Posted by Gurdip (Honorary Member) Hari on Jan 11, 2018
 At the January 11, meeting, members and guests heard a presentation by two outstanding students who are now seniors at LUSD schools.
Before the student presentations, there was mention of several events, including
 A Movie Night under the stars event at Roosevelt ES to be held on Fri, Jan 12 at 5pm.  Also Youth act will participate in a 5K Run event at Dodger Stadium on Sat, Mar 17, which begins at 6am.  There will be carpools organized from Lynwood.  Participants need to be at Roosevelt ES at 5:30am to join a carpool.  This is a part of the LA Marathon event.  Lynwood Rotary members are encouraged to participate in this event.
(Note that there is also a 5K Run being held by Rotary District 5280, on the same day, Mar 17, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, in Griffith Park for Polio. More information to follow.
Gudiel Crosthwaite, LUSD Superintendent (and Lynwood Rotary member) introduced the two LUSD students.  Also assisting was Asst. Superintendent for LUSD, Patrick Gittisboongul.  In addition, the students were introduced by Christina Camateros, formerly a teacher at FHS, and now staff to LUSD.
Mr. Crosthwaite, noted that these two students are an example of the improving academic accomplishments of LUSD students, noting that a few years ago the percentage of students graduating from their LUSD high schools was in the sixties, and now has risen to be in the nineties.
Kimberly Wenceslao, a senior and the number one student at FHS, based on her GPA score, and has an IB score, International Bacculearate, which gives her an international ranking.  In the summer of 2017, she attended John Hopkins University for 3 weeks, then went to Yale for a bio-medical class, then attended, at the school's invitation, to visit Dartmouth.  She will be enrolling at Yale, with a psychology major.  Her final career goal, she notes, is either to become a medical doctor, with a specialty in neuroscience, or to become a lawyer, with a specialty in immigration law.
Abieden or Abby Lopez, a senior at LHS, achieved being a National Merit Scholar with the added rank of “Commended Scholar.”  In the summer of 2017 she attended a 6 week summer program at MIT in general engineering, followed by attending at UCLA Tech Camp in engineering for 4 weeks.  She wants to pursue a degree in electrical engineering.  She has been accepted at Stanford, but is waiting to see what other universities accept her before deciding to go to Stanford.  She noted that she has taken courses on Saturdays and after school at Cerritos College and has received from Cerritos a Certificate of Completion in Engineering Design.
  Daniel Miller / Omar Franco / Rowland Becerra –
  Public Relations and Community Outreach for the Lynwood Rotary Club