Montecito High School Class of 2014 scholarships, awards

Montecito High School started its awards banquet with an announcement from Superintendent Robert Graeff that the school has earned a six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Schools.

Ramona Unified School District Superintendent Robert Graeff presents Brandon Razo with a $300 scholarship from the district’s Administrative Leadership Team. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

“That’s the highest accreditation honor,” said Graeff to those attending the alternative school’s awards dinner and ceremony.

About 106 graduating seniors, families and friends sat at the 23 cloth-covered tables.

The evening started with dinner prepared by school board member Kim Lasley with assistance from family and student servers.

Scholarships awarded included:

Administrative Leadership Award

Brandon Razo, $300

Nico Diaz Award

Sarah Parker, $250

Ramona Rotary Club

Ramona Rotary Club member Joan Renaud presents a $1,000 scholarship to Sabrina Roberts. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Sabrina Roberts, $1,000

Star Club

Sabrina Roberts, $500

Pell Grant

Cierra Ramirez, $5,730 per year

Nick Moore, $5,730 per year

Toro Awards presented included:


Marian Ruiz Valdez

Student Board Representative

Daniel Posten holds the Accounting Award he received from Jeanine Hawkins. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Jessica Menjivar

Success Awareness Life Teaching Recognition

Aryana Alvarez

Betzy Rosa

Ricky Hermosillo

Math Perseverance

Casey Banegas

Morgan Birch

Sarah Parker

Alfredo Romero

Matthew Meckes and Tatiana Walton hold boxes of pastries after receiving Danish Baker awards from Nancy Tabor and Rita Eastman. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Idania Artega Campos

Farm Hand

Colton Church

U.S. History

Christina Goldsmith

Creative Cook

Joshua Hale

Dedication Toward Academic Pursuits

Sabino Jaramillo

Casey Banegas holds the Perseverance in Mathematics Award she received from teacher Christine Hill. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson


Pedro Juarez

Gerardo Ramos receives the Renowned Scientist Award from teachers Erin O’Connor and Katy Behnke. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Focus and Perseverance

Matthew Meckes

Science All Star

Jessica Menjivar

Excellence in Mathematics

Callie Myers

Jose Razo

Effort in Science

Salvador Ortiz

Belief in Oneself

Jessica Menjivar receives the Science All Star Award from Erin O’Connor and Katy Behnke. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Diana Osorio Torres


Daniel Posten


James Proctor

Most Insufferable

Cierra Ramirez

Renowned Scientist Worker

Gerardo Ramos

Community Service

Nancy Tabor and Rita Eastman present Colton Church with the Outstanding Worker Award. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Sabrina Roberts

Dedication to Pursuit of Excellence

Marian Ruiz Valdez

Committed Scientist

Francis Sandoval


Tatiana Walton

Outstanding Worker

Colton Church

Individual Freedom

IndividualTeacher Sue Ketterer smiles as Freedom Award recipient Forrest Giuliani and para-educator Janis Griffin share a moment with families and friends. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Forrest Giuliana

Future Entrepreneur

Raymie Little

Positive Attitude

Sabino Jaramillo

Sarah Parker

Karen Rivera

Artistic Growth

Daniel Stensberg

Perseverance to Graduate

Life skills class teacher Heather Dixon presents award to Marisol Torres. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Rito Frenandez

Casey Banegas

Ferocious Reader

Tatiana Walton

Teacher’s Aide

Aryana Alvarez

Marian Ruiz Valdez

Computer Applications-Microsoft Office & PhotoShop

Morgan Birch

All-Around Chef

Teacher Bruce Tobias and Matthew Meckes shake hands after Tobias presents Matthew with an award. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

Christina Goldsmith

Attitude and Worker

Pedro Juarez


Matthew Meckes

Graphics Arts-PhotoShop

Sarah Parker

Danish Baker

Matthew Meckes

Tatiana Walton

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