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Student Spotlight: M'niya

Student Spotlight: M'niya

The Juvenile Court and Community Schools student representative on the San Diego County Board of Education for November was M’niya, a senior at San Pasqual Academy. 

Principal David Sosa shared with the board that M’niya is a remarkable student who possesses a diverse range of qualities that make her a leader.

“She is characterized by her open-mindedness and her ability to lead by example, demonstrating kindness, empathy, passion, and a delightful sense of humor,” he said. “M’niya is a good listener, a good friend, and a mentor to her peers.”

M’niya participates in football, basketball, track and field, and volleyball at San Pasqual Academy. She plans to attend college and has a strong desire to succeed.

She attributes her growth and development primarily to guidance from Fernanda Zuzul, a teacher who has encouraged her to critically think about her beliefs and perspectives. Zuzul's candid and genuine approach has played a pivotal role in M’niya’s personal growth. 

M’niya thanked the board of education and audience for the award.

“This is amazing. It’s not something I’ve really experienced before. But I’m embracing it now. Thank you for having me,” she said. 

Each month, the San Diego County Board of Education recognizes a student from Juvenile Court and Community Schools at its regular meeting.

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