SPHS students participate in MESA Day
Published:  April 29, 2016

Students from Santa Paula High School participated in the 2016 MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Day Regional Competition held on the campus of California State University Fresno on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

MESA students from various regions competed in this event with SPHS students competing as part of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) region. 

 “Our students worked countless hours to prepare their projects,” said Rocio Bravo, School Counselor/Migrant Program at Santa Paula High School. “All competitions were academic events in which students participated in mathematics, engineering, and science projects.”

 Mario Castellanos, Executive Director of UCSB’s Office of Education Partnerships said: “Great job MESA Team! Congrats to Rocio and Santa Paula High School students. You all did a phenomenal job representing our region and campus!” 

 Phyllis Brady, UCSB MESA Programs Director, offered a hearty congratulations to the SPHS MESA regionalists and advisors: “Your teams performed well and represented SPHS and UCSB MESA admirably!” she said.

 Special thanks to MESA Advisors Gloria Rodriguez, Jeff Colborn, and Rocio Bravo Chavez.

Santa Paula High School students placed in the competition as follows:

Speak Out Competition

1st place: Speak Out

Isabel Payne (12th grade), Mireille Vargas (11th grade), and Phillip Rodriguez (11th grade)  

GreenFoot Competition

1st place: GreenFoot –Statewide 

1st place: GreenFoot Presentation

Angel Vargas (12th grade), Giovanni Flores (12th grade) and Mireille Vargas (11th grade)  

Prosthetic Arm Competition

3rd place: Prosthetic Arm Overall

3rd place: Prosthetic Arm Task Performance 

1st place: Prosthetic Arm Academic Display

1st place: Prosthetic Arm Oral Presentation

David Alvarez (12th grade), Jessenia Montiel (11th grade), Juan Magaña (12th grade), and Osvaldo Ambriz (11th grade)

The following SPHS MESA senior winners will be attending a four-year university in the fall:

* David Álvarez - University of California, San Diego, Political Science

*Giovanni Flores - University of California, Santa Barbara or California Lutheran University, Computer Science

* Ángel Garza – University of California, Santa Barbara, Chemical Engineering

* Juan Magaña – University of California, Irvine, Undeclared

* Isabel Payne – University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science

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