Rising Star of the Month

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Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Rising Star of the Month is to bring the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities; And/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. The core of the Rising Star of the Month is the student who makes a difference in their home, school and community with sincerity and passion.


Rising Star of the Month:

Presenting Sponsor(s):

The Rising Star of the Month is a program from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee.  The goal is to champion students that have overcome significant challenges in their life, but have managed to keep, or get back on track with their education. We honor one high school senior each month from each of our area high schools at a breakfast.   At the end of the school year, we will give scholarships to at least one student from each of our participating high schools.

Rising Star Breakfasts are open to all educators, family members of students being honored, Chamber Board Members, and event sponsors. All donations to the Rising Star of the Month program are tax deductible as this is officially a program of the Chamber’s “Partner’s in Education” 501c3. If you would like to visit one of our monthly breakfast to see if you would like to be a sponsor, please email: [email protected]

Rising Stars of the YEAR - 2020-21

2020-21 School Year

April, 2021 Playlist:

  • Birgen Grueskin, Carlsbad High School
  • Jayden Lucian, La Costa Canyon High School
  • Kami Zablan, Sage Creek High School

March, 2021 Playlist:

  • Chloe Blankenhorn, Sage Creek High School
  • Jordan Becknell, Pacific Ridge School
  • Manush Murali, La Costa Canyon High School
  • Ismael Vera, Carlsbad High School

February, 2021 Playlist:

  • Aiko Lozar, Carlsbad High School
  • Mobina Riazi, La Costa Canyon High School
  • Tiffany Leyva, Sage Creek High School

January, 2021 Playlist:

  • Sarah Williams, La Costa Canyon High School
  • Jaiv Doshi, Pacific Ridge School
  • Evan Boda, Carlsbad High School
  • Sam Allen, Sage Creek High School

December, 2020 Playlist:

  • Carter Blom, Sage Creek High School
  • Chiara Frank, La Costa Canyon High School
  • Nick Simpson, Pacific Ridge School
  • Ravi Pathak, Carlsbad High School

November, 2020 Playlist:

  • Kendal Furman, Carlsbad High School
  • Bella Niems, Sage Creek High School

    October, 2020 Playlist:

    • Nolan Mejia, Sage Creek High School
    • Alex Beltran Nuñez, Carlsbad High School
    • Carson Robles, La Costa Canyon High School
    • Shoshana Lehrer, Pacific Ridge School

        September, 2020 Playlist:

        • Karen Antonio, Carlsbad High School
        • Ian Collins, La Costa Canyon High School
        • Bennett Hochner, Sage Creek High School

            2019-20 School Year

            2020 Rising Stars of the YEAR Scholarship Winners, Playlist:

            • Luis Jofre, Carlsbad High School
            • Edward Gardner, Carlsbad High School
            • Aaliyah Rivas, La Costa Canyon High School
            • Samantha Low, Sage Creek High School
            • Sofia Hart, Pacific Ridge School
            • Mary Fangman, Pacific Ridge School

            February, 2020 Playlist:

            • Zoe Thompkins – La Costa Canyon
            • Steven Wynn – Carlsbad High
            • Henry Fowler Bmbardier – Pacific Ridge School
            • Destini Perkins – Sage Creek

                December, 2019 Playlist:

                • Juan Zacarias Francisco – La Costa Canyon
                • Mia McCarthy – Pacific Ridge School
                • Edward Gardner – Carlsbad High
                • Elaine Shi – Sage Creek

                    November, 2019 Playlist:

                    • Cavaughn Higgs – Sage Creek
                    • Chloie Wayne – La Costa Canyon
                    • Colton Powers – Army and Navy Academy
                    • Jamie Polmar – Carlsbad High
                    • Dylan McVeigh – Carlsbad Village Academy

                      October, 2019 Playlist:

                      • Sofia Hart – Pacific Ridge School
                      • Alex Gregorio Lopez – Carlsbad High
                      • Samantha Law – Sage Creek
                      • Aaliyah Rivas – La Costa Canyon

                      September, 2019 Playlist:

                      • Hayat Abdelwhabh – Sage Creek
                      • Olivia Stephens – La Costa Canyon
                      • Ana Laura Flores – Carslbad High