Top Three in San Diego County
The FUHSD ACADECA Team recently earned third place in a county wide academic competition known as the Academic Decathlon. This is a ten-event scholastic competition wherein students complete seven written tests in the areas of science, literature, art, music, mathematics, economics and social science. They also write an essay, give both a prepared and impromptu speech and are interviewed. The culminating event is the Super Quiz competition.
Margaret Chapman (Agriculture teacher) was awarded the Teacher of Excellence award by the California Agriculture Teachers’ Association (CATA) Southern Region. To qualify for this recognition a teacher must have a minimum of ten years of experience teaching in a secondary school or college agricultural program. In picture below, Margaret Chapman receives her award from Future Farmers of America (FFA) Southern Region Advisor Jack Havens at Cal Poly Pomona. She is currently being considered for
California Agriculture Teacher of Excellence.
Gates Millennium Scholarship Winner!
Fallbrook High School senior Ashley Romo has been officially recognized as a Gates Millennium Scholar. Although she was offered admission to many prestigious institutions, she has chosen U.C. Berkeley where she will major in Neurobiology. Earning a Gates Millennium Scholarship is a high-profile, prestigious merit based scholarship that involves a highly selective and competitive process. Eligible students are selected based on academic achievement, community service commitment, demonstrated leadership and academic potential. Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with full financial funding for up to ten years of study in seven areas of study: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science. Thus, Ashley has the opportunity to also complete graduate school debt free.