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Oscar Diaz

Grade: 12th
School: Enochs

Academic excellence only begins to describe Oscar Diaz. Recognized by the State Senate, Oscar has worked four years as a library assistant serving in the Stanislaus County Volunteer Program. He has delivered speeches for the ground breaking and ribbon cutting ceremonies for his local neighborhood park. Oscar is also a dedicated musician and recently had the honor of representing Modesto and the State of California with his high school band in Washington DC by marching in the 2012 4th of July Parade. His passion and commitment to music led him to earn first chair in his instrument in the Stanislaus County Honor Band.

Oscar has worked for the City of Modesto as a lifeguard and for the City’s Adaptive Bowling Program. As a sophomore, Oscar was also selected by Kaiser Permanente as a Clinical Technician, a highly sought after position. His perseverance and discipline have also helped him to earn his black belt in mixed martial arts. Oscar participated in the 32nd Annual Stanislaus Academic Decathlon and was honored to receive the bronze award for Mathematics. He attended Lead America’s National Leadership Summit at Stanford University during the summer of 2011, enhancing his college and career preparation.

Another great accomplishment of Oscar’s includes the AP Scholar Award presented to him by the College Board. He has maintained a high grade point average throughout his career as student, earning him recognition as a member of the California Scholastic Federation. Great ambition and a dedicated spirit show that Oscar is sure to succeed in all of his aspirations.

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