Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Students of the Month

Standing, from left: Sally Myers, Founder; Mick Wager, VMHS Principal; Steve Ellis, MMHS Principal; Derrick Roth, Calvary Murrieta Christian...

Standing, from left: Sally Myers, Founder; Mick Wager, VMHS Principal; Steve Ellis, MMHS Principal; Derrick Roth, Calvary Murrieta Christian High Principal; Katherine Pangle, River Springs Charter School Administrator; Eric Mooney, MVHS Principal; Patrick Kelley, MVUSD Superintendent; and Margaret Jones, Chair. Seated, from left: Jetaime Lewis (Vista Murrieta HS); Andrew Thompson (Murrieta Mesa HS); William Dedich (Calvary Murrieta Christian High); Emma Bermudez (River Springs Charter School); and Bryce Carson (Murrieta Valley High School ). Photo credit: Blinkit Photography.

Five local students were recently honored as part of the Murrieta Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Student of the Month Recognition Program.

Vista Murrieta High student Jetaime Lewis is a model of leadership who is one of the most respected students on campus. As the Cadet Commander of the school’s JROTC unit, she oversees 300 cadets. She is also ASB vice president and runs track and field.

Lewis has a sense of passion and purpose for life and service to others and she reaches out to students who need help. In addition to taking three AP classes and dual enrollment classes this year, Lewis volunteers at Animal Friends of the Valley. She is interested in attending Boston University and majoring in biology and pre-veterinary medicine to prepare herself for a career in wildlife rehabilitation, working with endangered species internationally.

Lewis said in her leadership roles on campus she has learned to collaborate and work with a team, which has helped her understand and appreciate the value of each individual on the team.

Murrieta Mesa High senior Andrew Thompson is an outstanding scholar athlete who has a 4.11 GPA. Thompson is taking four AP courses this year and he plays varsity football and baseball. In addition to being a member of California Scholarship Federation and National Honor Society, Thompson volunteers at his church and he has had a tremendous impact on the youth he works with.

Thompson is known for his character, faith, drive, determination and love for learning. He has a passion for playing music and he serves on the worship team at his church. Thompson believes his greatest attribute is his faith. He plans to attend UCLA, where he will study engineering.

Calvary Murrieta Christian High senior William (Billy) Dedich has had a positive influence on the students on his campus. He plays soccer and football and he is known for reaching out to help others.

Dedich is a team player who meets high expectations in the classroom and on the field. He said the greatest lesson he has learned is that he is accountable to others for his actions and how he lives his life.

Dedich plans to attend college and play soccer or football. Dedich is known for his high level of integrity, honesty and kindness.

River Springs Charter School senior Emma Bermudez quietly pursues her goals and leads by example. Bermudez has been home schooled until this year and she is passionate about learning. She is a deep thinker who is an avid reader and she is extremely intelligent.

Bermudez is a great encourager and friend to others and she believes that by helping others, she becomes better herself. She loves people and wants to help others grow. Bermudez plans to attend the University of Washington and study speech pathology.

Murrieta Valley High School senior Bryce Carson is always willing to step up and help. He is ASB president, a member of his school’s site council and a member of the district’s LCAP Advisory Committee.

Carson has a 4.4 GPA and he is a member of National Honor Society and Virtual Enterprise, which influenced his decision to pursue a career in business and finance. Carson is described as a true gentleman who is respected on campus.

Carson said his most important lesson has been that in order to achieve goals and success, you must believe in yourself. He has applied to attend the University of Washington.

If you wish to learn more about the Student of the Month Program , contact Founder Sally A. Myers at 951-506-8024. If you wish to learn more about sponsoring the Student of the Month program, please contact the Chair of the Murrieta Student of the Month Program, Margaret D. Jones, at 951-677-4856.

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