Rebecca Leon Ordonez's little brother and sister, who held her congratulatory sign, think she is the best Student of the Month (SOM).


The parades continue monthly so the high schools can celebrate their excellent students and follow CDC guidelines. The November recognition parade recognized four students with Ivy High School’s Rebecca Leon Ordonez and Fallbrook High School’s Marcos Fonseca Aguirre, Jade Kennedy, and Abigail McCarthy. Teachers and principals travel to student’s homes to honor their student’s schoolwork diligence and achievements. Rotarians Don Weeks, Steve Achard, and Jen Weeks join in the fun as an event sponsor.


With her A+ average, Rebecca Leon Ordonez (center with green and silver balloons) still has time to spend with Girls, Inc that empowers and inspires young women. She plans to become a nurse. Her nominating teacher said she is hardworking, helpful, punctual and quiet. Her siblings became excited for her accomplishments, and her brother also proclaimed, “COVID-19 sucks!”


Standing with his mom and sister, Marcos Fonseca Aguirre talked about becoming a sporting goods business man, but he would like to become a soccer player. He does very well at his school soccer team. Principal Iglesias spoke about how Marcos was his own advocate getting what he needed for his education. He also promotes the Fallbrook Advocacy Youth Coalition.  His mother was very proud of her son and thanked everyone for coming to their house to celebrate his hard work.


Jade Kennedy works hard at her classes evening plunging ahead in a tougher, higher level math class. Applying to colleges in California, she plans to stay closer to home. Her mother announced that her daughter manages all her own schoolwork even in the current situation with online classes. Her mother was impressed by how much her daughter has helped her siblings during  COVID-19 situation. 


Abigail McCarthy, standing with her balloons, plans to go to Colorado State to study Biology. She then plans to become a pediatrician.Her mother and mother, who both spoke, were proud of her accomplishments.

This Rotary applauds these conscientious young adults and wish them well in their future endeavors.