SCOE Announces the 2022-2023 Leadership Academy Class

Stanislaus County Office of Education’s (SCOE) Leadership Academy has selected 31 students representing 16 individual high schools throughout Stanislaus County for their 2022-2023 Leadership Academy Class. Students attend Leadership Academy on the first Friday of the month during the school year.
New class members include:

Elise Anderson, Ceres High

Maria Arata, Joseph A. Gregori High

Natalia Armas, Central Valley High

Vanessa Bedoy, Waterford High

Mateo Bravo, Central Catholic High

Emily  Cerna, Waterford High

Mikayla Duron, Waterford High

Sutton Joi Edeal, Big Valley Christian

Elizabeth Franklin, Keyes to Learning Charter

Kaci Jericoff, Oakdale High

Maya Keo, Waterford High

Manav Kumar, Joseph A. Gregori High

Selena Little, Aspire Vanguard College Preparatory Academy

Emma Lo, Hart-Ransom Academic Charter

Tejas Mathai, Joseph A. Gregori High

 Haidan Mayfield, Joseph A. Gregori High

Carson Morrison, Modesto High

Elijah Netniss, Connecting Waters Charter

Lily Nguyen, James C. Enochs High

Emily Ocampo, Central Catholic

Vidhee Patel, Joseph A. Gregori High

Iverlynn Perez, Thomas Downey High

Joseph Reed, Fred C. Beyer High

Holly Reese James C. Enochs, High

Caroline Roseman, Fred C. Beyer High

Crystal Salinas, Joseph A. Gregori High

Sur Shah, Joseph A. Gregori High

Shianne Tigner, Denair Charter Academy

Delia Vidal, Central Valley High

Isabella Villalobos, Thomas Downey High

 Noah Wong, Joseph A. Gregori High



Students and their families attended a “Meet and Greet” in August. The first class, Team Building and Introduction to Leadership Day, was held on September 9. According to Prevention Programs Director Dallas Plaa, the student's first session was an exciting one. “During this session, Matt Emerzian, author and founder of Every Monday Matters movement, inspired students by demonstrating the many ways in which they matter and can make a difference,” said Plaa. Students also had the opportunity to hear from a panel of individuals with first-hand experience serving in local leadership roles. Panelists included District 4 Representative of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Mani Grewal, Superintendent of Schools Scott Kuykendall, Chief Deputy District Attorney Wendell Emerson, and District 1 Modesto City Councilmember Rosa Escutia-Braaton. Following the panel, students took part in a “True Colors” training to learn more about their own leadership style and how to collaborate in a diverse group. Students finished the day with a team-building activity at the Escape Room business in downtown Modesto.
“We look forward to sharing Nonprofit Day with students on October 21 where they will visit a variety of local nonprofit organizations,” said Plaa.

Date Published: 
Friday, September 23, 2022