Student of the Month for April/May 2017
My name is Andre Thomas, and I’m a Senior at Inderkum High School in the CECA Program. I have lived in Sacramento most of my life and attended many schools within Natomas. I have always been advanced in academics, and I entered high school wanting to prioritize college preparation. I viewed CECA as a great opportunity to try something new and to benefit from it. Being in the first graduating CECA class, I had to maintain a flexible mindset. I knew that there would be ups and downs to the Program, but I remained because of the overwhelming benefits in the end.
The first day of college classes my Junior year was a huge stepping stone into my academic career. We entered the classroom with people of all ages and the environment was totally different from high school. I enjoy the more mature setting because it benefits those who really take class seriously. I am grateful for experiencing the college atmosphere early so I can know what to expect once I attend a four-year university.
My future can result in many different outcomes. I am prioritizing the universities down in Southern California. I see So-Cal as an opportunity and rich area of the state. I have been accepted to San Diego State and I would like to attend there. However, Long Beach has offered me a far more enticing financial package. I plan on majoring in electrical engineering and pursuing a career in mathematics.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CECA SENIOR LIZ KUTEK WHO RECEIVED ACCEPTANCE LETTERS TO ATTEND GEORGETOWN, BERKELEY AND UCLA.
CECA STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2017
My name is Anaiya Vaifanua, and I’m a Junior in the CECA Program. I play volleyball and I’m part of Inderkum’s Polynesian Club. I joined CECA in the middle of my Sophomore year. It was a challenge at first to adjust to the different customs within the Program, but I’ve managed to get use to things with help from students and teachers.
Before I joined CECA, I heard about how CECA students take ARC classes and potentially have an upper hand in going into college. This made me determined to join CECA and take classes myself because I did not want to waste an opportunity in front of me. I was skeptical about joining at first because I knew that I would have to meet an entirely different group of students because my schedule would be completely changed. Not too long after becoming a part of CECA, I met the coolest people who have helped me adjust.
I’ve learned many things from being in CECA that will apply to my future. Having the privilege to attend college classes, I’ve learned to manage my time better, mature as a student, and much more. Attending ARC classes has been a very positive influence on my thoughts about college.
After CECA I plan on attending a 4-year college. I’m interested in advancing into the medical field. It will be hard reaching this goal, but I’m not too worried because I can do it.
CECA 11 STUDENTS AT AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE
For the Month of May (and the Summer months), we are celebrating all of the CECA Students who have successfully completed American River College (ARC) courses during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Semesters. We are proud of our early college students who have worked very hard to develop both their academic skills and work ethic, resulting with college success at ARC. Our CECA 11 Students have paved the way for decades to come. Thank you.
Hey! My name is Kennedy Lucien, and I have been selected to be the CECA Student of the Month for April 2016. I am a Junior at Inderkum High School, and I am proud to represent the CECA Program. CECA has been an amazing experience for me. I started this program as a Freshman, and ever since, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. It has helped me prepare for college, and has helped me to step outside of my comfort zone. Some of the things that I like to do are dance, go to the beach, and spend time with my friends. I strive to be the best that I can be everyday. After I graduate from high school, I plan on attending a 4-year university, go to medical school, and get my license to become a Pediatrician. I can’t wait to graduate with the Class of 2017 with my fellow CECA students!
Hi. I’m Nicholas Delizo, and I have been selected as the CECA Student of the Month for March. I am a Freshman in the CECA Program at Inderkum High School. Some hobbies of mine include listening to music, long walks on the beach, and photography. My favorite subjects include Geometry and Human Biology. The CECA Program for me has been a unique educational experience due to various reasons, such as the different people I have met, the lessons I’ve learned, and of course, the amazing teachers in the Program itself. Shout out to you Ms.Williams! The best part about being in CECA as a Freshman is that the adventure isn’t close to ending at all. After I graduate, the only thing I have planned, as of now, is to attend a 4-year university. However, I do have a future goal in mind: To graduate Inderkum High School with the CECA Class of 2019!!!
My name is Haley Carlton, and I am a 16 year old sophomore in the CECA Program at Inderkum High School. I play travel softball as well as playing for Inderkum’s varsity softball team. I am also a member of the Inderkum Music Department. I play clarinet in the Wind Ensemble, and I am the Secretary for the Band Council. My favorite subjects are History and English. After I graduate, I plan to attend a four year university and major in History or Pre-Law. Then go on to study Law.
My name is Maryam Anwar, and this is my first year in the CECA Program at Inderkum High School. I attended Norwood Junior High School (middle school), and my experience at Norwood was amazing. My greatest memory at Norwood was my leadership class because I was able to represent my school. As a CECA 9 student (freshman), I am focusing all of my efforts on my schoolwork and college preparation. I do keep up with some of my hobbies like baking, reading, and I write stories. Some of my college goals are to be accepted to UC San Diego or another UC college. During college I really want to be an active participant and join different activities. My goal in CECA is to graduate high school and college with a 4.0 GPA, and I am 100% sure that the CECA Program is going to get me fully ready for my college experience.
My name is Calvin, and I am currently taking English 300 and Spanish 401 at American River College Natomas Center. I have been a member of the CECA Program for the past 2.5 years. CECA has both prepared me, and provided me, the opportunity to take American River College courses in high school. I’ve also played trombone in the band for my entire high school career so far; participating in each of the past three Inderkum Marching Band seasons, and being a three-year member of the Wind Ensemble Group. I am also a member of the Sacramento Central Delegation, currently serving as the group’s elected chaplain, and I have been elected for other positions within the program.
ARC College Courses: English 300 and History 310
“I’m currently managing college courses, extracurricular activities, a job, and volunteer work. My dream school is UCLA, where I would major in Business Economics, and I plan on completing UC transferable courses to make myself more competitive on my college application.”