Recipents Chloe Saver, Tianha Padilla and Catie Ewig!


Greg Coppock, SonRise Christian Fellowship Pastor, welcomed everyone to the 4th SOM breakfast that celebrated the following students: Cadence Ewig, Tianha Padilla and Chloe Shaver. (Elly Ahrend, the Oasis High School SOM, did not attend.) North Coast Church’s High School Pastor Spencer Osborne lead the opening prayer. Many organizations’ representatives came to celebrate the hardworking students, including Fallbrook Village Rotary’s Don and Jen Weeks.


Teacher Alana Milton nominated Cadence (Catie) Ewig because she always volunteers. She always helps clean up with a smile after homecoming, ASB, pep rallies, and school dances. Catie's whole family stood onstage stage as her mom talked about her daughter's accomplishments as cheer captain and raising steers & pigs. She can persevere with tenacity according to her dad who mentioned her Individualized Educational Program (IEP). For her future, Catie announced she plans to attend Palomar College focusing on ASL so she can translate the nightly news to the deaf.

Both of Tianha Padilla's moms, Rosie and Melissa, took the stage to celebrate with their daughter.  Rosie spoke about her Harvard-bound daughter who obtained AP Scholar Distinction. Only about 10% of students earn this distinction, awarded to students who average 3.5 on AP exams. Tianha takes the time from her studies to help other students. Teacher Marin Pinnell likened Tianha to an arrow with her family as the quiver, strong fins for direction, and a steady loyal shaft. With her pointed arrow, she stays sharp excelling in AP classes and pushing hard playing rugby. Tianha, who has multiple career choices, will study engineering.

With Chloe Shaver’s multiple SOM teacher nominations, Teacher Heather Smith felt honored to make the presentation. Teacher Smith listed Chloe’s accomplishments: AP Scholar Distinction, School News writer, Village News columnist, three-year choir member, academic team, and book club. She has the unique ability to bring in other quiet or shy students and has taken the lead in the upcoming student-lead drama production. 
Chloe’s grandmother talked about how well Chloe has done despite losing her mom when she was eleven. Chloe plans to attend UC Santa Barbara to obtain a degree in English or Journalism. 

Our town is so excited about these students who certainly will excel in their careers! Be on the lookout for the upcoming ASL translator, engineer and journalist!