Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)
After 33 years serving the children of San Diego, I have decided to retire. Serving our community at Scripps Ranch High School for the last seven years has been a professional honor and privilege. Rarely does an educator have the opportunity to serve in his or her own community, as I have.
I have appreciated the support of our parents, community leaders, and school board in the partnership to make every child in our community successful. I will remain a passionate education advocate and will use my leadership voice to support Scripps Ranch in meeting the present and future challenges of providing a world-class education for all our children.
Travel in China
SRHS is looking for community adults who would like to accompany three of our students to China to visit our sister school in Suzhou, China. SRHS teacher and Scripps Ranch resident Joan Gass attended last summer and can give you the inside scoop on this wonderful opportunity.
The trip is scheduled from Tuesday, June 17, through Sunday, June 29. Total cost is $1,800 per person. The deadline to volunteer for this opportunity is Saturday, May 10. Contact Lily Yin at 566-2249 for more information or to make a reservation.
On the Road to Pulitzer
SRHS senior Josh Patashnik won The San Diego Union-Tribune Newspapers in Education contest in March. His satirical story was awarded the Best Feature Article for 2003. He received $100, a plaque, Old Globe tickets, and was featured on TV. His article was published in the March 21, 2003 Union-Tribune issue. Other finalists were seniors Elizabeth Dindial and Barry Hawkins.
Community Support Appreciated
Once again the generosity of our community has been phenomenal. After a plea for help with the aging SRHS phone system last month, several companies and individuals contacted us with their ideas. We have been diligently working through the many suggestions to hopefully get a new and improved system.
Likewise, our request for panelists for the Senior Exhibition presentations was also generously fulfilled. More than 100 individuals from the community spent two hours to several days evaluating the work of 448 seniors.
Businesses and individuals in record numbers have assisted us this year in classrooms, provided opportunities for career exploration and work experience for students, and donated their time and resources. Ericsson Wireless donated more than 1,000 binders and several boxes of office supplies that will give us a head start on the new school year.
Mission Federal Credit Union donated more than 2,000 pens that will be used for various events next year. In addition, individual members of the community continue to think of us when they have items to donate.
We are grateful for the continued positive response to our requests. To make a donation or for more information on how you can help, contact Mary Bostwick at [[email protected]].
SRHS Football Boosters
Falcon football is in the air. It is planning time for the 2003 season, and we look forward to a great season. New opponents include El Cajon Valley and Westview high schools, with a Saturday afternoon homecoming game versus Patrick Henry celebrating our school’s 10-year anniversary.
Some important dates to remember:
- Monday, May 19–A “must” meeting for incoming freshman parents and players, 7 pm, SRHS auditorium;
- Monday, May 19, to Friday, June 6–Spring ball for all players. Please note that all players must participate in spring ball;
- Friday, June 6–Our annual barbecue to conclude the preseason; and,
- Friday, July 25–Golf a fun time at our second annual alumni golf tournament.
Our kids need the community’s help. We need sponsors and funds for our program, especially in light of recent school district budget cuts. This year, our budget is being cut anywhere from 10% to 30%. Our parents, players, and community must step up to insure our players of all ages have a quality football program.
If you can help us in any way–sponsors, golf, donations, gifts, booster club, cruise raffle–please plan us in your budget. Call Ralph Sassi at 689-0142 to offer anything you can. Go, Falcons!
The SRHS Wrestling Team hosted a Freestyle/Greco-Roman tournament drawing over 200 wrestlers from Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties with wrestlers from ages 8 to 36. Many thanks to our sponsors:
- Vons–both Scripps Ranch stores;
- Bruegger’s Bagels; and,
- Donut Touch.
A wrestling camp will be held at SRHS on Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12. Email [[email protected]] or call 619-723-8807 for details.
Grad Night–Friday, June 13
Grad Night is only weeks away. Have you signed up to volunteer? We have had a wonderful response so far, but we need more help. The day after is a Saturday–June 14–not a common work day, so we hope more people can work late night or early morning shifts.
If you have signed up, but have not heard from us, please contact us right away. For those who want to join in the fun, please call Nancy Richieri at 578-8166 or Colleen Mossberg at 578-8524.
Air Force Junior ROTC
March and April have been very busy months for ROTC. The Armed and Unarmed, and Saber Team participated in two drill meets. The Unarmed won 2nd place honors; the results of the second event will be reported at a later date.
Each month cadets compete for Cadet of the Month (COM) and the Best-Drilled Individual (BDI). This month Cadet Grant Smith was selected as COM, and Cadet John Chan won BDI. Individuals had to excel academically and militarily in the preceding 30 days.
One of the biggest ROTC events took place in March–the annual San Diego Unified School District ROTC Military Ball. Nearly 2,000 cadets attended the event at the Sheraton on Harbor Drive.
Each school elected a king, queen, and court. Representing Scripps Ranch was Queen Villalon and King Randy Saldivar, First Attendant Kaleena Deleon, Prince Robert Ngo, Second Attendant Nicole Anguitay, and Duke Phong Phan.
The remote control model airplane club has been active. Several cadets helped build a plane and made solo flights. Thanks to Mr. Doucet of the Miramar R/C Club for volunteering to be an instructor and to Ron Stark of Hobby People for donating a simulator.
Class of 2003 PBO
With two months to go until graduation, things are taking shape. Everyone is invited to our work parties at 9815 Carroll Canyon Road. The Decorating Committee work parties continue through Sunday, May 11, with the times as follows: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 am to 12 pm; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9 pm; and, Fridays, 5 to 9 pm.
The Decorating Committee will take a break for a couple of weeks until we are able to set up in the gym. We need help transforming the gym into the Hollywood Hills. Starting Saturday, May 31, until graduation, we will work every day from 9 am to 9 pm.
The gym will be open to the public on Thursday, June 12, from 6 to 8:30 pm. We still need special prizes. To donate an item, call Sharon Striker at 695-9389, Deb Comrie at 693-0693, or Nikki Butera at 693-0693.
Class of 2004 PBO
By the time you read this, we will have had our exciting Golf Scramble, the main fundraising event for Grad Night 2004. Thanks so much to our food sponsors–Chile Peppers and Pat & Oscar’s. We really appreciate your contribution, as you saved us a good amount of money and really added to the event.
Thanks to all our Golf Committee members: Jim and Joan Lovell, Karen Stern, Carol Buckley, Shannon Alatorre, Meri Dobbs, Hedy Witham, Karin Whiteley, Karen Wood and, of course, our fearless leader, Sandy Price.
The next meeting is Tuesday, May 6, at 7 pm in the SRHS teacher’s cafeteria.
Class of 2005 PBO
Our latest thanks goes to Linda A. and Timothy R. Good, Joan Fisler, Teri and Rich Horowitz, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Williams, Debbie Thomas, and Wayne and Elaine Wilson for their donations. It is not too late to donate. If you have lost your donation form or would like to receive information on upcoming events, call Gail Golko at 549-9294.
We have started the sale of the sterling silver falcon charms for $20 each through Collins Family Jewelers, located at 8220-A Mira Mesa Boulevard in the Mira Mesa Mall, or call Bill Collins at 578-6670. We are also working on an Italian charm to put on bracelets.
Our meetings are held at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Information Center on Cypress Canyon Road. For questions, call our co-presidents, Alexis Parker at 566-9872 or Becky Eldridge at 548-7400.
Marshall Middle School (MMS)
Calendar of Events
- Wednesday, May 7–Governance, 6:30 pm, lounge;
- Wednesday, May 7–PTSA, 12 pm, lounge;
- Monday, May 19, and Tuesday, May 20–State Science Fair; and,
- Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22–Model United Nations.
In late November Marshall Middle School was invited to apply to the state of California to become a California State Distinguished School. We submitted a 22-page application that described our instructional program and outlined our students’ successes.
We discussed our curriculum, methodology, student engagement, supports for teaching and learning, professional development, and parent involvement. We are proud to announce that on April 15 we received notification that Marshall Middle School will be recognized as a California State Distinguished School.
At their exit meeting, the distinguished schools visiting team provided us with a glowing report that validated our application. We think that we are a distinguished school, but it is gratifying to hear outsiders confirm our belief.
We are also happy to report that our art teacher, Sean Wells, is a finalist as Middle School Teacher of the Year. Teachers submit applications from all over the district. After the applications are reviewed, finalists are identified and a selection committee visits the teacher.
The final Teacher of the Year selection will be made in May. Mr. Wells is regarded as an outstanding teacher by students, parents, and his peers. He deserves this recognition.
Summer School News
Current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders–Current 5th graders from Ellen Browning Scripps, Jerabek, and Miramar Ranch elementary schools and current 6th graders from Dingeman Elementary School will attend summer school at their elementary school.
Summer school will be held at Wangenheim Middle School for current 6th and 7th graders from Marshall.
Summer school will run for four weeks–from Tuesday, June 17, through Friday, July 11. All classes will be two hours long, and the school day will run from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, with the possibility of a 20-minute break between classes, thus ending at 11:50 am.
The only classes that will be offered for summer school are Intensive Literacy Summer Program and Intensive Mathematics Summer Program. No enrichment courses will be available.
Intensive Literacy will be available for those students who scored below or significantly below grade level on the February 2003 administration of the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test (SDRT). ESL and ELD literacy classes for English language learners will also be available. Parents were notified in April regarding their child’s test score. They were also informed if their child needs to attend summer school.
Intensive Mathematics will be available for those current 5th and 6th graders who score below or significantly below grade level on the District Math Test (DMT). This test will be given in mid-May, and parents will be notified by school mail in early June as to their child’s test score and his or her possible need to attend summer school.
Current 7th graders will not take the DMT, but will be recommended for summer school based on their June report card grade in math and their teacher’s recommendation. ELD math classes for English language learners are available.
Summer school applications for current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders are available for students to fill out at their schools.
Current 8th graders–Summer school will take place at Scripps Ranch High School for current Marshall 8th graders. Summer school will run for six weeks–from Tuesday, June 17, to Friday, July 25. All classes will be two hours long, and the school day will run from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, with the possibility of a 20-minute break between classes, thus ending at 11:50 am.
The only courses available to current 8th graders will be Summer Bridging Program-Literacy and Summer Bridging Program-Math. No enrichment courses will be available.
The literacy bridging class will be available to current 8th graders who scored below or significantly below grade level on the February 2003 administration of the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test (SDRT). ELD literacy classes for English language learners will also be available.
The math bridging class will be available to current 8th graders whose math score is below or significantly below grade level based on the May 2003 administration of the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP). Parents will be notified by school mail in early June as to their child’s score and his or her possible need to attend summer school. ELD math classes for English language learners will also be available.
Summer school applications for current 8th graders are at Marshall to fill out with their counselors.
8th Grade Awards Assembly
Our June awards assembly is on Wednesday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at the Marshall Middle School auditorium. The 8th grade awards night will be in June, but we will wait until September for the 6th and 7th grade assemblies.
As in the past, teachers still have to “guess” final grades for 8th graders, as it would be unreasonable to expect high school students to return to their middle school in September to receive an award. Eighth graders receiving an award will be notified by mail and directly handed a letter during the first week in June.
8th Grade Party
An end-of-the-year party for all 8th graders will be held on Friday, June 6, from 6 to 9 pm at San Diego State University’s Aztec Center. The center is being reserved specifically for our students. They will be able to bowl, play a variety of games, and dance. There will be unobtrusive chaperones who will ensure a safe environment. Busses will be hired to transport the students.
Golden State Exams
Due to state budget cuts, the Golden State Exams will not be administered.
Model United Nations
Marshall students will participate in this year’s Junior Model United Nations (JMUN). The Session XXVI Conference is on Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22, at the Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.
Marshall’s delegates will represent the foreign policy of Turkey, China, Switzerland, Japan, India, Syria, Brazil, Algeria, Ireland, Congo, Egypt, Hungary, Pakistan, Ukraine, Germany, and the Philippines. The General Assembly and its subcommittees will focus on a wide variety of issues including peacekeeping, terrorism, biological and chemical weapons, world health issues, and human rights violations.
Near the end of the first day, delegates will be presented with a mock international crisis requiring the attention of each committee. Students will prepare responses to the crisis for discussion during the second day.
The following JMUN participants, serving on 1st, 3rd, 6th, General Assembly, World Health Organization, and Environmental committees have had their resolutions selected for discussion at the 2003 JMUN conference: Sarah Kukuchek, Kayla Treffinger, Tyler Berg, Carey Eshelman, Kian Samii, Tracy Han, David Kremp, Chelsea Rose, Emily Nguyen, Jeff Olson, George Jiang, Christine Poletto, Emily Rutherford, Tracie Yang, Nhan Nguyen, Anna Maske, and Romy Boiskin.
Other conference participants from grades 6, 7, and 8 at Marshall are: Hannah Batt, Rebecca Berg, Olivia Bernardy, Cathy Calinisan, Brian Campbell, Stacy Cantero, Kelsey Carter, Neil Chestnutt, Melissa Chiong, Jordan Cohen, Monika Davis, Kevin Dick, Ashby Fenby, Nicole Fisk, Leslie Goodrich, Dhruv Gopinath, Sarah Gordon, Jeremy Hahn, Tracy Han, Patrick Handley, Krista Harbold, Brittany Idrizaj, Natalia Jones, Ilya Imas, Stephanie Lee, Wells Lee, Chelsea Marlin, Cara Miller, Jared Mimms, Lauren Mimms, Greg Moy, Marcus Montanile, Megan Mulvey, Jaimee Nguyen, Chris Park, Jeremy Patashnik, Nicole Poletto, Nora Randall, Jasmine Reid, Donna Reyes, Cameron Rivero, Nikka Saadat, Kaitlyn Seelinger, Kristen Seid, Alex Stumm, Kevin Ta, Sherin Tebbi, Casey Treffinger, Catherine Troja, Taylor Trovillian, Danny Turek, Tabitha Van De Ven, Madeline Wolfe, Jonathan Wood, Jason Wu, Denise Yu, and Alaric Zhu.
Recruitment of AVID Students
Is your son or daughter currently a 6th or 7th grader with a GPA between 2.0-3.5? Does he or she want to learn success strategies to improve in the academic subjects? If so, AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is the choice elective for students who want to attend college after high school and who fit this profile.
If you are interested, please contact Jeanne Tejada at 549-8840, ext. 1306, or [[email protected]]. Students can also pick up a brochure and application in room 306.
Congratulations to Elena Ramos who won first place in the Friends of the Library Essay Contest. Her essay was a response to a book that inspired her, The Skin I’m In. Finalists in the contest also included Vinh Phan and Valaree Tang.
Science Fair Winners
Please join us in congratulating the following students for their incredible Science Fair success:
- Behavior and Social Sciences– Lindsay Lehnoff, 1st; Megan Berstein, Allison Critchlow, and Melissa Newton, 2nd;
- Chemistry–Alexa Datko, 2nd;
- Math–Alexis Craig, 3rd;
- Earth and Space Science–Chuck Brookes, 2nd;
- Engineering–Maximillian Roitz, 2nd; Brian Furman, Stephanie Trimble, and Breanna Woodhouse, 3rd;
- Environmental Science–Carey Eshelman and Dhruv Gopinath, 1st;
- Medicine and Health–Stephanie Sullivan, 1st; Amanda Balaoing, Michelle Biaggi, Shasta Blanton, Marie Blanton, Shamaria Fahie, and Megan Schroder, 2nd;
- Physics–Matthew Handfelt, Alex Nunn, and Jason Wu, 1st; Christina Patel and Logan Swartz, 2nd; and, Michael Brown, Cami Glosz, and Alexandra Mignano, 3rd;
- Zoology–Caitlin Northcote, 2nd;
- Product Testing–Julie Brodfuehrer and Kenneth Crooks, 1st; Connor Getzlaff and Julie Mebane, 2nd; and,
- Lindsay Lehnoff and Julie Brodfuehrer, 1st sweepstakes runners-up.
In April Marshall 7th grader Jeremy Patashnik competed in the California State Finals of the National Geographic Bee. The State Bee was held at Cosumes River College in Sacramento. Only the top 100 students in California advanced to the state level.
2nd Graders Stay Busy
A variety of activities have been keeping the 2nd graders busy at Dingeman Elementary. Many begin the day by running laps in Cardio Club, Dingeman’s new program that gets kids running before the start of school. Keyboarding skills are improving dramatically because of the Type to Learn program on the computers in the media center.
Science materials for the 2nd grade are being purchased with Family Faculty Connection (FFC) funds. Dingeman’s FFC gives level grants to each grade. Teachers write up a proposal on how the money will be spent to enrich students’ education beyond the regular academic curriculum. Also, as a team, the teachers have worked hard to advance and integrate the reading and writing units of study. The presentation by Katie Wood Ray furthered their teaching strategies.
We’ll Miss You!
Three members of the 2nd grade team will retire at the end of this school year. Barbara Andrade, Barbara Hanna, and Barbara Whelan are incredible teachers who have enriched the lives of many Dingeman students. Although their expertise, talent, and love will be missed, we wish them the very best.
Two of our 3rd grade teachers, Carole Jewell and Peggy Kermath, will retire as well. They have brought so much to our Dingeman students, families, and staff. We will miss them greatly, and wish them much luck and happiness.
Where can you get one of the best lunches in Scripps Ranch? Try the Kid’s Choice Café at Dingeman Elementary! Last month Dingeman became the first school in Scripps Ranch to adopt the new lunch menu where students can choose from one of four entrees and create their own salad. The new lunch is a hit!
Back and Ready To Go!
After a month off in April, the Koalas are ready for action!
Art Corps is gearing up for its annual Art Show on Thursday, June 19. The Famous Artist Workshop–where volunteers come in and register for the artist or project they would prefer to teach–is on Wednesday, May 7. The Matting Workshop if on Wednesday, May 14.
Run For Funds
Jerabek kids love to run! So, we at Jerabek funnel their energy at our annual Field Day, which promotes fitness and school spirit.
The “Run For Funds” is on Tuesday, May 20, for grades 3-5, and Wednesday, May 21, for grades K-2. We hope our parents and community will generously support “Run for Funds” so we can supplement the tightened budget! Chair Shana Smith is looking for volunteers.
The Family Faculty Organization (FFO) wants to thank these businesses in advance for their generous donations:
- Specialized Mountain Bikes and Black Mountain Bicycles;
- Six Flags Magic Mountain;
- Regal Cinema;
- Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza;
- Prime 10 Steakhouse;
- Fresh Seafood Restaurant;
- Roppongi Restaurant; and,
- The Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club.
Jerabek will register 2003-2004 kindergarten students on Thursday, May 22, for children with birthdays from June 1, 1998 to December 3, 1998. Registration is Thursday, May 29, for birthdays from December 3, 1997 to May 31, 1998.
Registration hours are 1:30-3:30 pm in room 103. If you are unable to register at this time, you can register Thursday afternoons from 2 to 3:30 pm from June 5 through June 26. Registration packets may be picked up in the school office.
Miramar Ranch Elementary (MRE)
Fun at Flag Assembly
At our schoolwide Flag Assembly in April, Jim Ferrier of the Scripps-Mira Mesa Kiwanis Club announced the classes that collected the most change for the Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. Money raised benefits people afflicted with leukemia and lymphoma. It was a great way to put our social skill of caring to work.
Running For A Good Cause
The Jog-A-Thon allowed students to raise money for the school while jogging. Thanks to everyone who made this event such a success, especially Lori Erlenbach who coordinated everything.
Kid’s Choice Café is our new cafeteria service. The menus are computer analyzed to assure they meet one-third of the Daily Recommended Requirements for calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Students have four choices for entrees and a salad bar. Milk and juice are available. Students love it!
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary (EBS)
May Calendar of Events
- May 2003–We practice honesty;
- Every Saturday–Scripps Ranch Farmers Market, 9 am-1 pm, EBS;
- Sunday, May 4–Dr. Seuss Race for Literacy, EBS faculty and staff;
- Monday through Friday, May 5 to 9–Teacher Appreciation Week;
- Wednesday, May 7–Illustrator Day with Nancy Velick Smith, student assemblies;
- Friday, May 16–Kindergarten and new student orientation and classroom visits (repeat of April 4 session), 9 am, multipurpose room, please confirm attendance;
- Monday, May 12, through Saturday, May 17–Spring Book Faire;
- Monday, May 12–Academic Fundraising Partnership (AFP) meeting, 6:30 pm, EBS library;
- Wednesday, May 14–Student Council meeting, 10:45 am, EBS library;
- Thursday, May 15–Site Governance/SSC, 8 am, EBS library; School safety drill;
- Monday, May 19, through Friday, May 23–EBS Spirit Week; and,
- Thursday, May 29–Volunteer Recognition Brunch, 10:30 am.
Principal’s Message to EBS Penguins
Each week Principal Rich Cansdale writes to his students on the large whiteboard outside. Oftentimes, his messages present a forum for dialogue; the board becomes interactive where students respond to questions he poses.
As the “principle penguin” at EBS, I have a wide-angle lens on the teaching and learning at our remarkable schoolhouse. As I visit classrooms, I am discovering that each of you cares so much about your reading, and, this year, especially your writing. You are becoming accomplished authors and illustrators. Thank you for continually sharing your writing with me.
This week I want to zoom in on the journalism in Mrs. Gelaro’s classroom. The spring edition of the Lightbulb is out! Hot off the press! The Lightbulb has important articles on Student Council, PE teacher Tim Barker, movie making, poetry, travel, an editorial section, and much more! Don’t miss Sean Evora’s editorial on “The Deal with Wheels!” What is your opinion on heelies? Watch for Room 803’s Penguin Pages soon to be released.
Be your best at reading, writing, and practicing respect!
You are loved,
Registration for all new students enrolling at EBS is ongoing until Friday, June 13. You may register at the school office Monday through Friday from 7 am to 12 pm. For specific information, contact Roberta Martin at 693-8593.
Chabad Hebrew Academy
Chabad Hebrew Academy is registering children for its 2003-2004 school year, which will be the inaugural year in its exciting new facility. Chabad is proud of its many innovative and exciting programs. Students have won many prestigious awards.
Openings are available for kindergarten through 8th grade. For more information, please call the school at 566-1996 or visit [www.chabadsd.org].
Camp Gan Israel
Camp Gan Israel (CGI) is accepting registration for its summer 2003 program. CGI is an accredited camp by the American Camping Association. Camp dates are Monday, June 23, to Friday, July 11, and Monday, July 14, to Friday, Aug. 1. For information, call 566-1996.
A Month of Celebration and Mourning
May is a time replete with meaning for the Chabad Hebrew Academy families with both beautiful and tragic traditions being celebrated and observed. The students sing Hebrew songs, play Israeli games, and devour falafel with delicious sauces to commemorate the founding of the state of Israel.
Lag B’Omer is celebrated with picnics, bon fires, and outdoor activities. The older students participate in Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a time students learn about tolerance, the impact one individual can have on the world, and the influence that students can have on their communities.
Alliant International University (AIU)
Second Annual Leadership Conference Planned for AIU
The University Student Government Association, in cooperation with the Alliant Leadership Institute of Alliant International University (AIU) presents the 2nd Annual Leadership Conference on Friday, May 16, through Sunday, May 18. The conference will allow graduate and undergraduate students, along with faculty from across San Diego County, to explore and present current scholarship. The conference theme is “Creating a Legacy of Leadership: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Theory, Research, and Scholarship-2003.”
This conference will serve as an exciting opportunity for personal and professional growth for students and faculty who will present their research through posters, panel discussions, and individual presentations.
Workshops will focus on the latest ideas in several areas including organizational and managerial issues, educational innovation, clinical psychology advancement, international relations, and application of leadership skills. For more information on the Leadership Conference, contact Karyn Harmon at [[email protected]] or Susan Writer at [[email protected]]. You may also call 635-4479.
Plan For Summer Session
Even though Miramar College’s eight-week summer session doesn’t start until Monday, June 16, it is not too early to apply. You can select from day, evening, weekend, and online courses for only $11 per credit. Simply log on to [http://studentweb.sdccd.net] and apply online, stop by the Admissions Office to pick up an application, or call the Admissions Office at 536-7844.
Miramar College is pleased to announce the selection of Paddy Keovoravongsa as the 2003 Distinguished Alumnus. Paddy, a Community Services Officer II with the San Diego Police Department, has been stationed at the Mira Mesa Police Storefront since 1991.
Paddy will receive her award during graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 30, at 5 pm at Miramar College’s Hourglass Field. She will be joined by 2003 Miramar College Honor Graduate Jose (Joe) Vincente Romubio III and more than 500 graduates receiving more than 700 associate degrees and certificates.