RUSD Student Awards & Recognitions
RUSD Board of Education honors National Merit SemiFinalists and Commended Students from Rowland High School (SemiFinalist Milisuryani Santoso pictured above).
The Rowland Unified School District Board of Education recognized students from Rowland High School on October 11 for their achievement on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) who were named as SemiFinalists and Commended students.

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist students are selected based on their high PSAT/NMSQT test scores -- less than 1 percent of the nation's graduating seniors qualify for this incredible recognition.  These students have an opportunity to continue in the national competition for scholarships in the Spring. Congratulations to:
Milisuryani Santoso (pictured)
Jett Vuong
Qui Ya Wu
There are 22 Rowland High School students honored as National Merit Commended Students this year -- these students are among the 50,000 highest scoring participants across the nation on the PSAT/NMSQT:

Xin Yu (Marc) Bao                                     
Angel Ceja                                               
Mina Chang (pictured)                        
Michelle Chiew (pictured)                     
Gordon Choi                                               
Michael Choi                      
John Ho                                                       
Xiwen (Ashley) Kou
Brandon Kwon
Ashley Leung
Henderson Mach
David Militante
Angrew Ngo
Maggie Ni
Xuanbei (Selina) Pan
Wade Sun
Sharon Tam
Anthony Neil Tan
Jeffrey Wang (pictured)
Ellen Wei
Nicole Wong
Andy Wu
This summer three Rowland High School International Baccalaureate students, Andrew Ngo, Bella Lee (above right) and Kaye Oda (above left) had the opportunity to be a part of an internship through Cal Poly Pomona called the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI).

Andrew, Bella and Kaye were three of 12 students who were chosen from the program to attend the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida. During their 6 days at the NFA they learned and participated in flight simulation, radio calling, mission preparation and working with the control tower.

Students come away understanding the career opportunities in the transportation industry, and are encouraged to pursue college degrees that prepare them for transportation careers such as civil, mechanical and electrical engineering. These students were also honored by the Board of Education on October 11.
Students Bring Home Awards from LA County Fair
Photo by Penny Mahadamrongsak, Rowland High School Student 1st Place Winner.
Photo above by Phyllis Ung, Rowland High School Student 1st Place Winner.
Killian students Derek Salazar and Aerin Ansermini with thier winning projects from the American Kids Exhibit at LA County Fair.
Rowland High School photo student Xiaolan Xu was a Sweepstakes Winner at the LA County Fair for this photo above.
For the first time in Killian Elementary School history, two students had their projects entered into the LA County Fair for display.   Aerin Anselmini and Derek Salazar had their amusement park projects from Miss Sarah Smith’s 5th grade class entered into the arts and crafts section of the American Kids Exhibit. They both won ribbons. Derek won a first place ribbon and Aerin won a first place ribbon and a sweepstakes ribbon. Aerin’s project was the only project in her category to get the sweepstakes ribbon which is quite an honor. 

From Rowland High School, Photo Teacher Patrick Nunes is thrilled to share that many students brought home multiple awards for first, second and third place in photography, including a sweepstakes winner by student Ziaolan Xu. Congratulations to all of these talented students:
Taylor Bauslley (1st & 2nd Place)
Katherine Carroll (2nd Place)
Teresa Chang (2nd Place)
Joaquin Galindo (2nd Place)
Shu (Karen) Hong (2nd Place)
Ashlet Jast (3rd Place)
Kaileen Kuwae (1st & 3rd Place)
Alex Ling (3rd Place)
Megan Long (1st Place)
Penny Mahdamrong (1st & 2nd Place)
Eric Sun (2nd Place)
Phyllis Ung (1st & 2nd Place)
Kamal Preet Virdi (1st Place)
Sibo Wang (2nd & 3rd Place)
Isabella Wu (2nd Place)
Xiaolan Xu (Sweepstakes, 1st & 2nd Place)
Buckboard Days Parade TOMORROW!

Join Us TOMORROW for the Buckboard Days Parade !
Saturday, October 20

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Come support our schools and community!
The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of Nogales and Colima and ends at the Rowland Heights County Park, where the festival takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parade will feature RUSD school groups, community organizations, classic cars, equestrian groups, floats and entertainment. The 2018 Grand Marshal is Congressman Ed Royce.

Come early for the Kiwanis $5 Pancake Breakfast at Bell Memorial Church (across the street from the District Office).
October 19, 2018 Questions? Contact RUSD News Editor gward@rowlandschools.org
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