The Rotary Club of Calistoga has awarded Student of the Month honors to seniors Hayseel Barrera and Lesly Nayeli Salazar Perez. They were honored at the January Rotary meeting.
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Barrera, daughter of Janet Almaraz Martinez and Jose Luis Barrera, has a 3.59 GPA and is ranked ninth in her class. She is involved in the S-Club and Interact, and her athletic participation includes basketball, volleyball, softball, and track and field. She was also named All Napa County Volleyball Co-Player of the Year. She has been honored for academic excellence in Biology, the White Honor Roll in 10th grade (3.0—3.4 GPA); the Green Honor Roll, 11th and 12th grade (3.5—4.0 GPA); the California Scholarship Federation; and Hispanas Organized for Political Equality. Barrera’s community involvement includes an internship at Calistoga Cedars Care Home; coaching basketball Little League for U12 girls; and volunteering at the Soroptimist Annual Crab Feed, the annual Christmas Faire, Soup-er Bowl, MLK trash clean-up, Thanksgiving dinner for residents at Calistoga Cedars Care Home, and trash clean-up in our local parks. She plans to attend a four-year university and pursue a career in nursing to become an emergency room or a labor and delivery nurse.
Salazar Perez, daughter of Gladis Perez Ramos, has a 3.48 GPA and is ranked 10th in her class. She is involved in CLARA, and her athletic participation includes soccer, basketball, and Cheer. She was recognized as Student Athlete with a 3.86 GPA in 2018-2019 (soccer); Student Athlete with a 3.57 GPA 2019-2020 (soccer); and Student Athlete with 3.22 GPA 2018-2019 (basketball). Salazar Perez has been honored with most improved in algebra 1 (2017); Synopsys-Sonoma county STEAM Showcase (2017); most improved in AVID (2018) and Academic Achievement in 2019. Her community involvement includes ACE Program volunteer; library volunteer; Community Center (Back to School) volunteer; and Open House (translator) volunteer. Post high school plans include attending either UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Riverside, Sacramento State, or Sonoma State University.