The student representative on the San Diego County Board of Education in November was Angie, a junior at San Pasqual Academy (SPA).
Angie was selected for this honor as she demonstrates outstanding academic progress, participates in multiple school athletics and co- and extracurricular activities, and exhibits great leadership skills.
“She’s a leader and really involved in school activities,” said Principal Suzanne Miyasaki. “She also is always working to improve herself.”
Angie plans on attending San Diego State and studying human development. After obtaining her degree she hopes to become a Navy SEAL.
As she pursues her own plans for the future, she encourages other students “to never give up and always follow your dreams.”
Each month, the County Board of Education recognizes a student from the San Diego County Office of Education's (SDCOE) Juvenile Court and Community Schools program at its regular meeting.
"In addition to giving the board a chance to honor a student, participation in the meeting also gives students valuable experience in leadership," said Dr. Paul Gothold, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools.
SPA is a residential facility and high school campus that provides youth in foster care with a stable, caring home; a quality, individualized education; and preparation for independent living. SPA was created to address the needs of foster youth in San Diego County and is the first residential education campus for foster youth in the nation. The school is helping to change lives and set the community’s foster youth on a path of success.
Angie is pictured with Board President Paulette Donnellon.