Carlsbad CA— In September, 2020 the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce launched its second Rising Star of the Month program. Throughout the school year, nearly 30 high school seniors from four different high schools were recognized for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. Those students were eligible to apply for the Rising Star of the Year $1,500 scholarships. The winners of the 2020-21 Rising Star of the Year scholarships are:
- Bella Niems – Sage Creek High School
- Bennett Hochner – Sage Creek High School
- Carter Blom – Sage Creek High School
- Kameron Zablan – Sage Creek High School
- Nolan Mejia – Sage Creek High School
- Ismael Vera – Carlsbad High School
- Karen Antonio – Carlsbad High School
- Aiko Lozar – Carlsbad High School
- Chiara Frank – La Costa Canyon High School
These nine students will be honored on May 25, 2021 at 8:00 via an online ceremony. For information on how to participate in that ceremony, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following sponsors made these scholarships possible:
- Carlsbad Charitable Foundation
- Carlsbad Education Foundation
- JR Phillips Group
- Eshelman Appraisals, Inc.
- Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
The Mission Statement of the Rising Star of the Month is to bring the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. The core of the Rising Star of the Month is the student who makes a difference in their home, school & community with sincerity and passion.
About Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber in north San Diego County with over 1,100 members. The Carlsbad Chamber acts as a regional economic catalyst, leadership convener and community champion. The Mission of the Carlsbad Chamber is to promote business through member services, economic and community development, and public policy that balances economic prosperity with quality of life.