The Hernandez Squad celebrated their son, Mario Hernandez as FUHS Student of the Month (SOM). His sister, 2019 Miss Fallbrook Vanessa Hernandez, stood second on the right. 


The SOM parade started west of Mission and travelled east to Rainbow to cheer for good grades and student participation. Rotarians Don and Jen Weeks cheered alongside teachers, principals, and volunteers. The parade crew celebrated Mario Hernandez along with three other students: Saria Vega, Dayelle Do, and David Yanez.

Fallbrook High School Counselor Damaris Ahumada (right) talked about how Mario stays involved with his studies. 

He gets good grades, and continued to be an amazing student. His parents said they are so grateful that he did not give up and want the best for him. They appreciated all their son’s teachers and their support. His family decorated their yard, created a balloon wall to celebrate his achievement  and donned “Hernandez Squad” T-shirts. Mario plans to study welding at Universal Tech Institute or attend Cal State San Marcos.

Smiling behind her mask, OASIS SOM Saria Vega came out of her house with her mother and brother. 

Her teacher said that Saria has all the attributes of the ideal student. She goes above and beyond in her school work. She defined her student vocabulary and even provided illustrations. While she started the school year very quietly, she grew more vocal and held her ground in class discussions. She plans to attend The Accounting Academy after high school. 

Fallbrook High School SOM Dayelle Do, second from the right, enjoyed celebrating with her family.

Dayelle is an outgoing student who never let a difficult class get her down. Her mom mentioned how hard her daughter works on schoolwork. She enjoys pep rallies and is known for her dancing. Her family recalled how she started dancing on a box at an early age.“Yeah”, her brother shrugged. “I love her.” Dayelle hopes to attend UCLA or UCSD prior to medical school. She wants to be a dermatologist or a professor. 

Principal Iglesias talked the personable and respectful Fallbrook High School SOM David Yanez. 


David posed with his family who announced it was also David's Birthday!

David can work with anyone in a chemistry group. With a cheerful attitude, he always greets both students and teachers. He stays on-task, asks brilliant questions, and reflects like a bright shiny star in the classroom. Mr. & Mrs. Yanez thanked everyone for coming to celebrate their son and announced that it was their birthday. Rotarians, volunteers and high school representatives enjoyed singing “Happy Birthday” to David. He doesn’t know his future plans but will start with general education in college.

These fine students have excellent futures ahead of them. Whether they decide to become welders, doctors, accountants, or some other upcoming careers; they will be successful.