City Council of Cathedral City Renames Two City Streets in Honor of Local Students

CATHEDRAL CITY — The much-loved tradition of renaming city streets in this community in honor of local students who excel academically has withstood the test of time.

The full complement of City Councilmembers was on hand Thursday when two city streets were renamed as part of the Annual Student Street Naming Ceremonies.

The City of Cathedral City unveiled two new street signs at 7:30 a.m. that honor two high school students from Cathedral City for their academic excellence.  The Annual Student Street Naming Ceremonies recognized Sophia Gonzales of Cathedral City High School and Christopher Vega of Mount San Jacinto High School by renaming the street adjacent to their respective schools in their honor for one year.

About Sophia Gonzales

Nominated for the 2022 Golden Lion, which is the most prestigious award a Cathedral City High School Student can receive, Sophia’s involvements are steady and include four years of leadership for the ASB student body, the HEAL Health Academy, HOSA Club, and the varsity tennis team. Sophia is also enrolled in rigorous Honors, AP, and IB courses with an overall GPA of 4.6667 and plans to attend CalState Fullerton where she will major in Liberal Arts with plans to become an elementary school teacher.

Her street sign is located at the corner of Date Palm Drive and Dave Kelley Road.

About Christopher Vega

City Streets in Cathedral City Honor Students

Christopher Vega flanked by members of the City Council. (Photo courtesy of Joan Boiko of PSUSD.)

Since attending Mt. San Jacinto High School since the middle of his Junior year, Christopher has had near perfect attendance and participates actively in class with strong leadership attributes. He has achieved and maintained a 4.0 GPA during his senior year and serves as a member of the Mt. San Jacinto’s GSA club as well as a member of the school’s softball team.  He plans to attend College of the Desert in the fall and pursue a career as an EMT and Paramedic.

Vega’s street sign is located at the corner of Landau Boulevard and McCullum Way







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