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Humboldt County Office of Education: Academic Achievement Team

Academic Achievement Team & Stellar Students

2021 Academic Achievement Team

The 2021 Academic Achievement Team

Top row: Alejandra Aguilar Arce, Klayre Barres, Emma Boykin, Mackenzie Bray, Remy Campbell, Dora D’Accardo Hineman, Megan Dixon. Second row: Dakota Donner, Isabelle Ely, Vivian Gerstein, Steven Hadley, Kayla Jay, Kelli Johnston, Chloe Latt. Bottom row: Chandler Mrotzek, Virali Patel, Alyssa Pedicino, Colson Renner, Emma Scott, Isabella Sundberg, Annabell Young

The 2021 Stellar Students - Alyssa Pedicino and Klayre Barres

The 2021 Stellar Students, Alyssa Pedicino (left) and Klayre Barres, with County Supterintendent of Schools Dr. Chris Hartley. This is a composite of three photos due to social distancing protocols.

The team is comprised of approximately 20 outstanding high school seniors, selected by their high school administrators based on their exceptional academic records, demonstrated application of academic skills, and noteworthy involvement in leadership and community activities.

Each nominee demonstrates a commitment to learning and involvement outside the classroom. In the community they are volunteers, activists, and agents for change. The average GPA has been over 4.3.

All the nominees are interviewed in an effort to determine which two have achieved an exceptional designation of “Stellar Student.” In April, HCOE will host an Awards Ceremony to recognize and celebrate all nominees will be recognized and celebrated. Nearly $7,000 in scholarships is presented, as each the team member receives a $300 scholarship, and the Stellar Students receive an additional $200.

Academic Achievement provides a process to honor top students beyond their school community with a monetary scholarship, community recognition, and validation of the young scholars’ successes.