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Students of the Month

MVHS Student of the Month: Gage Rodriguez

MVHS Student of the Month: Gage Rodriguez

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Senior Gage Rodriguez is the September 2019 Student of the Month for Mountain View High School. Gage is an outstanding student who is a hard worker, a leader, and is remarkably intelligent. He is enrolled in challenging classes such as AP Statistics, AP Physics C,
 
AP Gov/Macro, Multivariable Calculus Honors and AP Literature. He has been taking an extremely challenging course load since Freshman year, and he has always excelled.
 
Gage is also an active member of the marching band for which he plays the trumpet, the Speech and Debate team, and Mock Trial, all of which he has been doing for his entire tenure at Mountain View. In Speech and Debate, Gage was part of the first team in Mountain View history to go to the Tournament of Champions, an impressive feat. Gage has been to County quarterfinals for Mock Trial for the past two years; he has been an attorney for the past three years, and this year he is the prosecution captain. He was also the co-president of Mock Trial last year, and will likely be again this year. 
 
On top of all of this, Gage has been on the varsity tennis team since he was a sophomore, showing true skill in time management and balance. Outside of all of this academic and extracurricular excellence, Gage finds enjoyment in table tennis, as well as both skiing and snowboarding. 
 
Gage is an exemplary student, and we are lucky to have him at Mountain View High School.
LAHS Student of the Month: Christian Martinez

LAHS Student of the Month: Christian Martinez

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Los Altos High School’s Student of the Month for September 2019 is Senior Christian Martinez, who is active on and off campus. At school, Christian is a member of the Student Community Leaders (SCL), for which he is in charge of the Mix & Mingle committee, responsible for holding new student lunches and promoting inclusion around school. Christian has also been an active member of the Latino Student Union for all four years of high school. Last year, as the vice president, Christian helped organize fundraisers and plan school events.
 
During the spring, Christian spends a lot of his time out on the track, where he has been on the Track team for four years and throws the shot put and discus.
 
Outside of his school activities, Christian balances two different jobs. Every day after school, he works at American Tires on El Camino, and on the weekends he works at Icon Movie Theater on San Antonio Road. For the past two summers, Christian has volunteered for the Stretch to Kindergarten program, where he helped prepare young students for their upcoming year as kindergarteners.
 
Christian’s favorite subject is math, a subject he plans to continue in college by majoring in Mechanical Engineering. As an AVID student, he will be a first generation college student. 
 
Christian is extremely motivated and is a great presence to have at Los Altos High
 
School, and for that we are proud to present him as September Student of the Month.
MVHS Student of the Month: Shannon Gould

MVHS Student of the Month: Shannon Gould

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Shannon Gould is Mountain View High School's May Student of the Month.
 
A junior, Shannon is a remarkable student, enrolled in US History, American Literature, Spanish III Honors, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, and AP Physics.
 
Along with balancing all these classes, she is an active member of the MVHS cross country, varsity soccer and track teams. Shannon also plays on a competitive club soccer team and is a year-round volunteer for a tennis camp called ACEing Autism. Additionally, Shannon volunteered to be a cabin leader at Walden West Science Camp, where she had the opportunity to lead a group of 20 5th grade girls in interesting academic activities and games.
 
Besides working with children in the outdoors, Shannon is also interested in programming and building helpful apps or accommodations for those who may benefit. She is currently a member of the MVHS Creator's Club, and every Monday and Thursday the club gets together to build a sensory wall for the Special Education department at Mountain View.
 
In her free time, Shannon enjoys going on hikes, bike rides, and camping with my friends and family. She also juggles and can solve a Rubik's cube in under a minute.
 
Over the summer, Shannon trained for Cross Country while she also volunteered at a summer camp called Kick Lead Dream (KLD) where she coached underprivileged kids soccer.
 
In college, Shannon plans to major in a STEM field, potentially as a computer science, software engineering, or math. After college, she hopes to explore the world and work at a company where she can spread her ideas and build things to help improve the world and quality of life for as many people as possible. She is also looking forward to a fun senior year!
LAHS Student of the Month: Kylie Akiyama

LAHS Student of the Month: Kylie Akiyama

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Los Altos High School selected Kylie Akiyama as Student of the Month because of her outstanding work inside the classroom as well as her contributions outside the classroom.
 
Kylie loves to volunteer and is involved in a wide range of different clubs on campus. She is an officer of two LAHS service clubs: One Dollar For Life and Girls’ Life Project. She is also an active member of both the STEAM Team and Teen Tutors, which are focused on providing educational support to elementary school students in the local community. Kylie also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House every Saturday.
 
When she’s not busy with clubs, Kylie spends her time playing tennis and taking photos for the LAHS student-run newspaper . She has been on varsity tennis team for the past three years and will be the team captain next year. Kylie is also the photography captain for the Talon and will be the media managing editor next year. She really enjoys Talon as it allows her to be involved in the school while exploring photography.
 
Even with all she does outside of the school, Kylie continues to excel in the classroom; her GPA is 4+. Her favorite subject is science and she plans to pursue space biology or environmental biology.  A participant in the Advanced Scientific Investigations (ASI) class, Kylie’s project on limiting the effects of red tide received second place in the biological science and engineering category in the Synopsys science competition. In April, she also traveled to Kauai with other high school students to research possible antibiotic properties of the dirt and plants.
MVHS Student of the Month: Camila Trepanier

MVHS Student of the Month: Camila Trepanier

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Camila Trepanier is Mountain View High School's April 2019 Student of the Month. Camila is an extraordinary student who is enrolled in AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science, US History,
 
Trigonometry/Math Analysis, and AP Spanish Language and Culture. Along with balancing all these classes, Camilla is an active member of the Mountain View community. At school, Camila has been apart of the school’s Mock Trial team since her sophomore year. She is also part of the Ambassadors Club, which helps freshman and new transfers students learn their way around the campus, get acclimatized and meet new friends through events like potlucks and parent information nights .
 
Outside of school she volunteers with 4H, a program in which volunteers help children with physical or mental disabilities participate in equine therapy.
 
Camila’s heritage is  is that she is half Argentine and half Canadian, she was born in Canada and moved to Mountain View in 2007. Last summer she went to Argentina for two months and lived on her family farms with her aunt. The farms were both agricultural and livestock farms, and she learned a lot about the farming business.She also is a competitive horseback rider and competes with her team all over Northern California.
 
In her free time, she loves to do photography and hike.
 
Camila's goals are to go to a University and perhaps study Psychology, but plans to keep all her options open.
 
Congratulations, Camila!