Rosario, a senior at Monarch School, has been awarded a $500 scholarship by Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative School Administrators of California (JCCASAC).
Rosario plans to go to college and pursue a career in criminal justice. She loves the environment and learning about plants, animals, and everything that happens on the planet.
“Rosario has demonstrated that she is highly capable (like the “A” she received in her concurrent college course for Semester 1 of the 2021-22 school year) but that she also knows how to ask for help and garner the support that she needs to support her success,” said Monarch School Principal Dyane Plumly. “This skill is one that ensures me of Rosario’s success as she pursues higher education.”
She recently served as the Juvenile Court and Community Schools student representative at the San Diego County Board of Education meeting.
School counselor Jessica Codallos describes Rosario as a “role model, kind, and who is hard working.” Teacher Jeffra Becknell says she is “organized, meticulous, likes to use a lot of color in her art, and also loves the environment.”
Under the direction of the county superintendents in California, JCCASAC is dedicated to preparing students who are enrolled in county alternative education programs to become self-sufficient adults who lead healthy lifestyles and are competent, caring, and academically prepared for their futures.
Eight $500 scholarships are given out annually to students in northern and southern counties in California.