Chambers of Commerce Recognize March Students of the Month

The student of the month program was originated over ten years ago to honor and encourage those stud...

The student of the month program was originated over ten years ago to honor and encourage those students making a real effort to excel in both their school and community. Over that time the community, in turn, has really stepped up to support this endeavor.

While Perris and Menifee Chambers of Commerce host the luncheon, local businesses are also incredibly generous donating all sorts of goodies to gift each of the four handpicked high school seniors every month. Teachers and staff select a nominee from hundreds of talented students at each of their respective schools.

Paloma Valley High School film students were on hand at the celebratory luncheon to capture the memorable event. They will take the footage and create a keepsake DVD for each of the student's families.

students of the month
Each nominated student displays exemplary character, integrity, a love of learning, the ability to persevere, service to their community, and a committed effort to making a difference on their high school campus. This month’s honorary students are:

-Kathleen Rose Brosterhous, from Paloma Valley High School
-Christina M Estrada, from Perris High School
-Jorge Alberto Gallejos, from Heritage High School
-Joselin Guadalupe Rios, from Perris Lake High School

Superintendent of the Perris Union High School District, Jonathon Greenberg, proudly opened up the March 7th Student of the Month luncheon emphasizing what an unbelievable honor such a recognition really is. Each student was presented with multiple certificates of recognition signed and presented by the city, state, and even federal dignitaries.

Greenberg said, “Part of becoming an adult is understanding you did not do it alone,” and each student went on to acknowledge just that with a short speech. Before announcing the first student he stood at the podium, tissue box in hand, preparing the audience for touching stories of perseverance, struggle, and ultimately, success.

students of the month
Paloma Valley High School’s student of the month Kathleen Rose Broserhous was the first to make her acceptance speech, explaining how she climbed to where she is today and her plans going forward. Even at her young age she knowingly states, “I commit my future to the service of others.”

Kathleen’s NJROTC instructor, Master Sergeant Frank Puebla, described her as a natural leader, able to take the task at hand to the next level, saying “She is the best of the best.”

Perris High School’s student of the month Christina M. Estrada is among the