RIVERSIDE – With a collective grade-point average of 4.57, 145 students from the class of 2020 representing every comprehensive high school in Riverside County have been honored by the Riverside County Office of Education with a Certificate of Recognition.

Based on their enrollments, each high school was asked to select between one and three students taking into consideration their grade-point average, class rank, extracurricular activities, and community service.

“I continue to be impressed with the accomplishments of each student nhese accomplishments and what we see each and every day from these young people that our future is in very good hands.”

From this outstanding group of graduates, the top 20 students, one fromominated to be recognized for the Student Academic Award. These scholars have reached milestones and achievements as students, engineers, scientists, athletes, musicians, actors, and artists,” Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Judy D. White said in a prepared statement. “It is evident by t each district, were selected and named the All County Academic Team and have been recognized with a plaque.

The 2020 Riverside County All-County Academic Scholars

  • Yussha Haque, La Sierra High School, Alvord USD
  • Jazmine Colon, Banning High School, Banning USD
  • Ryan Goodrich, Beaumont High School, Beaumont USD
  • Jazmine Gamboa, Desert Mirage High School, Coachella Valley USD
  • Avantika Rozario, Centennial High School, Corona-Norco USD
  • Kathryn Fisher, La Quinta High School, Desert Sands USD
  • Sara Oike, Western Center Academy, Hemet USD
  • Hanson Vuong, Patriot High School, Jurupa USD
  • Paul Irvine, Elsinore High School, Lake Elsinore USD
  • Armando Perez, Leadership Military Academy
  • Martha Vilchis, Canyon Springs High School, Moreno Valley USD
  • Marcos Britsch, Murrieta Valley High School, Murrieta Valley USD
  • Emilio Yanez, Nuview Bridge Early College High School, Nuview SD
  • Celia Guinan, Cathedral City High School, Palm Springs USD
  •  Carlos Gamez, Palo Verde High School, Palo Verde USD
  •  Kimiko Walker, Paloma Valley High School, Perris Union High SD
  •  Michelle Wang, John W. North High School, Riverside USD
  •  Catherine Moua, San Jacinto High School, San Jacinto USD
  •  Emika Saito, Great Oak High School, Temecula Valley USD
  • Andres Julian Gutierrez, Citrus Hill High School, Val Verde USD

Full List of Student Academic Award Honorees from the Class of 2020 at Each Comprehensive, Public High School in Riverside County


  • Emelin Cabrera, Coachella Valley High School
  • Izel Mejorado-Duarte, Coachella Valley High School
  • Migdalia Sanchez, Coachella Valley High School
  • Jazmine Gamboa, Desert Mirage High School
  • Luis Reyes, Desert Mirage High School
  • Sonia Rivera-Meza, Desert Mirage High School
  • Andy Huerta, West Shores High School


  • Samantha Cardenas, Indio High School
  • Jenny Cortez, Indio High School
  • Jesus Mario Gonzalez, Indio High School
  • Aaron Joseph Collins, La Quinta High School
  • Kathryn Fisher, La Quinta High School
  • Lizbeth Luevano, La Quinta High School
  • Aesia Garban, Palm Desert High School
  • Calhoon Ledebur, Palm Desert High School
  • Charlize Stein, Palm Desert High School
  • Akyra Lee, Shadow Hills High School
  • Aaliyah Lopez, Shadow Hills High School


  • Celia Guinan, Cathedral City High School
  • Angel Sebastian Quiroz, Cathedral City High School
  • Austin Leon Aguirre, Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Abigail Vera, Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Mariana Chavez-Aleman, Palm Springs High School
  • Santiago Karam Padilla, Palm Springs High School
  • Carlos Arias, Rancho Mirage High School
  • Jennifer Vidal, Rancho Mirage High School



Image Sources

  • High-achieving students: Shutterstock