Scholarship Winner Mariana Rocha

Congratulations Mariana!

Congratulations to our Brookside Optometric Scholarship contest winner, Mariana Rocha! Chosen on the basis of her outstanding character and work ethic, Mariana will receive a $1000 scholarship awarded by Brookside Optometric Group.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our scholarship contest. Each of our nominees was very deserving, and choosing a winner from this outstanding group was a difficult task. Best of luck to each of you as you graduate High School and move on to your future endeavors!


Mariana Rocha

Mariana Rocha

High School
Edison High School


Nominated by
Justin Nelson
Mariana Rocha's Guidance Counselor

I am happy to recommend Mariana Rocha for this scholarship. She is an amazing girl with a great personality and work ethic. I have known her for nearly two years and I can honestly say that everybody loves her. She currently has a 3.77 GPA and consistently challenges herself with various honors and advanced placement courses. She is undoubtely ready for higher education.

Mariana is a four year Avid student and has been an integral part of our program here at Edison. Since we are a National Avid Demonstration Site, Mariana has always been so helpful when we would have our various Avid parent nights and Avid Showcases. Specifically, in our Avid Showcases, teachers, administrators, and counselors from various cities in California come and tour our school and Mariana always volunteers and helps with that process. She is a person of high character and very respecful. Besides the great relationships she builds with others and her service to Avid, she has also participated in St. Linus Church's juvenile retreats where she is able to serve the community by spreading peace and positivity. Moreover, she did volunteer work at Pixie Woods clean-up with felllow students from Edison. Finally, she is an integral part of the Class of 2019 Club making decisions and voicing her opinion for upcoming school events.

In summary, Mariana’s interpersonal skills make her a tremendous asset to Edison High School. She is outgoing, enthusiastic, and well-liked by others. Due to her character, intelligence, motivation, areas of service, work ethic, and compassion for others, Mariana has my unconditional recommendation for this scholarship.

 

Comments 9

Guest - Alajia Hall on Monday, 01 April 2019 18:45

Mariana is an extremely intelligent young lady with a very driven and positive spirit. She’s very hardworking and does everything with her best effort and a smile on her face. Getting to know her has inspired me to not only be a better student, but person as well. I’m grateful to have gained a truly amazing friend in the last few years.

Mariana is an extremely intelligent young lady with a very driven and positive spirit. She’s very hardworking and does everything with her best effort and a smile on her face. Getting to know her has inspired me to not only be a better student, but person as well. I’m grateful to have gained a truly amazing friend in the last few years.
Guest - Emanuel Soto on Tuesday, 02 April 2019 14:29

Mariana is an intelligent individual who is always willing to help others regardless of it being at school or at home. She is charcterized by her respectful ways towards others and the positive energy she spreads to them. Overall, her presence makes a difference as she always puts her best effort in any given task.

Mariana is an intelligent individual who is always willing to help others regardless of it being at school or at home. She is charcterized by her respectful ways towards others and the positive energy she spreads to them. Overall, her presence makes a difference as she always puts her best effort in any given task.
Guest - Emanuel Soto on Tuesday, 02 April 2019 15:18

Mariana is an intelligent individual who is always willing to help others regardless of it being at school or at home. She is charcterized by her respectful ways towards others and the positive energy she spreads to them. Overall, her presence makes a difference as she always puts her best effort in any given task.

Mariana is an intelligent individual who is always willing to help others regardless of it being at school or at home. She is charcterized by her respectful ways towards others and the positive energy she spreads to them. Overall, her presence makes a difference as she always puts her best effort in any given task.
Guest - Cierra Rivas on Tuesday, 02 April 2019 23:05

Mariana is the most dedicated person I know. She’s very outgoing and has a heart that is so pure. No matter how your day is going she can put a smile on your face and I personally think that’s one of the best qualities that someone can have. She’s super focused and always is blowing away expectations. Having her as my friend throughout high school has been a true blessing. I know she will do big things in life and I can’t wait to see all her hard work and devotion pay off.

Mariana is the most dedicated person I know. She’s very outgoing and has a heart that is so pure. No matter how your day is going she can put a smile on your face and I personally think that’s one of the best qualities that someone can have. She’s super focused and always is blowing away expectations. Having her as my friend throughout high school has been a true blessing. I know she will do big things in life and I can’t wait to see all her hard work and devotion pay off.
Guest - Rosa Munoz on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 13:25

Mariana is a young woman who has a great deal of perseverance and is naturally humble in character. I met her when she reached out to a nonprofit organization I volunteered for seeking help with her college applications. She is the first in her immediate family to pursue higher education and as the eldest sibling in her family, she is providing a great example of what it takes to make dreams a reality. Mariana has surprised me in her ability to ask for help and seek advice on situations that are unfamiliar to her. I believe that's one of Mariana's best traits because a leader doesn't try to do everything on their own or claim to be the expert, but rather uses the resources available to them and acknowledges the value of what other people know to be successful. Mariana has faced challenges in school after having moved from one high school to another, but has built rapport with her teachers and fellow students for her work ethic despite the circumstances. She persevered through those issues with the help of her school counselor and her commitment to herself to try her best. I believe Mariana will grow to be a great resource to her community after having experienced the challenges that come with being a first generation college student. I am proud to support Mariana through her endeavors because she is open to feedback and puts her plans into action.

Mariana is a young woman who has a great deal of perseverance and is naturally humble in character. I met her when she reached out to a nonprofit organization I volunteered for seeking help with her college applications. She is the first in her immediate family to pursue higher education and as the eldest sibling in her family, she is providing a great example of what it takes to make dreams a reality. Mariana has surprised me in her ability to ask for help and seek advice on situations that are unfamiliar to her. I believe that's one of Mariana's best traits because a leader doesn't try to do everything on their own or claim to be the expert, but rather uses the resources available to them and acknowledges the value of what other people know to be successful. Mariana has faced challenges in school after having moved from one high school to another, but has built rapport with her teachers and fellow students for her work ethic despite the circumstances. She persevered through those issues with the help of her school counselor and her commitment to herself to try her best. I believe Mariana will grow to be a great resource to her community after having experienced the challenges that come with being a first generation college student. I am proud to support Mariana through her endeavors because she is open to feedback and puts her plans into action.
Guest - Jorge Flores on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 14:46


It is my pleasure to write a recommendation on behalf of Mariana Rocha; Mariana is a young lady with moral principles who is well established. I have had the honor of being her teacher when she attended the confirmation classes at St. Linus Catholic Church, the Church where we attend; which of I am a member of the board, and Director of the Parish Pastoral Council. I have the honor of knowing Mariana and her family, because we belong to the same community. I believe her respect for others, and her dedication to her academics; are some of her great attributes. Her GPA is a 3.77 which I know she has worked very hard to achieve.
When I had Mariana in my class she showed a tremendous amount of respect for me, the class and for herself. Mariana also showed great talent, maturity and discipline. Mariana is very talented and uses her leadership and her skills to help others and make her peers feel welcome and safe. She currently attends Edison High School; where she helps and encourages her peers to participate and creates a positive environment in whichever activity she is involved in. I know mariana to be very persistent with her academics and she is very perseverant. Therefore, I highly recommend Mariana.
Mariana is setting a great example to her family and to our community, she is a great example of integrity and hard work. Please take Mariana Rocha into consideration when you make your decision.
Thank You
Sincerely.​​​​​​​​​​​
Jorge Flores

It is my pleasure to write a recommendation on behalf of Mariana Rocha; Mariana is a young lady with moral principles who is well established. I have had the honor of being her teacher when she attended the confirmation classes at St. Linus Catholic Church, the Church where we attend; which of I am a member of the board, and Director of the Parish Pastoral Council. I have the honor of knowing Mariana and her family, because we belong to the same community. I believe her respect for others, and her dedication to her academics; are some of her great attributes. Her GPA is a 3.77 which I know she has worked very hard to achieve. When I had Mariana in my class she showed a tremendous amount of respect for me, the class and for herself. Mariana also showed great talent, maturity and discipline. Mariana is very talented and uses her leadership and her skills to help others and make her peers feel welcome and safe. She currently attends Edison High School; where she helps and encourages her peers to participate and creates a positive environment in whichever activity she is involved in. I know mariana to be very persistent with her academics and she is very perseverant. Therefore, I highly recommend Mariana. Mariana is setting a great example to her family and to our community, she is a great example of integrity and hard work. Please take Mariana Rocha into consideration when you make your decision. Thank You Sincerely.​​​​​​​​​​​ Jorge Flores
Guest - Samantha on Monday, 15 April 2019 09:20

Mariana is hardworking, very social, and ambitious when it comes to teaching her goals. She presents herself with well mannerisms and continues to inspire and support her peers.

Mariana is hardworking, very social, and ambitious when it comes to teaching her goals. She presents herself with well mannerisms and continues to inspire and support her peers.
Guest - Daniela on Monday, 15 April 2019 09:26

Mariana is a very humble and inspiring individual. She puts forth her best efforts in everything that she does. She has a very big heart and cares for everyone around her and I am happy to have gotten to know her character.

Mariana is a very humble and inspiring individual. She puts forth her best efforts in everything that she does. She has a very big heart and cares for everyone around her and I am happy to have gotten to know her character.
Guest - Jodie Bardone on Monday, 15 April 2019 12:03

April 15, 2019


To Whom I May Concern,

I highly recommend Mariana for the Brookeside Optometry Scholarship. As a future citizen and college student Mariana shows promise in all her endeavors. I have been her art teacher for the last year here at Edison High School. During her time as my student Mariana has displayed success not only in academics, but also in community centered character.
Mariana earned a grade of an A consistently in my art class not only for her artistic skill, and quality attendance, but for her dedication to the classroom community. As an upperclassman she accepted the role of a mentor in the classroom. Many freshmen looked up to her and she represented with these students as a role model encouraging and educating these students what it meant to be a successful student.
It is without a doubt that Mariana will do well in the medical field as she pursues a degree to become a neonatal nurse. She perseveres with her life tasks with positivity and creativity holding her head high problem solving with confidence and patience. I know this ability to connect with her community, work independently, and commit to her obligations will serve Mariana well in a career and college setting.


Sincerely,

Jodie Bardone

April 15, 2019 To Whom I May Concern, I highly recommend Mariana for the Brookeside Optometry Scholarship. As a future citizen and college student Mariana shows promise in all her endeavors. I have been her art teacher for the last year here at Edison High School. During her time as my student Mariana has displayed success not only in academics, but also in community centered character. Mariana earned a grade of an A consistently in my art class not only for her artistic skill, and quality attendance, but for her dedication to the classroom community. As an upperclassman she accepted the role of a mentor in the classroom. Many freshmen looked up to her and she represented with these students as a role model encouraging and educating these students what it meant to be a successful student. It is without a doubt that Mariana will do well in the medical field as she pursues a degree to become a neonatal nurse. She perseveres with her life tasks with positivity and creativity holding her head high problem solving with confidence and patience. I know this ability to connect with her community, work independently, and commit to her obligations will serve Mariana well in a career and college setting. Sincerely, Jodie Bardone
Guest
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

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Full Details

This scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a senior in high school in San Joaquin County for the 2019 graduating year. Students may be enrolled in public or private schools, or be home-schooled. Nominations must be successfully uploaded to the entry page by midnight on March 31, 2019.

To be considered for the scholarship, all students must be nominated by a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, pastor, or youth leader (immediate family members and relatives are not eligible to submit nominations). Nominations will be posted on the contest website and receive community feedback during the period from April 1-15, 2019.

One scholarship winner will be chosen by Brookside Optometric Group doctors based on their nomination and community feedback. The scholarship and funds will be presented to the winner in person in early May 2019—exact date to be determined by the winner.

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