Oceanside students recognized as Rising Stars by business community

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Rising Stars

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Rising Stars

News Release

The Oceanside Chamber hosts its monthly Rising Star student recognition program breakfast from 7:45-9 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the William A. Wagner Aquatic Center, 3306 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside.

The Rising Star program is hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce to recognize high school seniors at the city’s high schools who have overcome significant challenges in their life, but who have managed to keep, or get back on track with their education.

North Coast Link logo.Each school principal collaborates with his or her staff to nominate one high school senior per month. The students must be college or vocational school-bound and they should emulate the program’s mission statement: “Convening the business and education community to honor Oceanside seniors for rising above adversity by demonstrating character, integrity, school and community engagement that make our city shine like a star.”

Honorees are then eligible to apply for higher education scholarships that will be awarded at the end of the school year. While scholarships may be awarded for a wide variety of fields of study, the Chamber and its Workforce Development Task Force will be asked to keep in mind the emerging industries in the region including technology, biotech/life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and hospitality.

During the event, the school principals and the student’s parents and mentoring teachers will share what sets this student apart from other students and provide examples of their character, integrity, passion, focus and perseverance that has made them such a Rising Star on their campus and in our community.

March’s honorees are:

Landen Anthony (Pacific View Charter School)
Sabrya Mosely (Oceanside High School)
Angela Hernandez Lira (El Camino High School)
Angel Gomez-Galvan (Surfside Educational Academy)

Scott Ashton, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s CEO, said the Chamber is hosting the Rising Star program as part of its larger workforce development initiative.

“The primary objectives are student recognition, scholarships for higher education and building of relationships between the business community and K-12 educational system. We are focused on engaging with our educational partners to ensure a strong workforce pipeline for Oceanside businesses,” Ashton said.

Rising Star events are open to all community members who want to show their support for our students. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $40 for prospective members. Register for the event here. Contribute to the scholarship fund, event or program here. Contact [email protected] for information on how to be a mentor to Rising Stars.

The Chamber thanks its sponsors: Genentech, Tri-City Medical Center, Frontwave, SDGA, North County Roastery, and the Oceanside Kitchen Collaborative.

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