|Pictured left to right are January’s Students of the Month; Sally Myers, Founder; Dr. Jonathan Greenberg, Superintendent, Perris Union High School District; Jerynne Noble, Heritage High School; Dominic Hays, Perris High School; Abigail Beck, Paloma Valley High School; Julie Woodruff, City of Menifee; and Mayor Daryl Busch, City of Perris. Not pictured, Raenalene Musni from The California Military Institute.|
2013 starts off with another list of truly inspirational students of the month for January, recognized and honored by the Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Teachers and staff from each surrounding high school respectively nominate a student based on their consistently exemplary display of character, integrity, love of learning, community service, ability to persevere and overcome challenging circumstances, and the difference they make on their campus.
Heritage High School: Jerynne Noble
Band Director, Dwught Asberry, pronounces Jerynne the “sunshine of the band unit.” Heritage High School Principal, Lynn Menius, describes her as organized, positive, and very effective in her school life. Jerynne shared how she has learned not to be so stressed but to instead be grateful for what she had been given and to maximize opportunities that present themselves.
Jerynne has applied to UC San Diego, UC Berkley, Stanford, and John Hopkins University with plans to major in biomedical engineering.
California Military Institute: Raenalene Musni
Principal, Rick Wallis, describes Raenalene as a model example for a recruitment poster. She is the battalion commander for all of CMI’s high school cadets and even earned the privilege to participate in the color guard for Governor Jerry Brown’s inauguration last year. As a commander and ASB president, she displays a heightened level of thoughtfulness for those around her.
Raenalene aims to inspire others to become strong leaders, and plans to attend UCLA to study international business relations.
Perris High School: Dominic Hays
Perris High School Principal, Dr. Lynne Sheffield, depicts Dominic as a smart leader. He is currently captain of the Perris High School Drumline and plays drums in the worship team at his church. He shared his appreciation for the discipline he obtained at CMI, prior to attending Perris High.
Dominic plans to attend USC and play in the Trojan Marching Band while studying music to play professionally. He hopes to be able to teach other students the art of playing while he’s at it.
Paloma Valley High School: Abigail Beck
According to Principal, Brian Morris, Abigail is the go-to person for various campus issues and at times holds herself as a mature colleague more so than a student. She is both calm, mature, and a natural leader. She shared that as ASB president she has learned a lot about working with different people and outlooks.
Abigail has to attend either Cal Poly Pomona or San Luis Obispo and is deciding between an aeronautical engineering or kinesiology major.
All of these students demonstrated a desire to work hard and have a drive to exceed others and their own expectations. The Perris Valley Chamber and the Menifee Valley Chamber wish them the best in their endeavors. If you wish to learn more about the Student of the Month Program, please contact founder, Sally Myers at (951) 506-8024.