Baldy View ROP honors students at annual ceremony

Baldy View ROP hosted its annual Celebrating Student Success awards ceremony at Upland High School on Wednesday night. The highly-attended event was an acknowledgement and celebration of students for outstanding achievement in the demonstration of 21st century career pathway skills from various Career Technical Education (CTE) classes.

The ceremony began with a speech by Baldy View ROP Registered Dental Assistant student and Ontario High School senior Edelia Navarro.

“ROP sets the foundation for the high school student’s future,” Edelia said. “ROP offers classes that set students up for a future career. And a career is better than just a job.”

Edelia’s welcoming comments were followed by a keynote address by San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Principal of Special Education Dr. Scott Wyatt.

“Creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication: all those skills are learned in CTE and ROP courses,” Dr. Wyatt said. “And these different skills are what our students can use to be competitive in the job market.”

Both Ms. Navarro and Dr. Wyatt expounded on the variety of benefits of ROP courses, each drawing on personal experience as ROP students.

A total of 83 students from local high schools were honored with certificates, medals, gift cards and/or scholarships.

Students were honored for excelling in a range of classes, including healthcare occupations, airport careers, criminal justice, technology and food and hospitality services.

Students from the Baldy View ROP course Stage Design demonstrated their skills learned in class by producing the highly-anticipated ceremony. 

Baldy View ROP provides over 70 courses in CTE, which equip students with hands-on career training, college preparatory learning, and marketable career skills.

Claremont students honored include Claremont High School students Blake Blash, Jarred Brelle, Jessica Carmody, Jesus De la Pena, Blake Gagnon, Jacqueline Guerra, Jessica Lara, Max Little, Clifford Murray, Kevin Nguyen, Kobe Perez, Mikayla Platt and Djadi Recancoj.

San Antonio High School students honored are Zoey Bell, Travis Bush, Destiny Sandoval and Robert Smith II.

For more information about programs, contact Baldy View ROP at (909) 947-3400 or visit www.baldyviewrop.com.

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