Congratulations to our November Student of the Month, Gio Diaz!
 
Gio Diaz was honored with the La Cuesta Student of the Month award for November 2019. The award is given to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and personal achievement and who are nominated by their teachers.
 
Mike Mowers, La Cuesta teacher, states, “Gio came to La Cuesta from San Marcos High school and was behind in credits. Now he is part of the new AP classes launched this year. He is set to graduate early and attend Santa Barbara City College to study English and Art.”
 
James Bedard, La Cuesta dean of students, adds, “Gio is an inspiration to other students and is a central part of the La Cuesta community!”
 
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise is committed to supporting youth organizations and youth-serving programs in Santa Barbara County. Beginning in 1999, the club sponsored the Student of the Month program at El Puente Community School until the school closed in 2013. This is the third year for our Student of the Month program at La Cuesta Continuation High School.
 
La Cuesta Continuation High School is a comprehensive alternative education program offering a variety of instructional options to meet the educational needs of students. Classes are kept small to allow interaction and an exchange of ideas between students and teachers and between students themselves. As well as cooperative and collaborative classroom activities, each student’s individual educational needs are recognized and incorporated into the structured school day. The school is part of the Santa Barbara Unified School District and is led by Lauren Berlin, Principal, and Susan Snyder, Guidance Counselor.
 
Photo: Chris Tucker, Student of the Month Chair; Mike Mowers, La Cuesta Teacher; Gio Diaz, Student of the Month; Denise and Katie, Gio’s friends; and James Bedard, La Cuesta Dean of Students.