ramirez-Hernandez , Coachella Valley High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Itcelia Segoviano, Coachella Valley High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Diana Ugarte Navarro, Coachella Valley High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Alejandra Franco, Desert Mirage High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Everett Rivera-Meza, Desert Mirage High School
  • Coachella Valley USD, Jennifer Gopar, West Shores High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Bryan Fong, Centennial High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, David Legg, Centennial High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Vihar Naik, Centennial High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Austin Conry, Corona High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Soh (Stacy) Jo, Corona High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Vicky Le, Corona High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Valerie Kwee, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Nirav Patel, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Alexandre Tung, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Joseph Gendreau, Norco High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Adam Higelin, Norco High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Huijuan Xu, Norco High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Ryan Ballard, Santiago High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Rushi Bhalani, Santiago High School
  • Corona-Norco USD, Kristin Sanford, Santiago High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Jose Cebreros, Indio High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Cynthia Navarrete, Indio High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Gloria Issa, La Quinta High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Tuan Huu Nguyen, La Quinta High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Alec Steele, La Quinta High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Kaylie Chen, Palm Desert High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Rachel Hjerpe, Palm Desert High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Atharv Worlikar, Palm Desert High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Allison Coulson, Shadow Hills High School
  • Desert Sands USD, Areli Rodriguez, Shadow Hills High School
  • Hemet USD, Caitlin deBoer, Hamilton High School
  • Hemet USD, Jacob Arana,Hemet High School
  • Hemet USD, Alena Dinh, Hemet High School
  • Hemet USD, Danielle Simmons, Hemet High School
  • Hemet USD, Michael Lenihan, Tahquitz High School
  • Hemet USD, Thy Vo, Tahquitz High School
  • Hemet USD, Michael Martin, West Valley High School
  • Hemet USD, Vishwajit Shinde, West Valley High School
  • Jurupa USD, Alondra Melendrez, Jurupa Valley High School
  • Jurupa USD, Ismael Salazar, Jurupa Valley High School
  • Jurupa USD, Shannon Huynh, Patriot High School
  • Jurupa USD, Joseph Meurer, Patriot High School
  • Jurupa USD, Robert Valencia, Patriot High School
  • Jurupa USD, Samantha Negrete, Rubidoux High School
  • Jurupa USD, Alexandra Rodriguez, Rubidoux High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Cindy Ayala, Elsinore High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Jose Marron, Elsinore High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Jacqueline Serrano, Elsinore High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Bailey Hyland, Lakeside High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Adrianna Lemanek, Lakeside High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Alaina Martinez, Temescal Canyon High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Sandy Schweis, Temescal Canyon High School
  • Lake Elsinore USD, Kabir Torres, Temescal Canyon High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Mehdi Kazi, Canyon Springs High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Matthew Nieburger, Canyon Springs High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Guido Ponce, Canyon Springs High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Melissa Le, Moreno Valley High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Kevin Paule, Moreno Valley High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Mariana Yepez-Estrada, Moreno Valley High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Vijay Desai, Valley View High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Maydelle Lorenzo, Valley View High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Wesley Poon, Valley View High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Kaitlyn Bowles, Vista Del Lago High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Liliana Garcia, Vista Del Lago High School
  • Moreno Valley USD, Nancy Valencia, Vista Del Lago High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Timothy Do, Murrieta Mesa High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Cody Hankins, Murrieta Mesa High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Serena Hughes, Murrieta Mesa High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Isabel Fenaroli, Murrieta Valley High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Dorothy Peng, Murrieta Valley High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Kevin Hoang, Vista Murrieta High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Joan Hu, Vista Murrieta High School
  • Murrieta Valley USD, Natalie Lam, Vista Murrieta High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Chai Arnold, Cathedral City High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Sahreena Sukhram, Cathedral City High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Reyna Tejada, Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Gerardo Velasquez, Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Josh Freeman, Palm Springs High School
  • Palm Springs USD, Kathleen Gundran, Palm Springs High School
  • Palo Verde USD, Frances Relampagos, Palo Verde Valley High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Rio Tess Musni, California Military Institute
  • Perris Union High SD, Raymond Acosta, Heritage High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Jaelynne Noble, Heritage High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Alma Trinidad, Heritage High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Savannah Dao, Paloma Valley High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Julia Isabel Rivera, Paloma Valley High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Daniel Walker, Paloma Valley High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Jose Aguirre, Perris High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Lesley Ayala, Perris High School
  • Perris Union High SD, Alvaro Villanueva, Perris High School
  • Riverside USD, Jessica Goehring, Arlington High School
  • Riverside USD, Julie Tobar-Sosa, Arlington High School
  • Riverside USD, Sylvia Bi, John W. North High School
  • Riverside USD, Jane Lee, John W. North High School
  • Riverside USD, Tatiana Su, John W. North High School
  • Riverside USD, Hannah Chun, Martin Luther King High School
  • Riverside USD, Nikolay Grantcharov, Martin Luther King High School
  • Riverside USD, Danica Lim, Martin Luther King High School
  • Riverside USD, Jonathan Marilao, Polytechnic High School
  • Riverside USD, Zubin Mishra, Polytechnic High School
  • Riverside USD, Ilora Naik, Polytechnic High School
  • Riverside USD, Amanda Orantes, Ramona High School
  • Riverside USD, Jimmy Penaloza, Ramona High School
  • Riverside USD, Kevin Torres-Dominguez, Ramona High School
  • San Jacinto USD, Armando Bugarin, San Jacinto High School
  • San Jacinto USD, Dexie Magtulis, San Jacinto High School
  • San Jacinto USD, Jose Zamora Zeledon, San Jacinto High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Anthony Deaconn, Chaparral High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Amy Pai, Chaparral High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Hank Wang, Chaparral High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Dante Gao, Great Oak High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Nicholas Hermesman, Great Oak High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Nikhil Nagpal, Great Oak High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Johnathan Dewing, Temecula Valley High School
  • Temecula Valley USD, Anne Easterbrook, Temecula Valley High School
  • Val Verde USD, Juan Merida, Citrus Hill High School
  • Val Verde USD, Paul Mesa, Citrus Hill High School
  • Val Verde USD, Emma Saravia, Citrus Hill High School
  • Val Verde USD, Shaeera Ahmed, Rancho Verde High School
  • Val Verde USD, Richard Holguin, Rancho Verde High School
  • Val Verde USD, Bryan Lov, Rancho Verde High School