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Class of 2011

Top 10 Seniors - Class of 2011
 
#10  JOSEPH DIAZ  3.8548 GPA
Joseph Diaz is the son of Elsa and Jose de Jesus Diaz.  While at Rubidoux High School, Joseph has been involved with the Rubidoux Early College High School program, Advanced Placement, tennis, basketball, and football.  He has received recognition for being top ten in his class since sophomore year, maintaining above a 3.5 GPA throughout high school, received MVP in tennis singles and the Mountain Valley League Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year award.  Joseph plans on attending RCC this fall and transferring to a four-year university.  Joseph’s advice to students about how to be academically successful is, “Don’t procrastinate, take your school work seriously, and go to class every day.”  Joseph is inspired by his dad who is the person he admires most because he has taught Joseph much about life and is the biggest reason Joseph is the person he is today.
 
 
 
 
#9  ANDREW CHITTAPHONG  3.8627 GPA
 
Andrew Chittaphong is the son of Paul and Esperanza Chittaphong.  While at Rubidoux High School, Andrew has been involved with the Rubidoux Early College High School program, the Early Academic Outreach Program, Upward Bound, National Honor Society, Rubidoux CARES, Advanced Placement, ASB, tennis, track, and volleyball.  He has received recognition for being team manager for the girls volleyball team and has received various academic and sports letters as well.  Andrew plans on attending the University of California, Irvine where he plans to pursue a degree in engineering and someday own his own company.  His advice to students on how to be academically successful is to not procrastinate, manage your time wisely, and pay attention in class.  Andrew credits Mrs. Cloward as the most influential person during his high school years because she motivated him and pushed him to be academically successful. 
 

 
#8  ELIANE DIAZ  3.8755 GPA

Eliane is the daughter of Amalia and Leonard Micheal Diaz.  While at Rubidoux High School, Eliane has been involved with the Rubidoux Early College High School program, Advanced Placement, National Honor Society, and has been actively involved in choir and other activities at her local church.  She has also received recognition for being in the top ten of her class all four years of high school.  Eliane plans to attend RCC in the fall and then transfer to a four-year university to pursue a medical degree at Loma Linda University to become a medical examiner.  Her advice to students on how to be academically successful is to keep going and never give up, no matter what.  Eliane is thankful for her cousin, Claudia, who has been there for Eliane anytime she needed a listener.  But Eliane is most inspired by her mother, who is the one person who has always been there for her, never gave up, and pushed Eliane to be the best she can be.

 

#7  SERGIO HURTADO  3.8963 GPA

Sergio is the son of Teresa Cortes and Agustin Hurtado.  While at Rubidoux High School, Sergio has been involved with the Rubidoux Early College High School program, Advanced Placement, Rubidoux CARES, and the National Honor Society.  He has received honors for receiving above a 3.5 GPA and received recognition for being in the top ten of his class and a RECHS award as well as an academic letter.  Sergio plans on attending RCC and then transfer to the University of California, San Diego to pursue a degree in computer software engineering and someday work for Adobe or Microsoft.  His advice to students on how to be successful at anything in life is to develop an inner desire and ambition to succeed and act upon positive opportunities.  Sergio would like to thank his mom and dad for always being there for him when he needed them most and for influencing him in a positive way by supporting his decisions and helping him to succeed.

 

#6 JUANITA FERNANDEZ 3.9348 GPA

Juanita is the daughter of Ana Gonzalez and Antonio Fernandez.  While at Rubidoux High School, Juanita has been involved in the Air Force JROTC for all four years, Academic Decathlon, the Rubidoux Early College High School program, Advanced Placement, golf, Falcon Scholars, National Honor Society, and completed more than 200 hours of community service.  She has received recognition for being in the top ten of her class throughout high school, was Captain of Academic Decathlon, Group Commander (the highest position) in AFJROTC, and Vice President of Falcon Scholars.  She has also received athletic and academic letters, received the National Sojourners Award, the Sons of the American Revolution Award, and received perfect attendance awards.  Juanita plans on attending the University of California, Los Angeles where she plans to pursue a degree in economics and someday aspires to become a congresswoman.  Her advice to students on how to be academically successful is to find a routine that works for you, study, and do your homework.  Juanita would like to thank Ms. Eickman for being an amazing coach, teacher, and individual with a strong dedication to making Rubidoux a place of academic excellence.  Juanita also thanks her mother for encouraging her to be the best she can be and credits her mother for being the reason why Juanita excels in many aspects of her life.  Juanita’s #1 goal is to make her mother proud.

 

 
#5  BRENDA GARCIA 3.9390 GPA

Brenda is the daughter of Vianey and Jose Garcia.  While at Rubidoux High School, Brenda has been involved with the Advanced Placement, Chamber Choir, Rubidoux CARES, and the swim team.  She has received recognition for maintaining above a 3.5 GPA in high school and has received academic letters and a varsity letter for swim.  Brenda plans on attending the University of California, Irvine where she plans to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.  Her advice to students about how to be academically successful at Rubidoux High School is that it is good to take on a challenge because it helps you discover what you are capable of doing, and never give up.  Brenda would like to thank her older sister, Marisa, for always being there for her because if it wasn’t for her, Brenda would not be as dedicated as she is now.
 
 

 #4  ANTHONY RECINOS  4.0977 GPA

Anthony is the son of Ruberia Perez-Portillo and Juan Recinos.  While at Rubidoux High School, Anthony has been involved with the Rubidoux Early College High School program, Advanced Placement, Concert Band, Marching Band, Chamber Singers, Rubidoux CARES, and tennis.  He has received recognition for being captain of the tennis team and for being on the honor roll and top ten of his class throughout high school.  Anthony plans on attending the University of California, Los Angeles where he plans to pursue a degree in biochemistry and plans on becoming an ER surgeon.  His prescription for being academically successful is to challenge yourself but remain aware and on top of everything, and avoid procrastination.  Anthony is inspired by his mother who works hard to help support her family and has influenced him to become successful in life.

 

#3  MARVIN NOGUEDA  4.0996 GPA

 Marvin is the son of Norma Dena and Jose Antonio Nogueda.  While at Rubidoux High School, Marvin has been involved with the Rubidoux Early College High School program, GATE, AVID, Advanced Placement, National Honor Society, Dance team, Chess team, the March Air Force Base Summer Leadership School, Cross Country, and Track and Field.  He has received recognition for being vice president of Freshman Class Council, Air Force JROTC Public Affairs officer, RCC friends of Forensics Informative Speech winner, school finalist for the Lions Club Speech Contest, district finalist for the Voice of Democracy, Quest Bridge Scholar, and received the Navy Code of Conduct Award and an award for Most Outstanding Hurdle/Spring Performance in Track and Field.  Marvin plans on attending the University of Virginia where he plans to pursue a degree in psychology or art in hopes of obtaining a career in criminal profiling or following a career in art.  His advice to students is that “academic success isn’t about knowing everything; it’s about working hard.  Use your talents and interests to their potential and do what you want.”  Marvin’s greatest influence is his best friend and greatest rival, Rudy Galvan because it was their competitiveness that influenced Marvin to achieve beyond his potential.
 


#2  INGRID TALAVERA-GUTIERREZ  4.1778

 Ingrid is the daughter of Martin Talavera and Elizabeth Talavera-Gutierrez.  While at Rubidoux, Ingrid has been involved in AVID, Photo Club, Discovery Club, SOMOS Club, Falcon Scholars, Science Club, the Rubidoux C.A.R.E.S. Club, Advanced Placement, National Honor Society, the soccer team, and has also volunteered at the Riverside County Regional Medical Center pediatrics department and has been volunteering as assistant coach for Rubidoux Little League soccer since her sophomore year.  She has received recognition for her service as Rubidoux High School’s Student Board Member Representative, was vice president of the P.E.A.C.E. Club, received a Coach’s Award from Rubidoux Little League soccer, and received awards for placing in the district and regional science fairs.  Ingrid plans on attending the University of California, Los Angeles to pursue a degree in biology and a minor in Psychology.  Her goal is to attend medical school to become a pediatrician and have her own clinic to help less fortunate families.  Her advice to students on how to be academically successful is to persevere, use your time wisely, set your priorities, and believe in yourself.  Ingrid is inspired by her mother whom Ingrid considers a role model and friend who always taught her to fight for her dreams and not let anyone tell her otherwise.

 


#1  STEPHANIE GOMEZ  4.1880 GPA

 Stephanie is the daughter of Rigoberto and Ana Maria Gomez.  While at Rubidoux High School, Stephanie has been involved with the Rubidoux Early College High School program, Cross Country, Track and Field, Science Club, Falcon Scholars, Advanced Placement, the Early Academic Outreach Program, Girl Scouts, and is president of the National Honor Society.  She has received recognition for maintaining above a 3.5 GPA since freshman year and has also received recognition for being captain of the cross country team, MVP for track and field, Mountain Valley League Track and Field Hurdle Champion, Citrus Belt Area Athletic Directors Association Senior Athlete of the Year, Mountain Valley League Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and has received awards for placing in the district and regional science fairs.  Stephanie plans on attending Pepperdine University where she plans to pursue a degree in the area of mathematics.  Her advice to students on how to be academically successful is that you do not have to be the smartest student in your class to succeed; as long as you have a goal and work hard, academic success will follow.  Stephanie is inspired by Mr. Chann and Ms. Cloward who taught her to see things in the big picture, and by her parents who have always encouraged and supported her in all her successes and accomplishments at Rubidoux High School.