Murrieta Valley Students of the Month honored

MURRIETA – On Dec. 6, the Murrieta Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Student of the Month Recognition Program was held and six students were recognized.

Annika Blacklund, Murrieta Valley High School

Annika is the first to volunteer when something needs to be done and she has accumulated over 460 community service hours. Annika is a member of National Honor Society and she has a 3.9 GPA. Annika has played varsity volleyball, track and field. While she said the pole vault can be frustrating, it has taught her that in everything in life is a process and you have to take it one step at a time. Annika hopes to attend a Christian college and go into nursing.

Amanda Do, Calvary Chapel Murrieta High School

Amanda is a member of her school’s ASB and she has played varsity volleyball and track. Amanda has applied to USC, UCLA and Stanford. While school has always been a top priority for her, Amanda said she has learned to cultivate and value her relationships with her peers and teachers. Amanda is a gifted piano player and she also teaches Sunday school.

Daniel Adame, Tenaja Canyon Academy

Daniel attended Murrieta Valley High School for three years before transferring to Tenaja Canyon Academy this year. Daniel will finish his senior year at the end of this semester and he will attend Palomar Community College next semester. After two years he plans to transfer to a four-year college. Daniel is known for always doing the right thing and for his willingness to help anyone in need.

Hannah Reinert, Murrieta Mesa High School

Hannah began performing in drama productions as a student at Shivela Middle School and she has been in every drama production Shivela and Murrieta Mesa have offered; performing in a total of 14 productions by her count. Hannah is known for her smile and her desire to help and serve others. Hannah maintains a 4.2 GPA and she plans to attend Northwestern University as a communications major with a minor in theatre. Hannah is interested in pursuing a career in public relations.

Porter Reddish, Vista Murrieta High School

Porter maintains a 4.5 GPA and has been in varsity cross country and track for four years. He led the Broncos to a 2012 Southwestern league championship and he placed 4th individually at the Division 1 CIF State Cross Country Championships this year. Porter is an Eagle Scout and he plays the piano for his church. Although his college plans are undecided, he is considering Stanford and BYU. Porter plans to major in engineering and he is looking at a career in the renewable energy field.

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