Our continued tradition to celebrate our seniors was culminated with our annual Senior Awards Night hosted at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center. Students were recognized for their great academic achievement, merit, and scholarship rewards. Some of the awards given out this evening were; Top 10 Scholars, Golden Seal, Seal of Biliteracy, Scholar-Athletes, Top Migrant Scholars, Ken Benefield Bilingual Student of the Year, Diamond in the Rough Scholarship, and our Inaugural Antoine Latimer Scholarship Award to memorialize CIHS’s beloved campus supervisor.
End of the Year Rally
ASB worked tirelessly to put together the rally to end the year, and it was a grand celebration! Thanks to great performances, including the crowd favorite, The Teachers, the event was full of positive vibes! Congrats to Teacher of the Year Francisco Salazar!
Counselors have been meeting with Seniors to discuss grades and graduation status. They have been checking up on credit recovery progress for those Seniors who are at-risk of not graduating. They have also been meeting with current 11th graders who are credit deficient to begin discussing graduation plans for next school year to help get them back on track. Counselors are also working on making sure all students are enrolled in courses for the 2019-20 school year.
Ventura County Community Foundation
Seven Channel Islands seniors took home $38,250 in scholarships from the Ventura County Community Foundation’s annual scholarship awards ceremony. The presentations were made Thursday at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo. Jatinder Ojla and Ivon Sanchez each received $7,500 for the James C. Basile Scholarship; Desirae Barragan and Alexa Harvey, $5,000 each, John and Agnes McFarlane Scholarship; Guadalupe Cahuantzi and Ivon Sanchez, $2,500 each, Adelante Scholarship; Ivon Sanchez, $2,500 Destino Scholarship; Desirae Barragan, $2,500, William and Cynthia Fairburn Memorial Scholarship; Guadalupe Sanchez, $2,000, VCCF Scholarship Fund for Ventura County; Ivon Sanchez, $750, Dr. Peter David Rogalsky Scholarship; and Lucia Sanchez, $500, Jerry E. Lorenz Scholarship.
Business Finance Academy Awards Banquet
On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the Channel Islands High School Business and Finance Academy held its annual Awards Banquet. Students, family, alum, teachers, staff and business partners enjoyed food, and a music/photo video created by the Business and Finance Clubs’ (CTSO’s) Senior Publicist. All students passing their BFA Business Class received Certificates for being members of the Business and Finance Academy. (Others will receive their certificates once they raise their grades to passing. – Note every student pictured here received their certificates.) In addition, all class officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Publicist in each of the Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes) received Certificates of Recognition for their Leadership roles in office. And all seniors in the BFA for all three years received graduation sashes. (Note: All Seniors pictured here received sashes.) Beyond certificates and sashes, all Academy Cohort Teachers and staff were invited to nominate and vote to honor students for further select awards. At least one student in each class received a medallion for Most Improved, Team Building, and Going Above and Beyond. Two Business Partners/Advisory Board Members (Linda McCarthy and Gabriela Munoz) were awarded plaques for their years of dedicated and continued service to the Business and Finance Academy. Finally, one senior (Vanessa Rojas) was selected to receive a plaque for both Leadership and Team-Building, recognizing her work in leading the senior class to their 3rd place win in Salesmanship at the LA Area Virtual Enterprise International Competition this year. Congratulations to all BFA Students and those who serve them!