We Are Girls SOAR High
We are a team of motivated girls and this is our second year as part of the national GirlsBuild program. We are dedicated to serving others and helping our community. This year we took part in the GirlsBuild Voter Mobilization Challenge, along with focusing on helping our classmates feel less stressed and more motivated during distance learning.
Our 2021 Team
Mr. LaMon is a retired judge who has been volunteering with high school students since 1990. Author of four books, he has been giving motivational speeches to young people and adults around the globe for thirty years. He graduated from John Marshal High School in Los Angeles, received a bachelor’s degree in math from Yale University, and received his law degree from USC. He is a 33-year veteran of Toastmasters International and is the 1992 World Champion of Public Speaking. Mr. LaMon has been blind since he was four years old.
Hi my name is Jocelyn Cordero! I'm currently a sophomore at SOAR High School. I wanted to have a positive impact in my community, so I decided to join this club to make that impact. In this club I take minutes and attend as well as assist in events. Outside of school I enjoy cooking, painting, and drawing. I hope to positively affect everyone in our community.
Hello! I am Brenda Gonzalez and I am a Junior at SOAR High School. I joined Girls SOAR High because, from a young age, I realized that women are hardly encouraged to pursue careers in the STEM field. From the miniature club in my middle school, I felt empowered by the small community of females in my school. I knew from Femineers and GirlsBuild that I wanted to pursue a career in the STEM field. GirlsBuild taught me that women are strong and courageous. Women can do anything they desire in this world. I was excited to know that there was a GirlsBuild club at SOAR High School, so I joined with the happiest desires and greatest inspiration.
Bawo ni! (means hello in yoruba). My name is Zenaat Abass, I am currently a freshman attending SOAR High School and I am our Girls SOAR High Treasurer. As a feminist I have always wanted to empower young woman like me to follow their dreams and reach for the stars. It is an honor to be a part of this wonderful club because it has such an amazing impact on both our community and young woman around the world.
Hello! I am Rocio Rivera and I am a Junior. I am excited and grateful to be part of this team at SOAR with amazing, passionate, and dedicated girls. I enjoy serving my community and being involved to create an impact. As well as reading, listening to music, nature, traveling, public speaking, swimming and spending time with family and friends. I plan to pursue a profession in law and am also involved in Mock Trial, Key Club, and Speech Club. Working with the team gives me so much joy and it is amazing what we can do when we work together.
Hello, my name is Michelle Medina! I am in 10th grade and Vice President of Girls SOAR High. I enjoy environmental science and art! I enjoy our club because I'm surrounded by inclusive, creative, and intelligent individuals. They always share their views and opinions which allows us to make good decisions.
Hello! My name is Helen Alvizures and I am a Sophomore at SOAR High School. Girls SOAR High has encouraged and motivated me to feel confident enough to voice my opinions and thoughts. I enjoy writing and listening to music to meditate! I am proud to be a part of our wonderful team and hope to see many more girls feel empowered to create and do great things!
Hi there! I am Yahany Francisco and I am a sophomore at SOAR high school. At each Girls SOAR High meeting I feel very welcomed. One of my favorite activities that Girls SOAR High has created, was the student teacher meeting, this helped so many students connect with their teachers including me. I am honored to be a member of Girls SOAR High and I can't wait to see what the future holds for our amazing team.
My full name is Maria Belen Montoya but Maria Montoya is good. I'm in 9th grade, I joined Girls SOAR High because we do things that help raise awareness and help the community and what I like most about Girls SOAR High is that we send out a positive affirmation everyday and sometimes when I'm not feeling my happiest our daily affirmations bring me a lot of hope and motivation.