On May 29th, Mayor Mark Carnevale and Councilmembers Raymond Gregory and Ernesto Gutierrez unveiled two new street signs that honors two high school students from Cathedral City for their academic excellence. The Annual Student Street Naming Ceremonies recognized Ms. Haley Bartsch of Cathedral City High School and Mr. Jesus Giron of Mount San Jacinto High School by renaming the street adjacent to their respective schools in their honor for one year.
Ms. Haley Bartsch
Graduating with an earned 4.75 GPA at Cathedral City High School and a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Haley has excelled in academics as well as athletics. During her freshman and sophomore years, Haley played sports in softball and golf. She was honored as the Most Valuable Player her freshman year for softball and was a letter winner in both years in golf. During her junior and senior years, she competed in track and golf. As a senior, she qualified for the Desert Valley League golf championship. It was the first time a Cathedral City High School student had achieved this stature. Upon graduation, Haley plans to attend Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, majoring in Biology. She hopes, one day, to become a surgeon.
Mr. Jesus Giron
A person who struggled academically from elementary through high school, often made poor behavior choices, and felt at an early age that he would never graduate high school, Mr. Jesus Giron has overcome those barriers to graduate with distinction from Mount San Jacinto High School. Not only has Jesus completed his high school requirements nine weeks early, but he completed nine college units towards an associate’s degree at College of the Desert. Jesus is a prime example of how alternative education can connect with students, lift their outlooks and change their trajectory in life.
Congratulations to these two students who have excelled in their respective schools.