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51 students honored for perfect scores on state test
• School Board recognizes high scorers on the CAASPP
Ceres student
Westport student Isabella Michelena, here with Principal Jennifer Cervantes, scored perfect state test scores for two years in a row.

A total of 51 students who posted perfect California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress scores in 2018-19 were recognized during Thursday’s Ceres School Board meeting.

“Our staff and students are working hard to master the state standards,” said Ceres Unified School District Director of Secondary Education Paul Rutishauser. “We’re proud of them.”

The CAASPP measures student progress in different subjects, including English language arts and math.

CUSD had 30 students obtain perfect scores in 2017-18.

“The hard work of our staff and students is paying off in a measurable way,” Rutishauser said. 

“It’s wonderful to see so many students achieve perfect scores,” noted CUSD Communications Special Beth Jimenez. “It represents not only their hard work but the hard work of their teachers and families.”

Honored for their academic excellence were students: Micaela Martinez, Lizette Alvarez, Andrew Arevalo, Aimee Carranza, Sarah Dea, Jacinto Farias, Favio Gonzalez, Ariana Jimenez, Jasleen Kaur, Enrique Martinez, Gloria Fatima Montes, Vinh Nguyen, Benjamin Torres, Gladys Hernandez Tellez, Antonio Ruiz Perez, Amberlin Hopwood, Andrea Rodriguez, Landon Hortsman, Aaniyah Ibarrola, Gabriel Jacquez, Kamaldeep Dhami, Ashlyn Nelson, Tanveer Kaur, Ariana Martinez, Inderpreet Sangha, Jayden Pires, Lauren Salvatera, Evan Acosta, Mariana Campos, Jose Carranza, Miranda Zepeda, Erik Bonilla, Thanya Gonzalez, Deanika Perez, Kali Barindelli, Desiree Diaz, Elijah Younan, Kassandra Aguayo Topete, Elli Burrell, Natalie Hill, Adrian Vizcaino, Pablo Aguilar, Liliana Rivas, Isabella Michelena, Rana Alfareh, Eric Deo, Aiden Jensen, Robin Regier Denny, Izabella Jacquez, Bella Carrera and Nicolas Gil.

Achieving perfect scores on CAASPP for a second consecutive year were Isabella Michelena, Andrea Rodriguez, Mariana Campos, Kassandra Aguayo Topete and Aiden Jensen.