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Each month, we honor and recognize outstanding students from our local high schools.

Program Mission Statement:
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.

For a tax deductible donation, please make checks payable to our partner Vista Education Foundation and write 'Rising Star' in the memo line.

Thank you to Our Sponsors:

Vista PEO Chapter

Rising Star Students 2023 - 2024

November (2)

November 2023

Jazmine Hernandez - Guajome Park Academy

Donovan Fanella - Mission Vista High School

Taj Drelleshak - Rancho Buena Vista High School

Jayson Rodriguez - Vista Visions Academy

Brandon Jaimes - Alta Vista High School

Dulce Mercado - Vista High School


Hear their stories here.


October 2023

Darolyn Perez Vargas - Guajome Park Academy

Rebekah Nieto Brisby - Trade Tech High School

Jaena Johnson - Rancho Buena Vista High School

California Edwards - Mission Vista High School

Samantha Carrasco - General Raymond Murray High School

Malena Zendejas - Vista High School


Hear their stories here.


September 2023

Akari Atempa - Guajome Park Academy

Janeth Velasquez - Alta Vista High School

Kayleen Speller - Mission Vista High School

Joaquin Verduzco - Rancho Buena Vista High School

Zachary Schmid - Vista High School

Belinda Lopez - Vista Visions Academy


Hear their stories here.